City of Norwich athletes shine up and down country

Events in Ashford and Manchester required City of Norwich Athletic Club's athletes to travel far and wide over the weekend. The South of England U15/U17 Track & Field Championships were staged in Ashford, Kent and it was Oliver Bradfield who topped the achievement table when taking gold in the U15 boys javelin.

Events in Ashford and Manchester required City of Norwich Athletic Club's athletes to travel far and wide over the weekend.

The South of England U15/U17 Track & Field Championships were staged in Ashford, Kent and it was Oliver Bradfield who topped the achievement table when taking gold in the U15 boys javelin. His prodigious throw of 60.73m created a new championship record.

Callum Brown was another to hit the gold standard when winning the U17 boys hammer with a mighty effort of 64.44m.

Cleio Stephenson's 25.65sec time in the U17 Girls 200m final secured her the silver medal, while Laura McDonald mirrored that position in the U17 girls javelin with a throw of 42.63m.


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Michael Painter's 43.33m effort in the U17 boys discus was good enough to gain him the bronze medal. However he had to settle for a creditable fifth place in the shot with a throw of 12.70m.

Scott Greeves was another to display improving form with a fifth place finish in the final of the U15 boys 1,500m when recording 4min 21.6secs.

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Sports City Manchester hosted the British Milers Club Saturday evening meeting, which proved to be a successful trip for three of the City club's endurance athletes.

Competing in the 5,000m, Mitch Goose produced a time of 14min.02.44, a personal best by almost 16 seconds. His aim was to break the 14-minute barrier for the event but a lapse of concentration during the penultimate lap cost him his goal and the opportunity to take Guy Amos' club record.

Also competing over 5,000m Ashley Harrell knocked a sizable chunk off his previous best when recording 14min 38.74secs.

Iona Lake managed to tweak her best 1,500m time down to 4min 37.16secs.

Tim Ash

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