Merissa and Tyler show future is bright for Vale of Aylesbury

Vale of Aylesbury's Quadkids team, Tyler Thom in the middle
Vale of Aylesbury's Quadkids team, Tyler Thom in the middle

A team of young athletes from Vale of Aylesbury took part in a Quadkids Competition Horspath Road, Oxford.

The competition is a national concept endorsed by England Athletics for children in the younger age groups covering the four core disciplines, running, throwing, jumping and sprinting.

Both U9 and U11 age groups took part in the 75m, long jump, 600m and howler throw and there were three new athletes taking part. Merissa Booth finished seventh overall from 12 athletes in the U9s and can be very pleased with her third place in the 600m. Hannah Mabey finished 21st from 33 in the U11s, her best performances coming in the long jump and 600m.

Tyler Thom produced the best performance of the day for the boys in the U9 age group where he won three of his events 75m, long jump and 600m which meant that he won the age group.

This was a good age category for us with Alex Cook coming 2nd in the 75m and 600m finishing 3rd overall and James Whitehead 2nd in the Long Jump finished 5th overall from 17 competitors. Last but not least the U11 boys where there were 24 competitors. Carl Wiltshire finished highest for Vale in 8th place having come 3rd in both the 75m and 600m. Aaron Taylor was 5th in the 600m, Aaron Glover and Sean Morrell both had the 75m as their strongest discipline. William Ratcliffe had a very consistent day finishing 7th in both running events and the Long Jump.

A club spokesman: “A great performance from the children and hopefully more will be able to compete once the holidays are over.”