Hercules Wimbledon AC round-up: Scales sisters amongst the club’s winners at Surrey Championships in Sutton


Young sisters Mabel-Rose and Willow Scales were among the club’s medal winners at the annual Surrey indoor track and field championships at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Sutton, over the weekend.

Teenager Mabel-Rose came closest of the club contingent in indoor action to taking a gold medal as she just missed out in the U15 girls high jump.

Mabel-Rose Scales

She shared the winning height of 1.50m but had to settle for the silver on count back.

She has just moved up age groups and it ranks her 10th GB U 15high jumper this year.

Willow (3.99m) took silver in the girls  U13 long jump. She added six centimetres to her PB set outdoors at the same venue last August. She also moved up an age group.

Willow Scales

Kyra Stone took the bronze medal in the U15G long jump with a PB 4.74.

Freddie Arkell, the England indoor and outdoor 200 metres U15 champion in 2019, took the 60m silver medal in his first championship as an U17.

The Wandsworth schoolboy clocked 7.09 in finishing just one-hundredth of a second behind the winner.

He won his semi-final in a faster 7.08.

Two sprinters in the senior men’s 60m got through to the final. Antonio Douglas was joint fastest of the five qualifiers in the heats winning his race in 7.07 to equal his PB.

Hercules Wimbledon’s Freddie Arkell (right) 200m silver medallist

He had to settle for the silver medal in the final despite clocking a faster 7.06.

Devonte Casely-Hayford twice improved on his PB of 7.31 as he finished third in his heat in 7.27 and then fifth in the final (7.20).

Teenager Romane McFarlane cleared a PB 1.55m in finishing fifth in the boys U15 high jump . Darcy O’Shea was sixth in the women’s U17 long jump, also with  a PB of 4.56m.

Supervet Tom Cheetham complete a landmark of parkrun 5km racing with his 200th appearance in the series on Wimbledon Common on Saturday.

Tom Cheetham

Cheetham, who finished 29th of the 427 finishers in 21:37, was presented with a trophy to mark his achievement.

Best of the Hercules Wimbledon runners was veteran Simon Woodley, 15th in 20:41, with Richard Evans, also a supervet, 17th in 20:46, the second highest age-graded performance of the race. Over-45 Andrew Davies was 26th in 21:29.

Rhys Boorman headed home a 371-strong field in the Kingston parkrun in a PB of 16:14, more than a minute ahead of the second runner.

His time took nine seconds off his PB for the event set last November.

Eloise Davies also clocked a PB in finishing second woman in Dulwich Park in 20:08.

It improved on her debut appearance time of 20:35 last August.

Ed Mallett took almost 50 seconds off his PB for the distance when he clocked 15:11 in the Armagh International 5km Road Race in Northern Ireland.

Hercules Wimbledon’s cross country runners are in action in the English National championships at Wollaston Park, Nottingham, on Saturday.

Main Pic and Tom Cheetham inset pic by Clive Scammell

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