THE athletics season has been under way for a number of weeks now and Gloucester Little Athletics Club has had some great results with several club records broken.
It has also been great to see the athletes enjoying themselves on competition nights, getting active and having fun.
Thanks to the parent helpers who come along to help out and cheer on the children.
New club records this year have been set by Nicholas Maslen in the under 8s boys’ turbo with a throw of 11.19m.
The under 9s age group compete in the 700m walk and on her first attempt at the event Natalie Rayner displayed great style and speed to break the girl’s record with a time of 5.17.82.
In the under 13s age group Harrison Clarke broke a 13-year old record held by Brett Fraser in the 200m with a time of 28.53 seconds.
Another long-standing record in this age group has been broken twice by Tayla Predebon in the shot put.
The record at the beginning of the season was 7.9m, held by Kathryn Moore, and Tayla surpassed it in the first week with a throw of 8.15m.
A few weeks later she exceeded her own distance with a throw of 9.21m.
The senior boys have broken two club records with Daniel Hughes continuing his good form in the walk, setting a new benchmark in the 1500m with a time of 10.57.69 and Kenneth Wamsley smashed the senior shot put record with a throw of 10.34m, more than two metres further than the old record of 8.05m.
The aim of Little Athletics is to have fun and to keep improving week to week.
Congratulations to Cody Sparke, Kate Bradbury, Ethan Cawthorn, Emma Ashton and Andrew Hughes who have recorded 10 personal best times this season.
The next competition night is Tuesday, October 8 from 4.45pm.