The first round of the metaswitch athletics competition went ahead at Lee Valley this month. Young athletes from Thurrock Harriers took part in two 60m races during the day.

All athletes secured personal bests on the day.

Under 17 boy athlete Charlie Splarn gaining a fast time of 7.40s in the 60m sprint and Daniel Soyebo was hot on his heels with a time of 7.75s. both also took part in the 200m, Charlie got a seasons best with a time of 24.7s, Daniel gained a time of 25.63s.

Under 17 girl, Jessica Whitbread raced her first race as under 17 in 60m sprint gaining a respectable time of 8.68s.
Under 15 girl Bibiana Obahor took part in her first ever competition and 60m race running a time of 9.22s.

Senior man Yinka Sopido represented the club by racing in the 200m gaining a time of 23.51s. Kayode Odumosu came 3rd overall with a jump of 1.71m in high jump, gaining a PB.

Field events will be taking place at Lee Valley for second round of the competition in the new year.

Claire Whitbread