ALLERTON Junior Athletics Club visited York Track and Field meeting at York University on Monday, August 30.

Performances worthy of note were Olivia Throup with impressive sprinting and a first place in the U11 girls 75m in 11:47, and also winning her 150m race with a time of 23:02.

Eliash Willis came second in his U13 boys 75m heat with a time of 11:41 and third in his 150m race with a time of 22:48. AJAC were well represented in the U11 girls 600m race with Connie Wilford in second place with a time of 2:08 and Isabelle Smith in fifth position in 02:15.

A special mention should go to Daniel Cardie competing for the club in the senior men category with a phenomenal throw of 41.20m in the javelin. Sam Degazon also took the opportunity to practice his multi-discipline events in the pentathlon for upcoming Combined Events Championships later in the month, which included a time of 02:24 in the 800m and a shot putt throw of 8.27m.

There was a very muddy start to the cross-country season for the club at the Ken Jefferson Memorial races at Farringdon on Saturday. Athletes competed over a 1.8 mile course in tough conditions. There was a fantastic first place finish for Sam Degazon in 10:24 and team mate Tristan Baker just missed out on a podium finish with fourth place in 10:39 in the U15 boys race.

In the U15 girls race, there were top ten finishes for Islay Wilson, seventh with a time of 11:37 and Grace Derry, ninth in 11:50. In the U13 girls race, Isobel Cook finished in tenth position in 12:50 and Maisey Davies shortly after in 12th place with a time of 13:11.

A presentation was held for coach and club athlete Holden Outhwaite on Sunday as he leaves for university. Holden has been with the club since 2016 and progressed and improved immeasurably. A club spokesperson said members "wish him all the very best with his studies and look forward to seeing him compete and train with the club on his visits home".