ATHLETICS: Hammer thrower sixth in British Championships

Craig wore his Loughborough University vest for the last time in competition at the weekend

Craig wore his Loughborough University vest for the last time in competition at the weekend

Final competition for Murch as a Loughborough Student

Local athlete Craig Murch was proud to represent Rugby & Northampton AC and Loughborough University at the British Athletic Championships in Birmingham at the weekend.

Throwing in the Men’s Hammer, where several athletes were seeking the Olympic qualification distance, Craig demonstrated great composure and competitive spirit in the high pressure arena with a consistent series of throws.

His best throw of 66.20m placed him 6th in the final results and was just reward for his continued dedication to the event.

Craig graduates this year and this was a great stage for his final competition as a Loughborough Student.