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ATHLETICS: Hard work rewarded with personal best efforts

Presentations to juniors
Presentations to juniors

The second event in the Geoff Capes Shotacular Series was held at Holbeach Youth Centre on Sunday.

Again a great line-up of shot putters from across the country attended with many being members of the successful Lincolnshire Throws Academy run by Geoff and Lewis Capes.

Photos by Tim Wilson
Photos by Tim Wilson

Standout performances of the day were from a number of local athletes, including Lawson Capes (under-11 boys), Donovan Capes (under-15 boys), Elizabeth Moorehouse (under-17 girls) and Christian Archer (under-17 boys) from the junior section and all members of the academy.

From the senior ranks outstanding performances came from Priscilla Dadzie, Lydia Church (under-20 ladies) plus Arturas Gurklys and Martin Tinkler.

Nine-year-old Lawson Capes – the youngest athlete on the day – followed in his big brother Donovan’s footsteps with a personal best throw of 6m 95cm.

Donovan Capes and Archer also dominated their age groups with top 10 ranking throws.

Lewis Capes said: “This brought the close of the winter academy which has seen a number of new throwers this year.

“It was great to see them over the two competitions improve on their personal bests which shows the fruits of their hard work over the winter months attending the academy training sessions.”


Lawson Capes (Nene Valley/Lincs Throws Academy) 6m 95cm

Donovan Capes
Donovan Capes


Max Brookes (unattached) 5m 24cm


Luella Brookes (Diss/Lincs Throws Academy) 9m 12cm


Donovan Capes (Nene Valley/Lincs Throws Academy) 11m 14cm


Elizabeth Moorehouse (Nene Valley/Lincs Throws Academy) 11m 00cm


Christian Archer (Retford/Lincs Throws Academy) 13m 11cm


Priscilla Dadzies (Nene Valley/Lincs Throws Academy) 10m 62cm


Kai Harrison (Nene Valley/Lincs Throws Academy) 10m 86cm


Alex Stubley (Nene Valley/Lincs Throws Academy) 7m 76cm


Arturas Gurklys (Sheffield/Lincs Throws Academy) 16m 90cm


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