Despite wind rain and freezing temperatures, Thanet athletes have continued to train outdoors this winter.
The training has paid off with several athletes competing in competitions nationwide.
Connor Neal and Konrad Farrall Both competed in the London Indoor Games held at Lee Valley in January.
Connor gained a PB in the 200m and a huge PB in the 400m of 50.51, seeing him win the U20 race!
Konrad made a fantastic debut, running respectable times in the senior men category in 200m and 60mH. Also competing in the Games were Poppy Rowland-Hill and Lilly Ann Showers who both gained PB’s in the U15 girls 60m hurdles.
Connor Neal then went on to compete at the England Athletics U20 championships held in Sheffield. He competed in the 400m and made it to the semi-finals just missing out on the finals by the smallest of margins.
Lyn Sole competed at the SCVAC championships gaining a silver in the long jump and a week later competed in the South of England championships gaining another silver in the long jump.
Lyn also competed at the British Masters finishing 4th in the discus and narrowly missing out on the medals.
The final meeting for Thanet athletes was the Kent championships held at Lee Valley 14th-15th March. Despite the threat of coronavirus, the meeting went ahead and Thanet athletes produced some outstanding results.
Saturday saw Konrad Farrall, in his first season as a senior athlete, run in the 200m and 60m hurdles where he posted respectable times. He also ran on the Sunday in the 60m.
Connor Neal picked up a silver medal in the U20 men’s 200m on Saturday, before gaining an amazing gold in the 400m on the Sunday with a personal best time of 50 seconds.
George Seery had a busy weekend in the U20 men’s group gaining a silver in the high jump, and a bronze in the long jump and 60m hurdles. He also gained a PB in the pole vault and made the final of the 60m.
Joe Lowes competed in the 60m and the 400m in the men’s U17 competition on Sunday, and despite carrying an injury, ran exceptionally well.
In the U15 boys’ section, Jason Searles, who was competing in his first-ever competition, made the final of the 60m with a PB finishing a respectable 5th and also finished 5th in the long jump with a PB. Harvey Humphries also competed in the U15 boys 200m on Saturday gaining a massive PB.
Millie Vas competed on the Sunday in the U15 girls 60m gaining a PB, before securing a superb gold in the shot putt.
Eve Seery, also u15 girls gained PB’s in both the high jump and long jump.
Poppy Rowland Hill had a busy Sunday in the U15 girl’s competition, picking up a gold in the 60m with a PB, and a silver in the high jump before securing a bronze in the long jump.
Grace Jakeman competed in the 200m on Saturday and ran an outstanding race in her 1st year in the U17 women’s age group.
Chloe Williams threw in the senior women’s shot on Sunday picking up a well-deserved silver.
Lyn Sole also competed on the Sunday in the senior women’s section, picking up a silver in the long jump, before making the final in 60m where he finished 6th.
Thanet athletics club would also like to thank all of their coaches, officials, and supporters who gave up their time freely over the weekend to support all of their athletes, and everyone is very proud of the successful weekend for all of the athletes at Thanet Athletics Club.