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Indoor Open Meetings

Midland Open Perry Barr 6th January and Sale Harriers Open Manchester 7th January

A host of Charnwood sprinters and hurdlers contested the first Midland Indoor Open meet of the year at Perry Barr
with some excellent results and several PB’s. Tre Thomas having taken the scalp of European U20 international
Jason Nicholson in Sheffield at the end of the year added another when winning the U20 60 h beating last years’
U18 Commonwealth silver medallist Jack Summers and at the same meet managing a PB in the 60m of 7.03secs.
Also competing in the hurdles and sprints were Victoria Johnson and David Areetey, Victoria winning her hurdles
races comfortably and dipping under 8secs for the first time in the 60m with a PB of 7.95secs and David running
PB’s in both his 60h and 60m. Competing also in the 60’s and managing PB’s was 400m sprinter Harriet Cooper with
7.94 secs then improving that to 7.88secs

Competing the same weekend but on the Sunday having travelled to Manchester to look for competition on a
circular track 400m hurdler Ben Higgins ran in the 60m; 60h;and 300m. Having just moved up from the U17’s he
managed an excellent time in the 60h well inside the national qualifying standard and also a PB in his 300m.

Tre Thomas 60h 7.97 secs; 7.91 secs; 60m 7.03 secs(PB)
Harriet Cooper 60m 7.94secs; 7.88secs (PB)
David Areetey 60h 8.72 secs; 8.53 secs (PB); 60m 7.73 secs; 7.67secs(PB)
Ben Higgins 60h 8.6secs; 60m 7.20 secs; 300m 35.78secs
Victoria Johnson 60h 8.91 secs; 8.84 secs (PB); 60m 7.94(PB) secs; 8.06secs
Joe Thorton 60m 7.50secs; 7.46secs
Callum Clydesdale 60m 7.87secs; 7.87secs (PB)
Mollie Swann 60m 8.43secs; 8.49secs
Millie Parker 60m 8.50secs; 8.46secs (PB)

Loughborough Students Open 13 January

400m sprinter Harriet Cooper attempted the 60m again at the Loughborough Students Meet where she again ran 7.88 secs to equal the PB she ran the previous week.
Harriet Cooper 60m 7.97secs; 7.88secs

London U17 and U20 Indoor Games 20th/27th January , Sale Harriers Open 21st January and Sheffield Sprints Festival 28th January

Charnwood sprinters and hurdlers were again in action at the London Indoor Games to take part in a meeting which is one of the main indoor meets of the season. U17s’ Callum Clydesdale, Joe Thorton, Victoria Johnson and Mollie
Swann competing on the first weekend achieved some excellent results. Victoria did two PB’s in her hurdles coming
in second behind GB no1 Marcia Sey and also managing an indoor PB in her 300m while Callum and Joe competing
in their first indoor 400m both bettered their outdoor 400m PB’s. On the same weekend U20’s Ben Higgins and
fellow squad member Kyle Calhoun were competing in another Sale Harriers meet. Ben again ran a very good
hurdles lowering his time to 8.54secs and both did an indoor PB in the 200m.

The following weekend it was the U20’s who took on some of the best athletes in the country and 17 year old Tre
Thomas did another outstanding performance winning both his hurdles races and this time beating another former
U18 international clocking a PB of 7.76 secs in both his races to go top of the GB U20 rankings. The following day
U17’s Callum and Joe took part in the Sheffield Sprints Festival both lowering their 400m times again and Callum winning a bronze medal.

20th Jan
Callum Clydesdale 60m 7.85secs; 400m 53.64 secs(PB)
Joe Thorton 60m 7.50secs 400m 54.43secs
Victoria Johnson 60h 8.79 secs; 8.73secs(PB) 300m 43.85secs (indoor PB)
Mollie Swann 60m 8.43secs; 8.43secs 200m 27.86secs

21st Jan
Ben Higgins 60h 8.54secs; 60m 7. 25secs 200m 22.37secs
Kyle Calhoun 60m 7.25 secs; 200m 22.48 secs;

27th Jan
Tre Thomas 60h 7.76 secs; 7.76 secs; (PB) 200m 22.84 secs
David Areetey 60h 8.72 secs; 8.53 secs (PB); 60m 7.73 secs; 7.67secs(PB)
Ben Higgins 60h 8.75secs; 8.67 secs 400m 50.70secs
Kyle Calhoun 200h 22.64 secs; 400m 50.27 secs;

28th Jan
Callum Clydesdale 60m 7.95secs; 400m 53.13 secs

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