Double joy for City of Norwich runner Kimberley Aspland in Manchester

Athletes with a learning disability competed in Manchester over the weekend in which three City of Norwich AC athletes played their part.

Competing for Great Britain in the World Indoor Athletics Championships held at Sportcity the trio produced some excellent performances.

Kimberley Aspland took silver in the 800m in a time of 2:37.03 going on to be part of the gold medal winning team in the 4 x 400m relay.

Holly Durbridge just missed out on the medals in the 60m sprint but made up for her disappointment when helping the 4x200m relay team take the silver medal. Declan Manning found himself in a very tough shot competition when placed seventh overall with an effort 10.07m.

Club athletes Michael Painter and Callum Brown had a 'field' day in the Cambridgeshire Throws Competition.


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Both displayed tremendous early season form with Michael producing three personal best performances when winning the U20 men's shot with 14.50m, then taking the honours in the discus in a new personal best effort of 47.01m.

In the hammer he had to give way to club mate Callum Brown but by the smallest margin. Callum won the competition with a new personal best when recording 68.55m with Michael slotting in to second place with his third personal best on the day of 68.51m. Callum and Michael are now currently ranked second and third in the U20 UK ranking list for the hammer.

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