Medals galore for Herts Phoenix

PUBLISHED: 07:42 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:09 26 October 2009

Herts Phoenix athletes take to the track

Herts Phoenix athletes take to the track

THERE were gold medals galore for Herts Phoenix at the annual Hertfordshire Relay Championships. The meet sees the perennial battle between the Times Territory outfit and Stevenage and North Herts AC on May Bank Holiday. A total of nine golds, two silvers

THERE were gold medals galore for Herts Phoenix at the annual Hertfordshire Relay Championships.

The meet sees the perennial battle between the Times Territory outfit and Stevenage and North Herts AC on May Bank Holiday.

A total of nine golds, two silvers and a bronze were won by Herts Phoenix from their Under-13s to senior teams.

Also run the same day were the county 1,500m championships with more medals taken home by Herts Phoenix.

For the Under-13 girls, Lizzie Parry ran strongly to take the silver.

In what was a finely contested race, Parry's club colleague Megan Breen just missed out on a medal in fourth place, despite having competed for the club the previous day.

Lizzie Bird ran a tactically astute Under-15 girls' race.

She timed her run well to win a hard- fought and fast race to take a superb gold with a personal best time of 4 minutes 55.2 seconds.

There was a bronze for Under-20 women's athlete Laura Whitehead.

She made the top three with a time of 5 mins 06.6 secs.

Under-13 boys' athlete Joshua Jewson took the runners-up spot in his category after clocking 5 mins 17.7 secs.

Liam Dee claimed an excellent Under-15 boys' bronze medal with a solid run of 4 mins 46.3 secs.

In the Under-17 men's group David Wilson was victorious.

After a tight and fast finish, he recorded 4 mins 25.4 secs with club colleague Edward Shepherd taking the bronze in 4 mins 30.5 secs.

Finally, Under 20 men's runner Louis Walshe and Tom Gough won silver and bronze medals in times of 4 mins 16.3 secs and 4 mins 26.4 secs respectively.


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