FOREST OF DEAN AC JUNIORS – Brewers Games 01/05/2017


Tillie Westwood, Melissa Kolic and Mia Bishop all took part in the Brewers Memorial Games at Cheltenham and performed well. Mia stepped up an age group to U15’s and threw 15.93m in Javelin placing her 14th and 15.68m in the Hammer.  Melissa took a break from her GCSE revision to throw 33.80m in Hammer placing her 1st in the U17 age group. Tillie threw a new PB in Javelin 29.52m (setting a new club record but it is just short of that elusive 30m mark) placing her in 2nd out of 19 and moving her up the UK rankings. She also threw 18.72m in Discus which was enough to gain another UK Ranking and placed her in 4th out of 9. She also took part in High Jump and Long Jump but struggled with a knock to her ankle in these.

Emma Clarke had a disappointing 800m finishing 6th in 2.44.2. She was back on track an hour later and ran much better in the 300m finishing 2nd in 46.0. Not bad for her first serious track races of the year!

Max King and George Jelley both ran 100s at Worcester on Tuesday where they were in different heats when both clocking 12.4. At Cheltenham, Max was 5th in a very tight finish, with a time of 12.0. He went on to win his 400m in 55.6. Both his Cheltenham times were personal bests.

Katerina Bennett ran her first ever track race at Worcester in a comfortable and controlled looking 800m, with a time of 2.44. She tried the 3000m at Cheltenham and finished in 13th place in 13.04. Needless to say, she is sticking to the shorter races in the near future.

Second claimer Briony Bishop has had a busy few days. She ran the 3000m at Worcester. After a relatively steady parkrun Saturday she ran a 3000m on Sunday. On Monday she also ran a 3000m. Mondays time unsurprisingly was the slowest of the 3000s, 17th in 11.23.


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