Lyn Sole from Thanet Athletics club competed in the Southern Counties Veterans Athletics club championships on Saturday 25th May, held at Tilsley Park athletics stadium in Abingdon Oxford.

On a glorious sunny day, and the championships having a record level of competitors, Lyn started the day with a gold medal in the long jump with a jump of 3.54.  Next for Lyn came the discus. Being the first time Lyn had competed at a master’s competition in the discus, Lyn was over the moon with a throw of 16.01, securing a well-deserved silver medal.

Next came the well anticipated 100m. Despite the afternoon heat, and strong competition, Lyn ran a seasons best of 16.71, again securing the gold medal.

Lyn, 58, quoted, “we had the most amazing day, and the results were fantastic. I would love to encourage more “mature” athletes to get involved in the club, and hopefully experience some of the amazing competitions and venues out there.  If I can do it, I’m sure anyone can!!!!!”