The club was delighted to support the annual UK Winter Long Throws Invitational Meeting at Loughborough University on 7 March, providing prizes for improvement of the day. Club chairman, John Standerline, presented the prize to Bethany Moule with a new PB in the women’s javelin by some 3 metres. Daniel Bainbridge also won the award in the men’s javelin.
Many of the UK’s best throwers competed in the hope of earning a place on the Great Britain team for the European Winter Throwing Cup in Portugal, which sadly has just been cancelled by European Athletics due to Coronavirus.
The highlight of the day came from Loughborough Alumni Taylor Campbell in the Hammer Throws with a personal best and Paris 2020 European Championships qualifier of 74.98m. Whilst the ladies' overall performance of the day went to Reading AC’s Charlotte Payne, also in the Hammer, with a World Junior Championships qualifying mark of 60.73m. Both won a special performance of the day prize for their outstanding achievements.
Daniel broke the 70m barrier for the first time and finished 2nd in the process. Finally, the Senior Ladies performance of the day went to Discus thrower Kirsty Law, who just missed out on a European Championships qualification mark, with a best throw of 56.38m.
Photo (L to R): David Turner (event organiser), Kirsty Law, John Standerline, Bethany Moule and Peter Stanley (Head of Field Events at British Athletics).