Paddock Wood AC athletes were at the Tonbridge AC Open Easter meeting on Bank Holiday Monday.
With event numbers restricted only a handful were able to get entry into some of the field events. W40 Elizabeth Bignelll in her first hammer competition of the season threw 25.85m her best throw for several years. M70 David Perman in the same competition threw a PB 18.95m. M60 Mark Woods ran 19.30s in the 150m a faster time than he ran at the same meeting in 2019. The Rein family were out in force with U13 Max in his first U13 competition running the 150 in 2453s. Sister Megan also moving up an age group to U15 ran the same distance 22.25s a PB and Molly in her first U17 competition ran 22.04s. Molly also did the triple jump 8.38m. Another in his first year of a new age group U15 Alfred Everitt ran the 300m 46.32 and the 600m 1m 46.72s a PB. Visually impaired U11 Beth Antoun who had her first competition last weekend was in action again in the 75m she ran 14.95 unfortunately she caught her foot on the inside running rail and stumbled but still manged to finish.
Elsewhere on Good Friday Paddock Wood AC was represented at the Folkestone 10 mile race. First back for the club in 35th place was Harry Young 1:04:13, Mike Walter 1:06:25, Dave Lawrence 1:07:37. Melissa Ferns 1:31:13 and Noel Davey 1:42:41
Also on Good Friday Charles George ran in Battersea Park for the Comeback 5000 running the 5K track event in 16m.29s.
Slightly further afield Ian Sutherland ran the Boston Marathon 3:28:30