Athletic club hosts league fixture

ON Sunday the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club played host to the third fixture in the Anglian League against Waveney, West Suffolk, Breckland, Braintree and Ryston.

ON Sunday the Great Yarmouth and District Athletic Club played host to the third fixture in the Anglian League against Waveney, West Suffolk, Breckland, Braintree and Ryston.

Overall result: 1 West Suffolk 563, 2 Great Yarmouth 412, 3 Braintree 408, 4 Breckland 217, 5 Waveney 206, Ryston never turned up.

The under-13 girls, although missing some key athletes, still produced their best result of the season with third place.

Laura Halliday showed some excellent sprinting in dominating the 100 and 200m, winning both A races in 14.6 and 30.6 seconds.

Rhiannon Clark, running the hurdles for the first time, took third place in 16.6 and won the B long jump with 3.33m. Emily Anderson ran a very good 800m to win in 2:50.1.

In the under-15 girls' section Amber Burton again showed top form in taking both the 100m and 200m titles in 13.4 and 27.8.

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Frankie Turner in the 75m hurdles had her best run ever, just finishing second in 12.4s. Catherine Lee ran away from the field in the 1.500m to win in 5:14.7. Louisa Marshall ran 30.9 for second place in the 200m B race and was second in the discus throwing 17.04m.

In the 800m Kelly Pywell ran 2:49.3 to win the 800m B race. This was the team's best performance so far, taking second place.

The junior/senior ladies finished in fourth place. Katy Barber again produced the 100m/200m double as Yarmouth girls dominated the sprint events with times of 13.0 and 26.5. Molly Baldwin ran 13.7 to finish third in the 100m B race and Sophie McKinna just arrived in time from her international duty to do the discus where she finished third throwing 22.44m.

In the under-13 boys' section Jay Turner had a throw of 27.78m to win the javelin and a first in the 1,500m in 5:29.5s. Chris Spinks, competing for the first time, won the B long jump with 3.19m and was fourth in both the 100 and 200m in 15.7 and 31.3. The team finished third.

The under-15 boys' Jordan Godfrey ran 13.2 to finish third in the 100m A race with Mark Phillipson finishing second in 13.0 in the B race.

This was reversed in the 200m Mark Phillipson was second in the A race 27.0 and Jordan was first in the B race in 26.8.

Kyle Ella, running a fast 800m in 2:32.1, was fourth and Keelan Pywell, despite finishing fourth in the 1,500m, was delighted in breaking the five-minute barrier at last, clocking 4:58.6. The team finished third.

In the under-17 boys' section Richard Taylor won both the 100/200m A races in 12.0 and 23.4 whilst Shane Atherton won both B races in 12.6 and 25.2.

James House could not quite hit his best form in the high jump and his 1.60m gave him second place, his long jump of 5.21m also gave him second place. The team finished a very good joint first with West Suffolk.

The junior/senior men section saw some excellent sprinting. Josh Aldred in the 100m ran 11.6 to finish second and Matt Millman won the B race in 12.0.

Kyle Burton dominated the 400m winning in 56.3 and Kevin Pywell running in the 3,000m was third in 12:20.2. Matthew Bloomfield, making a welcome return to the team, was very busy in the throws winning all four but his best performance was his 32.74m in the discus. Jahmal Mills jumped 6.28m in the long jump for second place. The team finished second.

Under-11 Matthew Knights had two wins, the 80m (12.3) and the 600m (2-07.3). Amy Dowsett had two second places in the 80m (12.9) and the 600m(2-01.8).

The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Wellesley starting at 7pm and anyone over the age of nine is welcome to come along and try different events under the guidance of coaches.

The first night is free, just report at the tea hut and you will be looked after.