We welcome Southampton, Basingstoke and Colchester to West Park this Saturday for the second match of the Southern Athletics League.
With the latest forecast saying the rain should stay away, and a light Westerly wind forecast for the sprinters we look forward to some good athletics.
Worthing Special Olympic elite athletes had a fantastic start to the season with a haul of personal bests at their first ever IPC event on Saturday.
1500m – 5:35.96 (PB)
High Jump – 1.47m (PB & National qualifying standard)
Long Jump – 4.95m (PB & National qualifying standard)
1500m – 5:22.14 (PB)
800m – 2:23.18 (PB & National qualifying standard)
Long Jump – 5:07m (PB & National qualifying standard)
100m – 17.61 (PB by 3secs)
Shot – 5:02m (National qualifying standard)
Javelin – 11.5m (National qualifying standard).
100m – 14:57 (National qualifying standard)
Long Jump – 4.85m (PB & National qualifying standard)
All four athletes got to meet David Weir at the meeting which the lads described as ‘awesome’. This early season form certainly shows the training throughout the grim winter has paid off, and with their focus on the National Championships in August we look forward to seeing how they progress over the summer.
Next meeting is Sunday 19th May at Eastbourne.
Rebecca Moore won silver in the 10K at the British University Championships at Bedford on Saturday. Her time of 34:27.85 breaks her club record by over 40 secs set at the same championships in 2012.
Emma Perkins cleared 1.75m to win gold in the high jump.