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Wimborne Athletes in National Success

Peter Impett reports

The beginning of September has seen Wimborne AC athletes enjoy success at national level. 

Club stalwart Dave Pearson was in action in the British Masters Decathlon Championships at Sheffield over the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of September.  Dave won a second placed medal with a points total of 5,548 behind Lancashire based Darren Scott in the Masters 45 plus age group.  This was an improvement of 70 points on his 2016 performance.  18.4 seconds was a season’s best in the high hurdles and Dave came close to a personal best in nearly every one of the ten events including his speciality, the pole vault.

In the national Sainsbury’s School Games at Loughborough, Charlotte Ayton gained a bronze medal in the long jump with a satisfying 5 metres 37.  Grace Copeland only just missed out on a bronze medal in the 3000m coming fourth in a time of 10 minutes 29.22.  The School Games is the culmination of a whole range of sporting activity which starts with competition between local schools.  The national athletics competition is for under 17 age group athletes.

Official Photo finish of 3000m with Grace Copeland in 4th position



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