03.Sep.12 Olympics Officials join the party at NOTAN QuadKids
The NOTAN Quadkids competition once again kicked off to a great start. With a total number of 50 competitors it turned out to be a tough day for a lot of the athletes. With the inspiration and legacy of the Olympics it was an exciting day, with Games Makers and Games Officials there to bring a touch of the Games to Whitley Bay. The Officials Bill and Christine Courtney also bought along the sprint finish photos of Usain Bolt crossing the finish line to inspire the athletes on.
The sun was shining for the athletes which gave a great start for the under 9’s. For the boys, in 3rd place came George Wilson with 169 points. A great score for his first NOTAN Quadkids competition. In 2nd place; thrashing his old score, achieving 170 points this time round came Charlie Pettitt. Storming ahead with 186 points in 1st place; Jack Leckey, an impressive score for his fist NOTAN Quadkids also. Inspiring scores were also seen with the girls. In 3rd place came Katie Motion in her first competition with 108 points, 2nd place Keeley Llewellyn with 143 points, just shy of her best. In 1st place once again came Cissie Robson just under her best score, with 166 points.
For the under 10 boys Jared Flannery came 3rd with 173 points, only 2 points of his best score. 2nd place came Sam Thompson in his first Quadkids with 181 points, but achieving 1st place matching his personal best score came Louis Spraggon with 196 points; only 4 points from achieving the Bronze level. In 3rd place for the girls came Lexie Pettitt with 94 points, equalling her score from the last competition. 2nd came Emma Jardine with 112 points and out in front, reaching Gold level with a great score of 194 points; Natasha Stephenson.
The under 11 category showed a very tough competition shown with a tie for 3rd place. Both Ethan Renney and Daniel Buffham achieved 209 points to reach Bronze level. Not fat in front came Rhys McGonagall. A great score for his first competition with 211 points and only 1 point from reaching Silver level award. Once again out in front however came Felix Robson with 262 points, slightly off his best score but still reaching the Gold level. A new competitor, Chloe Wellings, managed to reach 3rd place with a good score of 123 points. Not far in front with 138 points came Ellen Carter, her best score yet. In 1st place with another impressive score for; Caitlin Llewellyn with 176 points reaching Bronze level.
For the final age category; the under 12’s Freddie Reid did a great job beating his best score yet achieving 189 points. In 3rd place for the girls came Sophie Ward with 118 points a great score for her first NOTAN competition. Also a new entry in 2nd place, showing great promise; Macey Bradshaw, with 131 points. In 1st place only 1 point of her personal best came Miranda Stephenson with 189 points.
The competition is really heating up with only one competition left. With the huge success of the Olympics and the Paralympics starting this week the final competition this Saturday should be a great atmosphere.
Come down and have a go at a run, jump, throw and sprint. Aged between 7-11? Then come along! Registration is from 9am at Churchill Playing fields, Whitley Bay, NE26 3NS. The competition will run from 9.30am – 12pm. Registration on the day is £5 for all events.
Certificates will be given to all and medals and trophies will be given to the top 3 of each age group for the grand prix series.
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