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Kent Indoor Athletics Championships


At the Kent Indoor Athletics Championships this weekend at Lee Valley Athletics Centre (near Enfield), the athlete's from Folkestone RC did themselves proud.

There were 5 athletes taking part and between them they won 5 medals!

3 Gold, 1 silver 1 bronze!

Under 15 Girl Hannah had an early start on Saturday achieving a huge pb in the 60m Hurdles knocking nearly half a second off her previous time.

Hannah also had a 5 second pb in her 200m final, after being impeded in her heat by another athlete running into her lane and slowing her down, she was awarded a place in the final, which if not for the incident she would have automatically achieved.

Later on Saturday U15 Boy Victor won his 200m heat convincingly and went on to win gold in the 200m final.

He followed this on Sunday with Gold in the 60m sprint, this was an impressive performance as Victor has another year in this age group, as he has just moved up.

Jenny ran in the u15 Girls 800m running strongly for 4 laps against top opposition to win the silver medal in this her first indoor athletics competition.

Emma, twin sister of Jenny took on the 1500m race in the u15 Girl's age group, a gruelling 7.5 laps of the indoor track, she ran brilliantly getting stronger by the lap to win a well earned Bronze medal.

This was also Emma's first indoor competition and as all the athletes did well to stay composed, especially as some had an almost 20 minute wait, sitting in the call room after warming up, waiting for their races.

The weekend for our Folkestone RC athletes culminated in an exciting u20 mens 400m race, (2 laps of the indoor 200m track) where Tommy in his first race in 8 months due to injury, ran hard from the start.

the athlete's run in their lanes for almost 1 lap before cutting in to the inside lane. Tommy and Michael from Blackheath and Bromley were neck and neck at the cutting in point, Tommy powered past Michael gaining the advantage of being in front,

going into the 2nd last bend they clipped feet and both athletes stumbled, luckily neither of them fell and Tommy stormed away from the field winning Gold in a new indoor 400m pb.

Well done to all the athlete's.

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