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.
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.
Live stream 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