Quad Kids Winning at Winchester
Children are born to surprise us and the competition at Winchester was no exception. On a sweltering day, the Girls team won their Quad Kids competition against a strong field from the other clubs. What was impressive is that the girls managed this feat despite fielding three 8 years olds, two 9 year olds and a 10 year old who was called up (due to squad injury) with less than 24 hours' notice.
The girls were led by Captain Sophie Imeson, who came first individually overall, finished first in the long jump (narrowly missing the club record), and first overall in the vortex throw. Not to be out- done, Reka Carr came first overall in the 75m sprint category and competing in her first meeting, Ella Spencer followed this up coming first in the 600m category against girls a school year older than her.
The boys put on a solid display, with club captain Billy Dickinson having a particularly memorable day. Billy broke the club's vortex record with a throw of 37.48m. He later crashed into a bush of stinging nettles, badly stung along the length of both legs. Billy however refused to go to A&E despite the intense pain he was experiencing and as captain for the day, soldiered on to complete the 75m, long jump and amazingly, the 600m. Incredible bravery and grit.
Well done to all our Fundamentals athletes who competed for our club on the day.