Peterborough and Nene Valley Athletics Club
Read Ken's report how our student athletes fared at this year's BUCS Champs.

British Universities Champs

The BUCS championships have been held over the May bank holiday weekend. This report covers the athletes from NVH only.

The only finalist of the weekend was Charlotte Taylor who qualified comfortably for the 5,000m final with a time of 17:15.11 in third place. The final started off steadily but the field was split apart buy the eventual winner. Charlotte, competing for Warwick University finished 5th with a time of 16:54.0, a personal best.

Emily Maltby, competing for University of Bedfordshire in the 100m and Georgie Ivens competing for the University of Central Lancashire at 400m both qualified for the semi-finals. Emily ran a below par 12.90 in the semis to finish 21 first overall. She ran a similar time of 12.87 in her heat but suffered as many students in the first year in respect of getting adequate training sessions. Georgie unfortunately was forced to withdraw from the semi-final due to injury, her heat time of 57.15 was a very comfortable run but it was not meant to be. Natasha Segal also competed in the 400m heats for the University of Leeds and recorded a personal best time of 63.85.

Emily also competed in the triple jump qualifying rounds, along with her team mate Devan Spencer who was competing for University of Leeds . Emily jumped 10.55m and Devan recorded 10.36m which was very respectable considering the fact she was hardly walking three weeks ago. Devan also jumped 4.94in the long jump which is just 1cm off her personal best.

The final NVH athlete competing was Ben Jones competing for Sussex University completed the 400m hurdles in 55.60s which was a good run but lacked the technical hurdling he plans to work on next week and be ready for the British Athletics League match for his club.