On Friday saw Paddock Wood AC athletes at the first of the Southern Counties Veterans league at Sutcliff Park. With the ladies in division 2 and the men in Division 1. In the men’s match M 60 Mark Woods had a good win in the 400m 61.9s he came 2nd in the triple Jump 8.51m, jumped 1.52m in the pole vault and threw the M35 discus 17.25m. M55 Trevor Crysell came 3rd in the triple jump 8.35m, jumped 1.52m in the pole vault, ran 69.5s in the 400m and threw the discus 17.73m in the discus. M50 Rob Everitt ran his first track race of the season in the 3000m 11m.07.4s.M65 Les Percival ran the non-scoring 400m 76.1s. There were just 2 ladies competing M40 Elizabeth Bignell who won her discus 16.89m and came 2nd in the triple jump 6.39m. M60 Teresa Hinton won her discus 15.01m and came 3rd in the triple jump 5.86m.
On Sunday it was the first of the matches in the Lower Youth Development league LYDL .The match was held at Central Park Dartford. Paddock Wood AC in a composite team with Folkestone just had 4 U13 girls competing with the other age groups taking part in DOE awards and football. Kelsie Allcorn came 3rd in the long jump 3.77m, 3rd in the shot with a PB 5.73m and 1st in the non-scoring 75m 11.3s.Ellen Simmons ran the 150m 24.1s, she came 2nd B in the 70m H 18.00s and ran the non-scoring 75m 12.0s. Millie MacLen ran a PB in her 70mH 14.9s,she came 2nd in the high jump 1.10m and ran the 1200m 5m 13s. Jola Fasakin in her first rack competition came 3rd B string 11.9s jumped 3.16m in the long jump and all 4 girls ran the 4x100m relay 59.9sThe previous Sunday the club was competing in the Upper YDL which was held at Lewes The club is in a composite team with Ashford, Invicta EK and Thanet.U20 Alex Stone won the javelin 39.46m, came 2nd in the discus 30.40m and 2nd in the triple jump with a massive PB of over a metre 12.48m. Also an U20 Harvey Fordham won the B discus 25.08m. U17 Harriet Court in her first outdoor event in this age group won the javelin 40.68m and came 2nd in the shot 10.787m and ran a PB in her 800m 2m 35s.