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Grantham Athletics Club compete in 27 events across the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Championships





The start of the track and field season has seen some difficult and unspectacular performances by Grantham Athletics Club which have been affected by inclement weather conditions.

Thankfully last weekend saw warm, sunny weather for promising athletics results and a summer-like experience in the county championships.

Eleven Grantham AC athletes competed in 27 events across the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Championships.

Sprinter Jivanraj Vijayaray. Photo: Ken Smith Photography
Sprinter Jivanraj Vijayaray. Photo: Ken Smith Photography

With six personal bests and six season bests performances, athletes ran, jumped and threw to achieve 21 medal equivalent positions (11 gold, six silver, four bronze) in what was an excellent set of results for so early in the season.

Performances of note ran across the club age-groups.

In the under 11s and under 13s races, two young athletes - Jivanraj Vijayaraj (80m) and Darcey Wood (100m, 150m) - won their respective sprint races.

In the under 20s, Sofia Danielle claimed two second place results in the 100m and long jump.

Christopher Bainbridge had a timely return to form to successfully defend all four of his championship titles across the throwing events.

In the masters category, Helen Gilbert picked up a gold, silver and bronze across her throwing events.

Chris Bainbridge. Photo: Ken Smith Photography
Chris Bainbridge. Photo: Ken Smith Photography

Philip Garner managed two second places in his four throwing events and Mark Atkin, in the Nottinghamshire Championships, won three gold medals in the high jump, long jump and javelin.

Results (Lincolnshire)

U11

Boys 80m: Jivanraj Vijayaraj Semi-final 2 12.8s. Final 1 12.6s. Girls 80m: Florence Wren Wilkinson final 5 14.0s; Emily May Barrett final 6 14.1s. Girls 600m: Florence Wren Wilkinson final 3 2:14.4 (PB); Emily May Barrett final 6 2:31.3 (PB). Girls Long Jump: Florence Wren Wilkinson final 3 3.07m (PB).

U13

Girls 100m: Darcey Wood Semi-final 1 14.3s. Final 1 14.6s. Girls 150m: Darcey Wood Semi-final 1 22.3s. Final 1 22.4s.

U20

Women 100m: Sofia Danielle Final 2 13.7s. Women Long Jump: Sofia Danielle Final 2 4.83m (SB).

Senior

Philip Garner. Photo: Ken Smith Photography
Philip Garner. Photo: Ken Smith Photography

Men Shot Putt: Christopher Bainbridge Final 1 12.51m (SB). Men Discus: Christopher Bainbridge Final 1 38.89m (SB). Men Hammer: Christopher Bainbridge Final 1 41.19m (SB). Men Javelin: Christopher Bainbridge Final 1 42.27m (SB).

Masters

Men 1550m: Paul Davidson Final 5 6:16.2 (PB). Men 3000m: Paul Davidson Final 5 13:39.8 (PB). Men Shot Putt: Philip Garner Final 4 7.79m (SB). Men Discus: Philip Garner Final 2 32,08m (SB). Men Hammer: Philip Garner Final 2 33.12m. Men Javelin: Philip Garner Final 3 23.28m (SB). Women 3000m: Janice Davidson Final 2 14:27.5 (PB). Women Shot Putt: Helen Gilbert Final 2 8.84m. Women Discus: Helen Gilbert Final 3 19.42. Women Hammer: Helen Gilbert Final 1 35.86m.



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