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Kingston Annual Open Throws

4 PBs and 1 Surrey Record

Competing at the weekend in Kingston’s Annual Open Throws, Walton athletes had a tremendous day.

There were solid performances from our Seniors, Rob Smith with 37.42m in the Hammer and Joe Eastwood 35.79m in the Javelin.

There were new PBs for Jakob Howe 33.68m in the Hammer and Eva West 39.51m also in the Hammer.

Nicola Bell threw a PB of 40.19m in the Javelin and Hammer seasons best of 39.52m.

Sam Mace threw the Hammer 64.07m, a new PB and also increased his U20M Surrey Hammer Record from last year.

World Masters Championships

Walton AC Masters Athletes had a highly successful week in Toruń, Poland last week at the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships.

Susie McLoughlin, Virginia Mitchell and Joanna Flowers started the week with with the 400s, all qualifying comfortably for their finals. Virginia set the tone with an emphatic victory in the W55 category in 63.21, swiftly followed by an exciting race in the W50 category where Jo finished strongly coming through to take her first ever World medal in second place. Susie was next up and ran a controlled race to finish in 4th.

Next were the 800s where Liz Amos made her World Indoor Masters debut. She cruised through her heat and came a creditable 4th in the final in a scrappy race resulting in the Irish athlete falling and the Swedish athlete fracturing her shin bone.

Virginia was going for the double but had tough competition as she was up against the current W55 800m world record holder. In a thrilling final lap Virginia made up a deficit of 5 metres to win in a new world record of 2.22.34.

The penultimate day saw Susie and Jo back on track for the 200s. They both qualified for their finals comfortably with Jo running another consistent race from a difficult lane 1 and coming home in 4th. Susie lined up in lane 6 with the Polish athlete and main rival inside her. The Polish athlete proved too strong and Susie finished strongly in 2nd.

The final day saw Susie and Virginia back on track for the 4×200. More medals came their way in the form of silver and bronze.

A big congratulations to our amazing Walton AC Masters athletes. Roll on the European Championships in Italy in September.

Surrey Athletics Performance Awards

Walton Athletes receive Surrey Performance Awards.

Last Friday two Walton Athletes were invited to attend the Surrey Annual Awards evening.

George Sudderick scooped U15 Boys’ Championship Best Performance for 2018 in the 300m (36.04) and Sam Mace scooped the U20 Men’s Championship Best Performance for 2018 in the Hammer (59.82m). It is also worth noting that both athletes significantly outperformed these marks over the course of the season!

A great achievement by both athletes, well done.

Bodymechanics Physiotherapy

BM_LogoThank you to Bodymechanics physiotherapy for their continued support of Walton Athletic Club.

Book your physio or sports massage with them at a great 20% discount as a Walton AC member. See their website for further information and contact details.

Highly recommended for injury prevention and dealing with those niggles before they become a problem. Here’s to a healthy summer season!