On Bank Holiday Monday several athletes from Paddock Wood AC took part in the Norman Fowler Memorial & Avril Bowring Memorial Open meeting. With ages ranging from U/11 to 60 years. This also incorporated the PWAC club champs.
In the U/11s Lucy Tallon retained her unbeaten record in the 75m winning in (10.86s). She is ranked 4th in the UK for her age group, when she ran (10.75s) at Medway last Saturday. Lola Crysell, in her first ever run in a competition, ran (13.71s). Joe Stone won his heat in (11.61s). Joe jumped a PB in his Long Jump 3.86m and Lucy jumped 3.59m, setting a PB until Saturday in a competition at Medway, when she bettered it by jumping 3.71m. Joe Stone ran the 600m (1m 58.96s) another PB. In the U/13 boys, Harvey Fordham ran the 100m (14.67s) and jumped 4.60m in the Long Jump, a PB. Alex Stone ran (15.62s) in the 100m and (33.33s). In the 200m, he jumped a PB in the Long Jump 3.85m. Liam Simms competed in the 100m (16.20s) and the 200m (34.03s). In the U/13 girls’ Grace King ran the 100m (15.11s). Maia Hyland competed in the Javelin and threw a PB of 20.58m. It was a close race in the U/15 girls 100m between Jasmine Etheridge and Kimberly Garcia, with Kimberley Garcia (14.32s) just beating Jasmine on the line (14.37s). Kimberley ran (29.58s) in her 200m race. Jasmine jumped 1.35m in the High Jump, threw the Javelin 21.37m. U/15 Spencer Elphick led from start to finish in his 800m race (2m 33.3s) and then threw 23.28m in the Javelin. James O’Gorman in the U/17 category threw 30.11m in the Discus and 9.26m in the Shot. Trevor Crysell M45 ran the 100m (14.70s) then jumped a PB in the Long Jump 4.70m. Les Percival M60 ran a season’s best in the 400m (64.48s). Elizabeth Duffin suffering from a back injury sustained when a hammer wire broke during training covered the Hammer, Javelin and Discus throwing well below her best. David Perman M60 competing this year after several years’ layoff threw the Hammer 17.10m, the Shot 5.14m and the Discus 14.50m.