Young Athletes Report 10th April 2017  

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*Samuels break 36 year club record with Outstanding run*
A small number of Ilford AC youngsters competed at the Havering open
meeting on Sunday 9th April.
Aaron Samuel, who has come off a great x country season had his mind set on
breaking the Ilford AC club record that has stood for over 36 years.
Appropriately the previous holder of the record was one of Aaron’s coaches
Gary Floate.
Aaron set off with an extremely fast first lap and was already 50 metres
ahead of the field
He continued his dominance for the remaining part of the race and sprinted
down the home straight to win in an outstanding 4:20.3,half a second inside
the previous record
This performance ranked Aaron currently 5th in the country over 1500m .

Another excellent performance came from Matthew Hick in the u13s 1500
Matthew took the race from the beginning to try and build a lead from his
competitors but came down the final home straight with a competitor next to
him. However Matthew found some extra strength and was able to beat the
Havering athlete and run a personal best of 5.11, more than 10 seconds
inside his best ever time

Mungo Prior, came off a hard winter to run an 800 m as his opener for the
season and ran a credible 2.16.

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