ATHLETICS: Mummert wins county pentathlon title

Chris Mummert
Chris Mummert

Fourteen-year old Scarborough Athletic Club member Christian Mummert won the Yorkshire Boys Under-15 Pentathlon Championship at the York University Stadium.

The event consisted of 80 metres hurdles, shot, long jump, high jump and 800 metres.

After achieving personal best performances in the hurdles, shot, and long jump, plus equalling his best in the high jump, Mummert was the overall gold medallist, and also achieved a lifetime best score of 2,227 points for the event.

Dr Nev Watson continued his fine form by winning the Darley Moor Duathlon at the motor racing circuit near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

After the first of the two five-kilometre run sections, Watson was lying in second place after clocking a fast 16 minutes, but then took over the lead on the 20 kilometre cycle stage, and after the second five-kilometre run, was the clear winner by one minute and 41 seconds.

He also set a new course record of 62 minutes and 18 seconds.

Four junior Scarborough AC members competed in the final round of the City of York Athletic Club Summer Track and Field League which was held at the York University Stadium.

All four achieved a personal best performance in one of their events.

The overall results for the league will be announced at the next open meeting.

The most successful of the quartet was Jessica Raw who won the Under-13 Girls 70 metres hurdles, and was also second-placed athlete in the high jump and fourth in the 150 metres.

Katie Mullaney achieved her PB after a sixth-place finish in the Under-13 Girls long jump and was also fourth in the 80 metres, fourth in the 80 metres and fifth in the 70 metres hurdles.

Katie Robinson was fifth in both the 75 metres hurdles, with a PB time, and the javelin, which was also a debut event.

Emily Carroll achieved her PB in the Girls Under-15 long jump, and was seventh in the shot.

Eleven-year old Issy Nicholls finished as second female overall at the Holkham Parkrun near Wells-by-the-Sea after a fast time of 20.38.

Father Ian Nicholls just edged out his daughter with a fine time of 20.20, which saw him finish 14th overall of 110 males and the first Over-50.

Ten club members completed the latest Dalby Forest Parkrun.

Owen Willis finished in 10th and Chris Allen was 11th. Mark May was next in 19th and ahead of Chris Bourne, who was 24th with a PB time at Dalby, Dale Hepples was 78th.

Alison Hornby led the club’s five females in 36th. Joanne Elwick was next in 42nd with a sixth PB in her last seven Parkruns.

Holly Shepherdson was 51st and second 11-14 with a PB, Sharon Parsons was 55th and second Over-50. Heather Westron earned 59th place.

Six club members participated in the Sewerby Parkrun.

James Kraft, who returned to action after an enforced lay-off, was third overall of 238.

He was followed by Warren Foster in 24th. Emma Foster led the club’s three females when finishing 21st 112 females.

Lesley Bayes was 25th and second Over-65, and Sophie Vaughan 48th. Mike Padgham was 108th male finisher.