The Northern Athletics Indoor U13/U15 Championships took place on 5th February 2017 at the English Institute of sport in Sheffield. Two of our athletes were there to represent the club. Daniel Smith was one of the youngest boys there at the championships, this being his first competition in the U13 catergory. He performed well in his 3 events of the day , gaining a pb of 4m 21cm & 5th place in shot put , & a new pb in the 200m with a time of 36.45 & a had good run in th 60m.
Nathan, Daniel’s elder brother was there to guide Daniel, but also competed in the u15 boys event. His hard work over the winter months paid off, gaining a pb of 4m.92 in the long jump, making the final. But the highlight of his day was gaining a bronze Northern Indoor Medal in shot put with a throw, just short of his best at 8m.42.
Back in January, Nathan also took part in the Sheffield festival of athletics, again at the EIS where he gained two medals, the first was a bronze in Long Jump with a jump of 4m 84cm, and silver in shot with a PB of 8m56cm.
Well done to them both.