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June Middle Distance Update: GB & County ESAA Schools Selections & South of England Championship winner

A lot of the focus for June was about training and racing to gain selections for some of the most important championships of the season for school-age runners.

European U18 Championships

The most exciting news was the selection of Luke Birdseye and Rachel Clutterbuck to represent Great Britain in the U18 Men’s and Women’s steeplechase events at the European U18 Athletics Championships which are being held in Jerusalem from 4th to 7th July 2022. Live stream available here (Jerusalem is + 2 hours).

South of England 3000m Championships

Jake Meyburgh contested the U15 Boys’ South of England 3000m championships which he won in a time of 9.09.45. In addition, Aashni Manek was 10th in the U17 Women’s 3000m. Full results here.

Jake Meyburgh won the South of England U15 Boys’ 3000m Championships

English Schools Athletic Association Championship (ESAA) Selections

Based on achieving championship qualifying times and/or performances in respective county schools championships, 16 WSEH middle distance athletes have been selected to represent their counties at the ESAA Championships in Manchester on 6th and 7th July.

Timetable here.

Live stream here.

Results here.

Senior Boys – Berkshire Schools:

  • Luke Birdseye 2000m steeplechase (will be representing GB at the European U18 Championships)
  • Sam Hodgson, 3000m
  • Frank McGrath, 1500m

Senior Girls – Berkshire Schools:

  • Jasmine Young, 3000m

Senior Girls – Hampshire Schools

  • Jess Hatch, 1500m steeplechase

Senior Girls – Buckinghamshire Schools

  • Lottie Dewar, 400m hurdles (also trains for middle distance)
  • Keshni Manek, 1500m steeplechase

Inter Boys – Berkshire Schools

  • George Thomas, 1500m steeplechase
  • Josh Mingoia, 1500m steeplechase

Inter Girls – Berkshire Schools

  • Rachel Clutterbuck, 1500m steeplechase (will be representing GB at the European U18 Championships)
  • Jacqueline Heller, 1500m
  • Freya Ruffels, 1500m steeplechase

Junior Boys – Surrey Schools

  • Alex Didaskalou, 1500m
  • Jake Meyburgh, 1500m

Junior Girls – Berkshire Schools

  • Stephanie Massie, 1500m
  • Ana Passos, 800m
Some of our ESAA Championships representatives: Alex Didaskalo, Josh Mingioia, Ella Davey, Keshni Manek, Jess Hatch, Freya Ruffells, Lottie Dewar, Ana Passos, Jasmine Young, Sam Hodgson

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