Saturday 26th September saw us host the second of our Back To Track events, this time with races over 100m and 800m and a Shot Put competition.
13 of our Senior athletes competed across the afternoon, with some outstanding performances and a good number personal bests.
The wonderful Karen Harland was on hand to capture the day for us. All pictures here are from the Karen’s album, see the full album here.
We had nine athletes in the sprint races. Seniors ran in graded races covering all age groups from U17 and above.
First up in Heat 15 we had Andy Campbell-Critchley in 2nd place with a PB 13.5, closely followed by Lindsey Lester in 3rd place with 14.5 and Anneli Mackenzie-Brown finishing 4th in a PB 18.1.
In Heat 16 Karl Murray finished 1st in 12.7 and Ian Scott ran to 2nd place in a PB 16.0.
We had 2nd and 3rd in Heat 17 with Sarah Johnson (13.8 PB) finishing just ahead of John Hall (14.1).
Andy Harrison and Ste Gordon raced in Heat 18 with Ste running to 2nd place in a PB 12.1 followed by Andy in 3rd with a PB 12.3.
Seven of our athletes took part in the 800m with six having already competed in the 100m.
In Heat 6 John Hall ran to 3rd place in 2:46.3 and Sarah Johnson finished 6th in a PB 3:02.6.
Karl Murray ran to 2nd place in Heat 7 with 2:23.5 followed by Andy Campbell-Critchley in 6th with a PB 2:51.3 and Anneli Mackenzie-Brown in 7th with a PB 3:25.3.
Finally in Heat 8 Andy Harrison ran to 4th place with 2:25.4 with Tom Addison following closely in 6th place with 2:25.8.
It was a full hand of PB performances from our five athletes in the Shot Put competetion.
Paul Cook, Andy Harrison and Ste Gordon were all throwing the 7.26kg Shot. Ste broke the 10m line with a best on the day of 10.14m, Andy added a good chunk to his PB to throw to 8.53m and Paul, in his first competition with a 7.26kg Shot got out to 5.80m.
Throwing the 4kg Shot were Gillian Thompson and Dana Birkett, both hitting PBs with Gillian at 4.68m and Dana at 5.72m.
An excellent afternoon of athletics, the club has received some very positive feedback on the events we have hosted so far. We couldn’t host these events without the support of the athletes and more importantly the volunteers who organise and support on the day.
We’re looking forward to the next sell out event – Back To Track III – on 10th October which will feature races over 150m and the Mile as well as Long Jump competition.