Friday 10th July saw the grand finale of the Under 11’s Summer Athletics Series at the Marlowe Academy. Organised and hosted by Thanet Athletics Club the event comprised 3 events held in May, June and July open to all children in school years 3, 4, 5 & 6. Disciplines including sprints, long distance running, throwing and jumping are covered and points are awarded in each event with the top three in each event at the end of the series receiving medals. Trophies were given to the top three overall winners based on points gained in all disciplines.
There were some outstanding performances from the young athletes who all enjoyed these events immensely as it gives them a taste for competitive sport in a fun environment.
The overall winners were as follows: Year 3&4 Boys 1st Emmanuel Virginie, Folkestone RC, 2nd Theo Rowe, Haddon Dene, 3rd Ellis Bowers, Folkestone RC; Year 3&4 Girls 1stAnika Ganesaratnam, Upton, 2nd Eve Seery, Thanet AC, 3rd Amy Topping, Upton; Years 5&6 Boys 1st Harry Homewood, Thanet AC, 2nd Edward Foy, Thanet AC, 3rd Samuel King, Thanet RR; Years 5&6 Girls 1st Libby Turbutt, Folkestone RC, 2nd Libby Pritchard, Thanet AC, 3rd Amelia Williams, Swale Combined AC.