The club records have been updated, transferred to Excel & uploaded to the club website.
So far in 2018 (to 18th June), we have 13 records claimed by current athletes, with some athletes breaking their own record in the space of 2-3 weeks. Records were claimed at our own open events, at YDL & Midland league matches with the remainder including Leicestershire county champs, National champs & BMC. Many athletes weren’t even born when the original record was set!!
The oldest record broken is the U17m 3K. It was previously held by J Barker in 1981 with a time of 8.56. It was broken at a BMC event on 2nd June by Kieren Coleman-Smith knocking off 3 seconds with a time of 8.53
The U17W long jump record has been held since 1988 by V Goosey with a jump of 5.42. It was beaten by Molly Palmer at the Indoor nationals in February with a tremendous jump of 5.91.
The U17W high jump record of 1.61 was set in 1986 and held by R Bailey. At the Charnwood open in June, Madeleine Wood took this long standing record with a jump of 1.65.
Neve Grimes may be new to U20 400m hurdling this season, but she took a 20 year old record with a new time of 66.9 which she then subsequently broke with a time of 66.0
Eleanor Orme-Herbert became our U13 javelin record thrower with 27.92 back in May beating a 5 year old record set by Millie Shaw. She then went on to throw 28.31 to beat her own record.
Amy Hunt beat her own record in the 100m U17W record with a time of 11.63 at the Loughborough International.
The U17W 300m record was originally set in Jun 2006 at 42.5, but Naomi Wilbram timed in at 42.34 earlier this season taking the 12 year old record. She then broke her own record 2 weeks later by crossing the line in 41.07.
The Pole Vault for U17W was smashed by Dalila Watson with a huge jump of 2.63 at SportCity in January. The previous record was shared between H Orr & M Reed each with a jump of 1.9
Finn Lydon took his own U20 2KSC crown by knocking 9 seconds off his previous time with 6.24
U20 mens hurdler Tré Thomas ran a new 110mH record with 13.69 at the Alexander Stadium in April
Hammer thrower Jasmine Routledge beat her own 4k record by close to 4m when she threw 46.78 at the Midland league in June. Jasmine has also broken the 3K hammer record this year with a throw of 52.96. She’s the only athlete with 2 club records in the same event!
Luca Michalowski managed to grab 2 records in June. He broke the U15 high jump record with a giant leap of 1.81 and then took the pole vault record with a vault of 3.26
At the Leicestershire county championships, Luke Nuttall took the U17m 800m para crown with a time of 2.04 beating his own record set in 2017.
Warmest congratulations to all our new record holders and their coaches.
Now that we’ve caught up with the records, they will be maintained regularly and updated on the website. Athletes who believe they have broken an existing record can email our stats man using the contact information on the website.
Our grateful thanks to David Brown who has diligently poured over the stats for months, bringing them up to date and producing them in a usable format for the website. It was a labour of love and required a lot of dedication to complete.