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Positive start to season for Newark Athletics Club, with results in Nottinghamshire Summer Road League, Track and Field League and other events

An club has had a great start to the athletics summer season, posting positive results at events in recent weeks.

Newark Athletics Club took part in the first race of the Nottinghamshire Summer Road League on May 22, at Newark Showground.

The club’s senior mens team finished in a second place on the night and the men’s masters team finished in fourth place.

Newark Athletics Club
Newark Athletics Club

The ladies A team also achieved second place and the B team came in fifth place.

The men’s team consisted of Conor Pacey (who placed 2nd overall), Steven Simms (9th), Tom Marshall (10th), Marcus Chesterton (11th), Leigh Marshall (28th), Ben Pearson (32nd(, Will Tucker (35th), Chris Harrison (46th), George Edward’s (76th), Adrian Dix (81st), Matt Silk (89th), Tim Bagguley (99th), Jason Perry (123rd), Ian Usher (134th), Lee Braithwaite (147th), . Tom Newbould (206th), Jason Ludlam (222nd), Paul Tilley 259th, Chris Smith (263rd), Leroy Lindsay (269th), Thomas Newbould (272nd).

There was a brilliant first outing for the club by Molly Betmead (finishing in 3rd place), followed by Sarah Terry (7th), Jasmine Braithwaite (12th), Beth Wynn-Jones (17th), Gillian Newbould (23rd), Carly Jackson (25th), Alison Monaghan (31st) and Gabriella Freeman (88th).

The weekend before, on May 18, the club also attended what was their first Track and Field League meeting of the year, in Sheffield.

The club finished second on the day coming in being Hallamshire Harriers, thanks to a great team performance and a noteworthy individual effort by Tim Bagguley who took part in throws, jumps and runs.

Orin Aldridge had a win in the under-17s 400m A race in 52.7, and Conor Pacey took a convincing win in the 1500m A race in 4min 13.6sec.

Martin Hayes finished second in shot put with a distance of 9.78 metres and third in Discus, with 28.40 metres.

Elsa Broadberry had a great outing in the throws coming second in Shot, Discus, Hammer and claimed first in the Javelin.

Leigh Marshall ran in the Chester Half-Marathon, running 76mins 11secs, coming in 4th for V40 which qualifies him for the England Athletic Masters HM team, and the following weekend ran in the Manchester Half-Marathon coming 39th in 75mins 02secs, representing England in the Masters Half-Marathon team.

Ed Buck ran in the NCCSA West Semi-final 10,000m, running a tactical and slow race, finishing in 30mins 44secs, in 41st place.

The men’s V35 team — made up of Tom Marshall, Chris Harrison, Adrian Dix Jason Perry, Daniel Williams and David Robinson — ran in the masters relays held at Malllory Park, with each lap just short of 5K, and finished in ninth place.

George Hatton came sixth in the steeplechase running 9.30secs at the BMC in Chelmsford.

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