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Juniors Try Out at Low Key Open

Today, while some of our older Club members were running the London Marathon, four of our younger members were tackling some athletics events at the Prince of Wales stadium, in Cheltenham:

Abigail Cunningham, Aria Stavrakakis, Emma Cunningham and Poppy Wilson.

There were some other 70 young athletes there, mainly from Cheltenham Harriers. though the events are "competitive", the emphasis is on experiencing track and field events in a friendly environment. Having said that, our girls did us proud with their performances.

All four of our girls did the long jump and the 100m (but Emma ended up running on her own), two the 800m, two the Speed Bounce (jumping back and forth side to side over a 8" hurdle for a minute. I tried it last week in the gym; it's really tough to keep going), and one the 70mH (I knew all that running over agility hurdles would help!). All but Emma competed at Under 12 level, Emma was in the Under 14s.

Long jump:

Aria 3.26m

Emma 3.04m

Abigail 2.68m

Poppy 2.60m


Aria 15.2s (which is faster than her coach!)

Abigail 17.2s

Poppy 17.9s

Emma 18.0s (without any company, she was slower - who said it's not competitive!)


Emma 2:58.7

Abigail 3:09.2

Speed Bounce:

Aria 48 !

Poppy 38

70m Hurdles:

Aria 12.2s

Well done to all the girls. If this has whet your appetite, there are two more events coming soon.

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