ATHLETICS: Murch magic!

Craig Murch
Craig Murch
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County champions and new record holders

It was a memorable and golden bank holiday weekend for brother and sister Craig and Kerry Murch at the Warwickshire County Athletics Championships. On Saturday Craig, competing in his first year of the senior men’s hammer, had his best series of throws to date and recorded a new personal best, club record and new county record when he hurled the 7.26kg hammer out to 61.93m.

Kerry Murch

Kerry Murch

On Sunday Kerry, competing in the U20 women’s javelin, also recorded her best series of throws, finishing with a best distance of 46.11m to set a new personal best, club record and new county record. Both are now ranked number 2 in the UK for their respective age and event and look forward to the National Championships in June.

Other Rugby & Northampton athletes who were gold medal winners were Glyn Hollingworth (SM Javelin – 52.44m) ; Gemma Scales ( U17W Discus – 25.52m); Emily Waugh (SW 1500m – 4.57.31); Tilly Lea ( U20W 1500m 5.27.87); Eddie Baker (U13B 200m- 29.81s); Ellena Ruddock (SW 100m & 200m- 12.31s & 25.12s); Finn Hutton (U15B PV- 1.90m); Nick Scales(U20M Hammer-32.29m); Hannah Scales(U20W 400mH- 1.07.10); Brittany Wood(U15G 75H – 12.05s).