13.Jun.12 NOTAN’s QuadKids Grand Prix round 2
The second round of NOTAN’s Quadkids Grand Prix was again a success with 34 athletes taking part at Churchill Playing Fields on 19th May.
The weather held up with the sun breaking out for a great day and once again some great scores were seen.
With the under 9 boys' category, in 3rd place came Liam Howe with 122 points, close in front came Jack Carter with 125 points beating his last score of 109, but coming in first place with 161 points came Finlay Scott.
For the girls, Carys Purves came 2nd with an impressive 147 points, but storming ahead with 170 points reaching Gold level was Cissie Robson, narrowly missing her last score by 3 points.
Each of the boys in the under 10’s significantly improved their scores; the difference of completing all of the 4 events. In 3rd place came Jared Flannery with 151 points, 100 points more than last time. In 2nd place reached Callum Penn close by with 167 points, exactly the same as he scored last time reaching 2nd place, which means once again in 1st place still with a great score of 209 points, reaching Bronze level was Joshua Leslie.
For the girls there was a new winner with a new entry to the competition, meaning in 3rd place came Hannah Turney with 76 points narrowly missing on her best score last time, in 2nd place Lexie Pettitt with 82 points, achieving 1 more point than at the last competition, however leading in the front came Lily Jamison with 97 points.
Once again we saw some fantastic scores with the under 11 age group. The boys fought for their places each once again finishing in the same order, however each greatly improving their scores. In 3rd came Ethan Renney with 210 points reaching Bronze, now only a couple of points from Silver. In 2nd place Daniel Buffham with 225 points managing to improve his score to reach Gold level this time, but still out in the lead was Felix Robson, bettering his last score with 255 points.
The girls showed a close race also with Chloe Wellings, a new entry coming 2nd with 118 points and once again in 1st place Ellen Carter with 135 points, improving her last score of 115.
The final age category, the under 12’s, also saw some great scores. In 2nd place this time came Adam Swalwell, slipping slightly since the last competition with 118 points, however leading with 176 points; an improvement of 57 points came Freddie Reid. The girls also showed what the difference can make by entering all 4 events creating a new winner. In 3rd place came Jennifer Graham, a new entry with 104 points. 2nd place saw Emily Nixey with 113 points, improving her last score dramatically from 57 points. Close in front in 1st place came Jessica Bailey with a total of 129 points, also a great improvement of her last score of 45.
A big well done goes to all the athletes who took part as it was a close competition. A well done also goes to all those who also won the raffle prizes. There will also be a raffle at the next competition so come prepared!
The next competition will be held on Saturday 23rd June, registration from 9am. You can register on the day however we do advise you register beforehand. The competition is a fun day for everyone in years 2 to year 6. You can find the forms on the main page of NOTAN’s website.
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