England Athletics Championship 2012 Heptathlon

 Francis Baker,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsFrancis Baker,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsFrancis Baker,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsFrancis Baker,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsDavid Feeney,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsDavid Feeney,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsDavid Feeney,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsMark Beer,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsMark Beer,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsMark Beer,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsMark Beer,England,Athletics,Championship,Heptathlon,sportsshotsThe start of a season is always important, none more so than for 2012, an Olympic Year, in the host Country. Athletes will be closely scrutinized by media as well as fellow competitors within the sport, and the talent will want to shine.


Sheffield was the the venue for the first England Athletics meeting this year (7 & 8th January 2012) and Derbyshire Athletes made their impact with Defending Champion Francis Baker clinching a tremendous bronze medal in the England Indoor Combined Events Championships.


An epic battle with fellow Cardiff AC club mate Ben Gregory in the final event of the day - the 1000m - saw the former UWIC student just miss out on silver but nevertheless clinch bronze with 5,400 points thanks to a consistent set of results over the two day heptathlon.

An equally consistent weekend for Amber Valley's David Feeney earned him 5,186 points to finish a strong seventh in the first England Athletics championship of 2012

Chesterfield & District AC's Mark Beer finished 25th with a total of 3,543 points. Beer was on track for a much higher total but unfortunately did not finish the 1000m. However Mark did improve on his personal best in the pole volt.


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The results are as follows

DAY 1 (7th JANUARY 2012) - 60m; Long Jump; Shot; High Jump
DAY 2 (8th JANUARY 2012) - 60mH; Pole Vault; 1000m
1 Daniel Gardiner U23 City of Sheffield AC [NORTHERN CHAMP]


2 Benjamin Gregory U23 Cardiff AAC/VOAAC [WELSH CHAMP] 5,415
3 Francis Baker Cardiff AAC 5,400
4 Michael Holden Kent AC/Loughborough Uni 5,352
5 Tomas Reynolds Windsor Slough Eton & H 5,260
6 Roger Skedd City of Sheffield AC 5,245
7 David Feeney Amber Valley AC [MIDLANDS CHAMP] 5,186
DAY 1 (7th JANUARY 2012) - 60m; Long Jump; Shot; Pole Vault
DAY 2 (8th JANUARY 2012) - 60mH; High Jump, 1000m
1 Alexander Wort Warrington AC [NORTHERN CHAMP] 4,646
2 Daniel Gardner Stevenage & North Herts 4,598
3 Mark Cryer Medway & Maidstone AC 4,461
4 Jamie Moore Chichester Runners & AC 4,152
5 Billy Vernon-Hamilton Stevenage & North Herts 4,061
6 Jonathan Ketley Crawley AC 4,048
7 Ben Burton Invicta Kent AC 3,882
8 Matthew Lee Birchfield [MIDLANDS CHAMP] 3,747
DAY 2 (8th JANUARY 2012) - 60mH; High Jump, Shot Putt; Long Jump; 800m
1 Gemma Weetman Oswestry Olympians [MIDLANDS CHAMP] 3,997
2 Jess Taylor Sale H Manchester [NORTHERN CHAMP] 3,831
3 Barbara Hernando Castellon (SPAIN) 3,828
4 Jessica Tappin Loughborough Students 3,823
5 Karla Drew City of Sheffield AC 3,773
6 Jo Rowland Crawley AC/Brunel Uni 3,683
DAY 2 (8th JANUARY 2012) - 60mH; High Jump, Shot Putt; Long Jump; 800m
1 Katy Marchant Leeds City AC [NORTHERN CHAMP] 3,935
2 Morgan Lake Windsor Slough Eton & H 3,721
3 Hannah Dunderdale Lincoln Wellington AC 3,514
4 Imogen Green Birchfield H [MIDLANDS CHAMP] 3,412
5 Sophie Worrall Telford AC 3,105
6 Isobel Brown Chichester Runners 3,074


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