Hampshire Schools Championships 2017

Another sunny day in Portsmouth, Robbie’s original plans to run the 1500m were altered with less than a week to go due to the fact that no other runners were running the Senior Boys (SB) 1500m, with the 3000m being merged in to a single event for Inter boys (IB) and SB, and with 2 other SB competitors it seemed like a better option. On the day however Robbie was the only SB runner in the event, so a gold was guaranteed, but a race was still on with Lachlan Wellington and Jacob O’Hara from the IB race both having better times this year than Robbie’s PB.

Lachlan took the bit in his mouth early on, and led the race from the begining setting an approximate 70 second 400m pace looking good for a Robbie PB smashing 8’45” time. Robbie tucked in nicely behind Lachlan, with Jacob tucking in nicely behind Robbie, the three gradually pulled away from the rest of the runners, with fellow AFD athlete Theo Doran leading the chasing athletes, by the 1600m mark Jacob was falling off the pace, with Lachlan leading and Robbie still tucked in tight a situation that continued until about 700m out when Lachlan put a bit of a kick in and Robbie failed to respond. Ultimately Robbie came second in the event finishing in 8:53.2 but obviously taking first place for the SB race, behind Lachlan (8:48.4).

Senior Boys:
1st Robbie Coupland 8:53.2

Inter Boys:
1st Lachlan Wellington 8:48.4
2nd Jacob O’Hara 9:24.0
3rd Theo Doran 9:34.0

Well done to all runners, and good luck to the Junior and Intermediate athletes due to represent Hampshire at the Inter-Counties next week.

Lachlan, with Robbie tucked in and Jacob tucked in behind Robbie

Robbie’s Summer Event Timetable 2017

Robbie’s Summer 2017 Event Timetable
This page should form the definitive statement of events and results for Robbie in 2017. As dates change I will update them here, as results come in I will add them here.
A one stop shop 🙂

Date Meet Location Event Event Time Result Time Result Pos. Team Result Awards
03/05/2017 Watford Open
Watford 1500 21:30
4:08:68 N/A N/A PB
13/05/2017 Hampshire Champs Portsmouth 3000 16:20 8:56:32 2nd N/A Ind. Silver
14/05/2017 Hampshire Champs
Portsmouth 1500 16:00 4:12:79 5th N/A N/A
10/06/2017 Hampshire Schools Champs
Portsmouth 3000 13:10 8:53:20 1st N/A Ind. Gold (PB)
08/07/2017 Southern Athletics League
Aldershot 3000 14:30 8:58:00 1st (B) 2nd N/A
19/08/2017 Southern Athletics League
Aldershot 1500 / 5000
24/08/2017 Watford Open
Watford 3000
27/08/2017 AFD Championships
Birmingham 1500 / 3000
09/09/2017 Southern Inter Counties
Oxford 1500 / 3000