Last weekend saw the 2nd match in the UYDL take place at Sutcliff Park. In a combined team with Ashford Thanet and Invicta – ATIP, only 2 Paddock Wood athletes took part. This was due to mainly injury, DOE weekend and Covid isolating. Despite this U17 Alex Gray managed to break two more club records the first in the triple jump, jumping 13.35m to win the competition, the second in the 200m coming 2nd B string 23.51s.a 13 year old CR. Harvey Fordham in his first high jump competition for 18 months jumped 1.75m to win the competition.
Elsewhere John Tolhurst ran in the Hawkhurst 10K. The course was an undulating and picturesque route around the fields, trails and roads surrounding Hawkhurst. His time of 51m 22s won him the 1st male vet 65 category Sara Rowan joined him in the race finishing in 61m 01s 1st female vet 60.
After having to cancel last year due to Covid PWAC are again holding their Startrack week of athletics from the 2nd – 6th August details on the PWAC website.