PWAC Press Report – 3rd September 2019

Last weekend saw two Paddock Wood AC athletes competing in the U15/U17 National champs at Bedford. Alex Gray was unlucky missing out on a bronze medal on count back in the triple jump. His jump of 12.61m was a PB, but unfortunately due to the strong winds, not a new club record. Alex ran 40.6s in his 300m finishing 6th in his heat. Harvey Fordham had a disappointing jump in the high jump 1.57m after his 1.70m the previous week at Tonbridge.

On a sizzling Bank Holiday Monday several Paddock Wood AC athletes of all ages travelled a short distance to Tonbridge AC’s open meeting in which Paddock Wood AC includes its own club champs. In the U11 600m race 10 year old Alfred Everitt ran a PB and claimed a Club record at the same time 1m 54.17s. Alfred also ran the 75m 11.80s. He was joined in both these race by another 10 year old Nico Walters who is looking forward to being able to compete as an U13 next year, Nico ran 2m 13.26s for his 600m and 11.95s for his 75m run. 9 year old Henry Simms ran 2m 22.08s for the 600m and 12.59s for his 75m. In the U13 boys Joseph Hyland threw the javelin 25.56m and jumped a PB in the long jump 3.92m.  U13 Emma Townend jumped 2.72m in the long jump. In the U15 girls Jess Penny ran a PB in her 100m 14.68s. Jumped 1.30m in the high jump and ran 13.44s in the 75m hurdles. Jess Rayner ran the 1500m 6m.04.73s and sister Izzy did the javelin 18.92m. In the U15 boys Alex Gray ran a PB in the 100m 12.05, Alex then ran the 300m 40.30s. Harvey Fordham ran a PB in his 100m 12.84m, then jumped 1.70m in the High jump and 5.02m in the long jump. It was another PB for Liam Simms in the 100m 12.49s and again in the 200m 25.93s, he ran 42.84s in the 300m. Alex Stone ran a PB in his 200m 26.75s Alex threw 31.15m in the javelin and 30.78m in the discus. U17 Kimberley Garcia ran a seasons best in her 200m 28.08s and another SB in the 100m 13.22s, then ran the 300m 46.80s. Maia Hyland threw 31.15m in the javelin and 14.60m in the discus. U17 Adam Garside was unfortunately disqualified for a false start in his 100m, but made up for it with a SB in his 200m 26.27s and a PB in the long jump 5.12m. W35 Elizabeth Duffin threw the javelin 21.60m and the discus 13.37m. M35 Noel Davey in only his 2nd run on the track ran a PB in the 100m 14.08s. M45 Robert Everitt ran a PB in the 3000m 10m.07.03s a great achievement in the 32 degree heat.  M50 Trevor Simms ran the 100m 13.65s and the 200m 27.79s. Trevor Crysell in the same age group ran 14.33 for his 100m and 29.33 for his 200m and then threw a PB in the javelin 25.67m. M55 Mark Woods ran a SB in the 100m 13.02s, ran 29.27s in the 200m and threw the discus 1.5kg after throwing the senior weight all season 25.55m, also M65 David Perman who was able to throw the weight for his age group (1Kg) threw 14.47m. Head coach M75 (although 79) Mike Duffin threw the javelin 19.29m. In the mixed fun relays U15s Fordham, Gray, Stone and Simms ran a 4X100m in 48.6s it would have been a club record but unfortunately did not count as their opposition was a 2×2 team.

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