Last weekend Aiden Davies competed for the GB & NI Athletic Team, in the Combined Events International Indoor match at Sheffield EIS.
He had a really successful weekend scoring PBs throughout the two days of competition and finishing the weekend in 4th place in the U20M Heptathlon with an overall personal best score of 5067 points.
This score puts him into 19th place in the All-time rankings for an U20 male indoor Heptathlon.
Photos courtesy of Andy Chubb – www.peverilphoto.com
Aiden started the competition with an equal PB of 7.25 in the 60m sprint, and then went on to set a new PB of 6.78m in the Long Jump. The Shot was a bit of a disaster as his best putt was nearly a metre and half down on his best. He recovered well though by finishing the day with a very respectable High Jump of 1.82m.
Day 2 started with a very good 60m Hurdles time of 8.39 secs following by an amazing series of pole vaults where he increased his PB from 3.40m to 3.80m (obviously inspired by City of Sheffield athlete Luke Cutts, who set a new British Record in France the previous evening!)
The final event of the competition was the one in which Aiden excels, the 1000m,
Sure enough he took the lead in the second lap and left the international field behind him, winning the race comfortably in a time of 02:45.32.
Aiden was supported and guided by his coach, Bruce Bewley, who was also there in his official capacity as GB team coach for the U20 men. As well as being there for Aiden, Bruce was overseeing Thomas Howlett, who finished the competition in 6th place with a points score of 4,995 and the star performer for the U20 GB team, David Hall who was 2nd overall with a points score of 5,392 which put him 3rd in the All-time UK rankings.
It was a weekend of outstanding performances all round, with a new British Record being set in the Senior Men’s competition by City of Sheffield athlete and training partner of Jess Ennis-Hill, John Lane.
Ex Doncaster AC athlete, Liam Ramsey was also competing in the U23 Heptathlon when he scored an outstanding 5,700 points which, not only meant he won the competition easily, buy set a score that was the 2nd best of All-time in the UK for an U23 Heptathlon.
For a full report on the weekend please see the article on the British Athletics web site:
To see more photos of Aiden in action, please click here.