English Schools athletics: Qualification!
Jul01

English Schools athletics: Qualification!

For the last couple of months, my son has been determined to make it to the English Schools athletics national competition for long jump. He actually made the team two years ago, but missed out after breaking his pelvis two weeks beforehand. Needless to say, there was no competition last year. So we hoped 2021 would be third time lucky for him. Normally there are district, county and regional schools competitions leading up to...

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Long jump progress
Jun17

Long jump progress

After getting a new PB of 6.75 in his long jump, my son plateaued a bit. It’s to be expected. You can’t get a PB every single time you compete. He’d reached and exceed the qualifying standard of 6.70 for English Schools nationals, but he also needed to be in the top 16. When he jumped 6.75, he was in the top 16. But every weekend he slipped down a little bit, because everyone around him was competing and improving...

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