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West Norfolk athletes smashes 20-year indoor county record

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Athletics Norfolk, along with West Norfolk Athletic Club, staged the second of two open events at Alive Lynnsport last weekend.

There were some impressive performances across all the indoor field events which included the pole vault, triple jump, long jump, high jump and shot put.

A handful of West Norfolk athletes were available to take part this time but there were some really good efforts.

West Norfolk Athletic Club's Alfie Williams in indoor shot put action. Picture: Tony Payne. (53706306)
West Norfolk Athletic Club's Alfie Williams in indoor shot put action. Picture: Tony Payne. (53706306)

Under-20 men’s athlete Alfie Williams once again raised his game by breaking a 20-year county indoor record in the shot

Williams threw 14.63m – a new club and county indoor record with the first of six trials in the discipline.

He has just began his last year in the under-20 male category and is studying and training at Loughborough and is part of the National Junior Talent Pathway.

Williams is currently building toward possible national glory indoors at Sheffield in February and aiming to hit the qualifying standards for international selection later next year.

Under-15 boy Charlie Broad continues to impress and had a solid debut with the new 4kg shot weight, throwing 7.09m.

In the long jump he smashed his personal best by leaping to 5.19m.

Under-17 man Sam Nash jumped two personal bests. One of 1.45m in the high jump and came good in the long jump with a 4.95m leap.

Senior (M45 veteran) athlete Neil Watson jumped 1.35m in the high jump while senior F20 para-athlete Cameron Ross leaped to 4.17m in the long jump.

This was a great little open competition to finish off the year.

Many thanks go to Athletics Norfolk and West Norfolk AC plus all the officials, volunteers and athletes that made it happen.

On Sunday morning a number of West Norfolk AC athletes took part in the third in the series of cross county races held at Shouldham by Ryston Runners.

In the under-13 girls’ race, Evie Clayton had a fantastic run to come second with a time of 13m03s.

Also competing in her first ever race was Heidi Arkell who finished fourth in a time of 14m46s. Henry Gosnell finished fifth in the under-13 boys’ category.

Meanwhile in the seniors' 6.5k race there were four men competing.

Arran Reeve finished sixth overall in a time of 23.39 while next home was Neil Watson who finished in a time 26.41 which was good enough to give him second place in the V45 age category.

Immediately behind Watson was Ben Collison in a time of 26.52.

Last but not least, following his big PB in the King's Lynn parkrun the previous day, Rob Gosnell ran another course personal best to finish in 31.50.

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