National Athletics - a win for Eastern and four record-breaking performances

25 June 2015

The Eastern region team took the top prize in this year’s National Athletics Championships in Grantham on Saturday 6 June.

Eight regional teams (from England, Scotland and Wales) and over 400 competitors took part in the event at The Meres Sports Stadium cheered on by a large crowd of well wishers.

The top teams were Eastern (first – 541.5 points), North East (second – 523 points) and London (third – 433.5 points).

On top of the team winners, four new records were set this year:

L Cpl Staples from Sussex (South East) threw 54.56 metres in the Javelin (Class B – Intermediate Boys)

Cdt Rusdale from Nottinghamshire (Eastern) ran the 300 metres in 47.38 seconds (Class D – Junior Girls)

Cdt Awauh from South East London(London) ran the 300 metres in 45.60 seconds (Class E – Intermediate Girls)

Sgt Nassar from Northumbria (North East) jumped 4.65 metres in the Long Jump (Class F – Senior Girls)

Commenting on the event, Lt Col Terry Hayter (National Sports and Liaison Officer at the ACFA) said: “I’d like to congratulate everyone who took part. Everyone, from the competitors to the team managers and the officials running the event, were highly professional and a great day was had by all."

“The ACF does a great job in encouraging sporting excellence and I’m looking forward to seeing even more competitors and more records broken next year.”

Click here to find out more about the final scores.

For more photos of the event visit the Image Library.