Lauren the golden girl at Grand Prix meeting

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It was the fourth and final NOTAN (North of Tyne Athletic Network) Grand Prix meeting at Churchill Fields on Saturday and the Alnwick Juniors arrived at Whitley Bay facing miserably wet conditions.

However, this did not deter their enthusiasm for the events they competed in during the morning.

The day got off to a flying start with Finlay Telfer (Y5) jumping 3.37m to take 1st place.

The Howler throw was dominated by Alnwick with Alisa Batley (Y6) taking 2nd position with a throw of 25.05m and brother Ruaridh (Y3) throwing a solid 24.96m to take 1st place. Meanwhile the year 5 category saw Gregor Batley and Finlay Telfer taking 1st and 2nd places and Millie Breese throwing a PB of 20.5m which placed her second on the day.

Sisters Talia (Y5) and Leila (Y3) Thompson continued to improve in all their events they competed in during the morning and put in solid performances.

On the track saw Lauren Brown (Y5) take first place in both the 75m sprint and the 600m where she set a PB and new club record of 1.56!

The overall points from the series resulted in medals being awarded to Year 5 athletes. In the boys, Finlay Telfer took home silver and saw Gregor Batley take bronze. Lauren Brown took a gold medal position and was also awarded the overall girls medal for achieving the most points throughout the Grand Prix.

Well done to all the athletes that competed this season, they all did fantastic and they all enjoyed the events. A special thank you to their parents for supporting them and also to NOTAN for once again organising such a well organised and enjoyable series.