Jack’s keen to pass on his knowledge of the hammer

Jack Kee
Jack Kee

MMKAC’s Jack Kee has been awarded the Payne Trophy for over 30 years of service to the hammer event.

This a National award and previous winners include a veritable number of British Olympians and record holders and is not awarded annually.

In Jack’s case for his outstanding 30 years plus of coaching this very technical event.

Jack joined MKAC in 1983 and by the end of that year he had improved the club hammer record to 46.90m.

His PB is 48.00m set in 1987 and ninth best on the MMKAC all-time rankings.

All the eight men ahead of him have been successfully coached by Jack.

In recent years he has built up a good squad of female throwers.

Over the years he has been a stalwart competitor in a wide range of club teams whilst his coaching has ensured that MK teams are always well represented to a high standard in this event.

In his veteran years he has won many age group national titles.

>> MMKAC runners were involved in a number of road races. Graham Jones was third in the Fleet 10km with a PB of 33.51 from a field of almost 1000. His time is fifth best over this distance for 2015.

Lara Bromilow made her 10 miles debut in the Great South Run at Portsmouth finishing 18th overall with a time of 60.51, the fifth fastest all-time for a MMKAC lady.

Of nearly 14,000 finishers, Tom Comerford clocked 79.17 for 16th place in the Leicester Half Marathon whilst further south, Diane Baldwin finished sixth in the Candelford Ladies 10km (Oxfordshire) with a time of 44.53 and first W55.

Diane also took this position a week earlier in the Wisbech Ten recording a time of 76.27.

In the Luton Half Marathon Keith Brown led three runners home, 48th in 91.32 followed by Les Turton 74th (96.40) and Natasha Baker 92nd (99.06).