Woking’s athletes were in action over the weekend at the Surrey County Relay Championship held at Carshalton. They came away with 1 gold medal 1 silver and 2 bronze medals as well as 3 club records showing the great depth in talent at the club across the sprints in all the different age groups.
The highlight of the weekend came from the senior men’s 4×100 team where they broke the club record which had been held since 2001 with a time of 43.18, just 2 100th’s inside the old club record. With some fantastic baton changes and great running the team of Kapars Kazemaks, Ian Horlock, Thomas Leacock and Tyler Panton enjoyed a very comfortable win bringing home the baton well clear of the opposition. Later in the day the Horlock and Kazemaks then teamed up with David Awde and Michael Omakobia in the 4×400 to break the Men 35+ club record by over 8 seconds recording a time of 3 minutes 32.79.
In the younger age groups the 4×100 under 13 girls team of Mia Mosko, Sara-Louise Fordjour, Madeline Spanton and Evie Wiltshire produced some terrific baton changing and great running to pick up a superb bronze medal in a time of 55.20 seconds. The under 15 girl 4×300 team of Lola Roake, Sophie Price, Imogen Freeman and Alice Clark were just 4 tenths of a second outside the club record in finishing 6th in a time of 3 minutes 06.44 seconds. The under 15 boys suffered heartbreak in the final of the 4×100 after earlier quallifying as the 2nd fastest team and with a great chance of a gold medal. Unfortunately on the first changeover the baton fell out of the outgoing runners hand and despite picking it up and carrying on the chance of a medal had gone. In the heat the team of Sahil Vassanjee, Jack Harel, Dylan Lewis and Liam Trinidad recorded a time of 46.18 seconds which not only knocked over a second off the previous club record set in 2019 but also ranks them 10th in the whole of the UK and the second fastest club team behind the eventual winners Hercules Wimbledon. A terrific achievement that they should be proud of.
The under 20 women were the final medal winners for Woking over the weekend. Due to injury and illness to other athletes two under 17 athletes moved up to the under 20 age group to win a superb bronze medal with the team of Esther Ibiama, Fara Jasani, Nerys Tullett and Laura Kersley displaying some very good and safe changeovers to cross the line in 52.22 seconds.
Woking’s athletes are next back on action this weekend with the final Southern Athletic League match of the season being held at the Sportsbox in Woking with the re-arranged Wessex League Match in the Sunday in Swindon.