A very hot day at Tonbridge School

Last Sunday at Tonbridge

The sports facilities at Tonbridge School – and especially the athletics facilities – always make a great impression on visitors to the track – and especially those visiting it for the first time, as was the case for most of us on Sunday. We managed to find some shade from Sunday’s very hot sun for athletes and parents and our field officials to get some sort of shelter – but it was hot down on the track.

We were again rather short of athletes for this under 13 and under 15 match although the under 15 boys managed to fill many of the events but even these boys found the opposition tough to beat. The under 15 girls disappointingly had only one athlete able to compete – so very well done to Callie Devlin – and the under 13 boys had some late pull-outs though the remaining 4 athletes ran a great relay at the end of the day.

I’m going to pick out just a couple of the better performances, but I am of course aware that all our (limited number of) athletes did their very best on what was a very hot day to score points for the club – the best example being perhaps Ethan Golin’s first go at the under 15 javelin.

Ollie Strange in the under 15 sprints again ran well – as well as nearly pulling back a big deficit on the last leg of the 4 x 300 relay. For the under 13s Oran Scott’s recent discovery of the javelin saw another couple of metres added to his previous best at last week’s county championships. And he got a bit closer to 4 metres in the long jump, though still having problems with hitting the take-off board.  

We have one more match in this league – on Sunday September 5. And let’s hope for more athletes, especially more of our under 15 girls taking part.

Match this coming Sunday

Our under 17s and under 20s join with athletes from Lewes and Eastbourne on this coming SUNDAY JULY 25 for a match at Brighton’s Withdean Stadium. We are providing a large number of the combined team’s throwers.

Training as normal this week but changes next week

Training will be as normal this week – Tuesday at Sackville from 6.30 to 7.30 and Thursday at Imberhorne from 7 to 8. However this Thursday July 22 will be the last session at Imberhorne for a few weeks as the school will be closed over the whole of the school summer holidays for a large piece of work to be carried out. So from next week on Tuesday July 27 and Thursday July 29 both sessions will be at Sackville School from 6.30 to 7.30

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