Records set in start to new season

Justin and Maddie Boorer both set Gloucester Little Athletics Club records. Photo supplied

Justin and Maddie Boorer both set Gloucester Little Athletics Club records. Photo supplied

Gloucester Little Athletics is back on the field and the season has started off with a bang.

COVID meant a later start than normal but that hasn't stop our budding young athletes from making their mark. The club has had six weeks of competition with 38 athletes taking part each Tuesday and there has already been four club records set.

Record certificates have been presented to the following athletes:

Bradley Higgins for setting two new club records in the under 11s turbo at 21.71 metres and in discus for a 23.94m distance.

Justin Boorer has also set two new club records in the under 10s turbo at 20.56m and in discus for a 24.17m throw.

Bradley Higgins set two club records. Photo supplied

Bradley Higgins set two club records. Photo supplied

Maddie Boorer has equalled a club record set by Laura Hedditch in 1990 with a 50 metre sprint time of 8.98 seconds.

The club had to purchase a new start gun this season, after it was discovered we were unable to source starting caps for the old gun anymore. Thanks to the Gloucester Community Shop, who donated the money for the purchase.

Although the season has started up COVID has changed the normal timetable. The plan is to continue through the rest of the school year and into the first term of next school year.

Normally, the season would only run until the end the year with training to continue through to March ahead of the State competition.

We are hopeful for a State event in March 2021 in Sydney.

Gloucester's little athletes are off to a flying start with the club's new starting gun.

Gloucester's little athletes are off to a flying start with the club's new starting gun.

The club thanks our major sponsor Coles who supply free bananas each week.