British Masters Indoor and Winter Throws Championships, Lee Valley – 9th/10th March 2019

Huge congratulations to Vanessa Hannam, Andrejs Safars and Clive Thomson who represented the club at the BMAF champs.

Vanessa was in excellent form winning gold in the W45 Discus with a throw of 37.49 metres, some 2 metres beyond her summer best and a long way clear of her nearest rival. With this her first full winter’s training, she is an exciting prospect for the summer.

Andrejs Safars competed in his first ever indoor 60m hurdles race, having only just become a veteran (M35). Undaunted however he had a good run and took the bronze medal. He then went on to compete in the 400 later in the afternoon and just missed the bronze in that. His time of 54.55 was a little consolation as it surpassed his best of 2018 outdoors!

Our stalwart Clive has a busy day too. He was critical of his own performance in the M65 hammer finishing 5th with a throw of 30.11m, still no mean feat, but made up for it in the (9.08) Weight with a throw of 11.21m taking bronze in a very close competition.

Well done guys for flying the flag so brilliantly for the club!

With thanks to Fiona Argent