Athletics round-up: Jack Kee wins the day for MK

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AT the World Hammer Decathlon Championships in Derby, Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club’s Jack Kee won the M70 category.

Kee threw the 2kg hammer 49.80m, the 2.5kg 45.64m, 3kg 43.61m, 3.5kg 41.23m, 4kg 39.60m, 5kg 20.75m, 7.5kg 17.66m, 9.08kg 12.18m, 10kg 13.34m and the 12.5kg 10.91m for a total of 6970 points.

Meanwhile M55 Mike Burling collected a fine bronze medal with his throws of 4kg 36.21m, 5kg 32.60m, 6kg 29.45m, 7.26kg 24.99m, 9kg 21.79m, 10kg 12.97m, 12.5kg 11.39m, 15.88kg 8.73m, 19.05kg 7.08m and 25.4kg 5.13m for 4284 points.

In London, Lara Bromilow had a great run at the City v Canary Wharf 5km race to win the women’s title in a superb time of 18m 20s.

The road runners had success at the Leighton Buzzard 10, winning the ‘team of 10’ competition, while taking 2nd place in the men’s race and 3rd in the women’s.

Leading the team home in 6th was Mark Dowson taking 61m 36s, with 10th Gary Blaber 62m 14s, 26th Andrew Wasdell 66m 53s, 27th Chris Cahill (M40) 67m 14s, 36th Neil Jones 68m 59s, 53rd Alex Knowles (3rd F45) 70m 52s, 62nd Kelvin Smith (M60) 71m 14s, 66th Paul Mason (M60) 71m 51s, 79th Julie Dalzell (F45) 74m 08s and completing the scoring ten 81st Stephen Howe (M50) 74m 23s.

The first of the non-scorers was 85th Terry Down (M50) 74m 47s, followed by 120th Deborah Hindmarsh (F55) 79m 49s, 128th Sharon Edghill (F45) 80m 36s, 129th Stephanie Hindmarsh 80m 39s, 136th Kevin Church (M40) 83m 00s, 144th Jim Miller (M60) 84m 25s, 153rd Karen Tincknell 86m 08s, 175th Malcolm Kidby (M40) 90m 28s, 214th Rita Olatunde (F45) 1h 40m 01s and 223rd Hazel Cockerill (F45) 1h 45m 01s.

In Nottingham at the Robin Hood Half Marathon, Daniel Webber was 62nd in 79m 59s and there were personal best times for 137th Wendy Webber 85m 31s and 460th Mervyn Phillips (M55) 93m 34s.

The South of England Road Relays in Aldershot proved not so memorable for the club, although there was a superb individual run by Alfie Yabsley to record the fastest U13 boys leg of the day.

The M13 team also had the best result, finishing 18th thanks to Alfie 10m 21s, Edward Jennings 11m 47s and Jake Cox 12m 09s.

The U17 women finished 22nd, with Sophia Cliffe taking 11m 38s, Sophie Crisp 15m 49s and Jessica Hall 11m 48s and the senior/veteran women coming 37th thanks to Lara Bromilow 13m 37s, Jade Leggett 18m 09s, Diane Baldwin (F55) 16m 16s and Alex Knowles (F45) 15m 44s.

The U15 boys team were 31st, with Edward Baldwin 11m 06s, Steffen Down 11m 50s, 38th Conrad Webber 12m 06s and Louis Clarke 10m 13s, but the senior men’s team was incomplete with just Michael Glowecki 19m 28s, Edward Dunn 23m 24s, Sam Deathe 21m 43s and Chris Youens 24m 06s.