From Amy Hunt to Chad Sugden, Newark Athletic Club to Newark Flowserve, and the 4A's to Newark Tennis Club, here is Newark Advertiser's sporting review of 2019
Year-on-year the achievements of the district’s sports stars get bigger and better, with successes moving from county level to national level, and, in some cases, to world level.
That was the case for sprinter Amy Hunt, who clocked a world record time of 22-42 in the under-18s 200m.
Kickboxer Bailey Sugden continued to put Newark on the map as he won two of his four international fights, while Carl Greaves’ David Avanesyan saw his hand lifted in all three of his title fights.
Professional boxers Tom Cowling and Regis Sugden had 100% win records in 2019, while amateurs Danny Steele, Chloe Davies and Sam Hardy all joined the England pathway.
Fourteen-year-old speedskater Freddie Polak was consistently the best performing Brit in the StarClass series, while 65-year-old long distance runner Peter Davis proved age was no boundary when he earned an England vest.
Some athletes from Fernwood Running Club, Newark Striders, Notfast and Newark AC all hit new personal bests and ran further than ever before, while some starting running for the first time.
And the year finished on a high for Newark Tennis Club, Bingham Town FC and Newark Town FC, who are all top of their respective leagues.