Northants Network news

Northants Network news

Following a succesful launch in April, the Northamptonshire Athletics Network has been busy these past few months.

Coaching development sessions took place for every discipline at the launch event, and since then, another two coach development sessions have been held with the latest being at Kettering on 18th Sept.

Photos show some of the athletes from the session in April and recent Kettering sessions.  Photos by Bill Boyd.

Northants Network newsThe Network have also managed - with a lot of understanding and help from Harborough Council Sports development officer Marianne Boyle - to get Harborough Athletics club a 200m oval grass track.

Network Development Officer Bill Boyd reports that all 9 athletes representing Northants at the Aviva English Schools' Multis on September 18th/19th gave 100% and were a credit to both school and County. 

In trying conditions the Junior Boys' team of Kieron Russ, Sam Meyler (Guilsborough), Matthew Clarke and Sam Round (Northampton School for Boys) finished in 1st place in the country beating much larger counties such as Essex and Durham.  All four athletes helped to contribute to an outstanding team performance.  In the Junior Girls' section Emma MacFarlane (Kingswood School) finished a creditable 14th after battling through despite limited training thanks to injury.  Also from Kingswood, Scott Kendall finished in 27th which was also a credit to his school as he is bottom age in the Intermediate Boys.  

Northants networkFinishing the Combined Events off were Honor De Winton and Doug Stark from Oundle School who finished a highly credible 14th and 18th place respectively.  Once again both these athletes were in their first year of the Intermediate Girls' and Senior Boys' Age Groups.  

In the race walking events Daniel Waples of Guilsborough capped a fine season which brought him his first international cap with an excellent 3rd place beating his personal best time by over 40 seconds.   Well done all the Northants athletes who took part.  Keiron Russ from Daventry has been given an International call up for the Schools Multis International later this year.

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