Well done to all the children that took part in the Sportshall competition this Sunday in
With only three Under 11s we were unable to enter a complete Paddock Wood team in this
age group. Therefore, we borrowed an Under 11 from Ashford AC.
Our younger members Nico and Leon were paired together in speed bounce and vertical
jump. With these not being their stronger events both managed to get respectable scores in
speed bounce of (41) and (39), along with a benchmark to improve on in vertical jump at the
next competition. Joe was paired with Oskar from Ashford AC in javelin and long jump. Both
boys performed well in the long jump with Joe coming joint first with 2 meters and third in
the javelin with 17.5 meters. All four boys were very competitive in both the obstacle and
over/under relays, coming 7th and 8th. This placed us 8th overall.
We were in a similar position with the Under 13s and Under 15s in not having enough
athletes to enter a Paddock Wood team.
Lucy, being the only Under 13 girl, put in a solid performance in the 4 lap race come 4th. Lucy
was part of a combined team with Tonbridge, Bexley and Swale who come 1st.
The Under 13 boys Aaron, Alex and Harvey had a great competition. With the addition of
Oscar from Folkestone the boys placed 3rd overall as a combined Paddock Wood /
Folkestone team. Harvey gained a couple of PBs in shot putt (8.36) and winning the triple
jump with his PB (7.17). Aaron in only his 2nd Sportshall competition showed a big
improvement of over 70cm in his shot with a putt of (4.70). Alex managed a PB in the triple
jump with (6.21). All boys put in a solid performance.
Adam was our only Under 15 boy and came 7th with this being his 2nd Sportshall
competition, working hard against some strong opposition.
The next competition will be on the 10 December 2017 - Kent Sportshall Championships –
The Stour Centre, Ashford. Results from this competition will be used during the selection of
the Kent Squad for under 13 upwards.
Paddock Wood Athletic Club November 2017 2 Mile Time Trial
Richard Harris (1 mile)
Thanks go to the 24 athletes that turned up to run the second of this autumn’s 2 mile time trials, plus the 3 club members who gave up there time to help officiate. The juniors ran a 1 mile time trial along with the seniors. So for 4 laps junior and seniors were all on the track together.
First home once again was the ever impressive Charles George followed once again by David Sampson. The first lady home was Emma Hollands followed by Mandy Barker.
We had 10 athletes all achieving impressive Gold Standards. 4 Gold 3s, 1 Gold 2 and 5 Gold 1s. Coming out on top for the gents once the times had been age graded was John Tolhurst followed by David Sampson and then Charles George, for the ladies Emma Holland came out on top followed by Sue Chivers and Vanessa Jones.
Who says you have to slow down with age.
Thanks go to John Tolhurst (funny he came out on top) for age grading the results using the latest World Masters Association 2015 tables: http://www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup15.htmappl. Miriam Dorrity for looking after the time keeping duties along with Barry Dorrity and Jeanette Elliott for looking after the track judging duties. Hopefully we will see you all again on Tuesday 9th December for the next 2 mile time trial.
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