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Kent under 13 Championships and u13 Pentathlon Championships

Folkestone Running Club Junior Athletics section have had a very successful U13 Championships, with Folkestone RC and Dover Grammar School's Victor Redman winning 3 Gold medals.

On the Saturday he picked up 2, in 100m Victor got off to a fast start to win in 12.36, a new club record, well ahead of the field, there were 24 competitors entered from all over Kent.

Victor followed this up with discus, he was in 2nd place until his last throw of 26.48m which took him to first place, achieving this with standing throws as the turn in the circle has not yet been learned.

On the Sunday Victor ran the 200m, this had 29 entrants, so needed a heat, semifinal and final to whittle the numbers down.

In the heat and semi-final Victor ran controlled races to see him into the final, Victor's nearest competitor broke the championship record in his semi-final, in a time of 25.59 faster than Victor had yet run.

It was a very exciting final, with Victor blasting out of his blocks from lane 4 overtaking the 4 athletes outside him in the first 50metres!

He powered his way to the finish line in a new championship record of 25.01.

In the u13 Boys Javelin Thomas Webb improved his pb 4 times whilst winning a bronze medal in 26.22m, which was also a new club record.

Thomas was only in his first year of the age group, the gold and silver were won by boys a year older.



Lily Rockall ran well in the u13 Girls hurdles, just outside her pb, the final had to be run twice after a false start, where everyone had completed the race as they hadn't heard the recall gun.

In the u13 Pentathlon championships Abigail Smit


h came a very creditable 10th with only 2 above her being in the bottom end of age group.

It was a long day competing in 5 events, Abigail gained pbs's in her hurdles (15.82) and knocked 10 seconds off her 800m, running it in 3.00.39.


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