ABINGDON’S Jack Shayler came a superb second when competing in the European Triathlon Union Championships at Strathclyde near Glasgow.

After the 750m swim, 20k bike ride and 5k run, Shayler won gold in the under 20 age group and recorded the second fastest time overall of 1hr 3min 30secs.

He is now looking forward to competing in next year’s world championship in Lausanne, Switzerland, for which he has already qualified.

Elsewhere, Abingdon’s Olivia Martin continued her fine form with fourth place in the under 15 1500m at the SEAA Southern junior meeting at Lea Valley

Her time of 4.52.01 was just outside her personal best.

Clubmate Benji Davys was sixth in his U17B 400m with a new pb, while Fiona Bristow finished fourth in the under17 B long jump.

Anna Kelly starred for White Horse Harriers in the Oxfordshire Junior Championships at Banbury.

Kelly triumphed in the under 17 1500m, winning in a time of 5mins 24.0secs


(senior men unless stated)



Abingdon AC: 2 J Shayler (1st U20M) 1.03.30.


Abingdon AC: Under 15 girls 1500m: 4 O Martin 4.52.01. Under 17B girls long jump: F Bristow 5.09m. Under 17 boys 400m B heat 2: B Davys 53.30pb.


White Horse Harriers: Under 13 girls – 100m A string: 3 E Timbrell 15.00. 100m B string: 1 I Thrower 14.40. 200m A string: 4 I Thrower 30.90. 200m B string: 1 L Parker-Smith 30.90. 4x100m relay: 5 I Thrower, L Parker-Smith, G Whitehead & E Timbrell 62.80. Long jump: 5 E Timbrell 3.79m. High jump: 2 L Parker-Smith 1.30, 6 GWhitehead 1.00. Shot A string: 3 L Parker-Smith 5.96. Shot B string: 5 G Whitehead 4.16. Javelin A string: 5 I Thrower 14.50. Under 13 boys – 100m A string: 7 J Mack 15.50. 800m A string: 6 J Mack 2.59.50. Long jump: 8 J Mack 2.39. Under 15 girls – 100m A string: 4 M Claridge 13.90. 100m B string: 5 K Bessie-Dent 15.10. 200m A string: 5 M Claridge 30.10. 200m B string: 4 K Bessie-Dent 31.30. Long jump: 7 K Bessie-Dent 2.85. Under 15 boys – 800m: 4 I Berry 2.49.90. Shot: 3 J Newell 6.38. Discus: 3 J Newell 18.91. Javelin: 5 J Newell 11.55. Under 17 girls – 1500m: 1 A Kelly 5.24.10.


Abingdon AC: Race H: 11 C Parker (SL) 19.09.96


Abingdon AC: 45 B Watson (V40) 1.31.45, 540 C Lyon (V40) 2.18.08.