Thanet athlete Lyn Sole, a member of Thanet Athletics Club, competed in the South Of England Masters athletics meeting held at Lee Valley Stadium north London on Sunday 17th February 2019.

After first running a personal best of 10.14 in the 60m, it was straight into the long jump, which proved to be a very close competition.

Lyn’s first jump of 3.78 was another personal best, and eventually was enough for Lyn to take the gold medal, and become the South Of England Master Long Jump champion.

“This has to be one of my proudest moments” said Lyn who only started training 30 months ago, and is just starting only her second year in competitive competition.

Lyn also managed a personal best in the 200m of 37.47 and this was her first indoor 200m race.

Lyn has said:

“Winter training is hard, but it shows that if you are dedicated and are prepared to put in the hard work, it really can pay off.  I can’t thank my coach James Bridge and all of the team at Thanet Athletics club for all of their help and support.”

At the age of 58, Lyn has shown that it is possible to achieve anything with the right mindset and determination, and is very much looking forward to the summer athletics season.


Thanks to Lyn and Thanet Athletics Club for this article, it’s great to see what you have achieved with all that hard work and determination!

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