Paddock Wood AC held its 28th Startrack athletics week at its track at Putlands. Luckily the weather was kind and the children only had one wet session. It was attended by over 60 children with ages ranging from 6 to 14. They had a chance to try all the various disciplines involved in track and field athletics. Coaches from the club and teenage club members helped for the week. At the end of the week they were divided into 4 teams, these were teams competing in the world championship at the Olympic Stadium. Great Britain, Kenya, Jamaica and USA. The children did a run, jump, and throw to earn points for their team. The last event was the obstacle relay where the teams were able to gain valuable points for the final score. There were medals for the winning team and trophies for the top scoring boy and girl on each age group. Winner of the 6/7/8s group were Jack King & Rebecca Cross. In the 9/10/11s the winners were Joe Stone & Lucy Tallon. The final age group were 12s and over, Isabel Shelley won the girls and Alex Gray won the boys. The winning team was Great Britain from Jamaica, USA came next and then Kenya. All participants took home a goodie bag.
Paddock Wood STARTRACK 2017
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