Back to Track

Saturday 29th August saw the return to competition athletics to Eastbourne Sports Complex for the first time since 2018 with our very own “Back To Track” event. An afternoon of 200m races and Shot Put competition.

Pictures here (most of them) provided by the wonderful Karen Harland the full set can be seen here.

A total of 21 DHAC athletes, across the age groups, competed on the day.

In the U13 200m we had four athletes:

U13G8Lottie Graves29.8
U13B3Oscar Fluen28.3
U13B5Hugo Douglas-Reeves29.1
U13B8Thomas Hill31.1

In the U15 200m we had six athletes:

U15G8Tori Buckley28.7
U15G10Krista Bissett Brown29.0
U15B4Benedict Davies26.6
U15B5Ashton Harrison27.0
U15B9Charlie Holdcroft31.1
U15B10Matty Sturman33.3

We had one U17 and seven Seniors taking part in the graded 200m races:

U17W7Caitlin Minns28.7
SenW7Anneli Mackenzie-Brown39.3
SenM8Andy Harrison25.8
SenM10Ste Gordon26.0
SenM11Andy Campbell-Critchley28.7
SenM12Karl Hume28.8
SenM13John Hall29.3

In the Shot Put competition we had five athletes competing. We also had multiple British Shot Put Champion and occasional DHAC guest coach Scott Lincoln, who threw a modest (for him) 19.50m in preparation for the British Champs taking place the following week.

U13B4Hugo Douglas-Reeves6.35m
U15G1Lily Thompson10.20m
U15G4Tori Buckley8.53m
U15B4Ashton Harrison8.27m
SenW1Dana Birkett5.30m
SenW2Gillian Thompson4.54m

Outstanding performances across the board, with a lot of athletes competing for the first time this season with some moving into new age groups too.

Huge well done to all the athletes, with many making their first track appearance or competing in a new age group for the first time.

Massive thank you and well done to the organisers and volunteers who ensured that we had a fantastic event.

It was great to see competition back on “home soil”. Hopefully it won’t be the last!

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