16 year old Harrier Jack Moncur was leading in the javelin until the final round of the Celtic International Games in Grangemouth, unfortunately losing out on the top spot when a couple of his rivals were lucky with their final throws catching a perfect throwing wind and pulling ahead. Competing for Scotland U18s, English Schools bronze medallist Moncur was disappointed with his best throw of 56.97 not being the winning throw, but with Moncur’s PB 57.94 beating Nathan James of Wales’ excellent 61.00 was a big ask.”I was a little gutted as I was leading until the final round when both the Welsh and Irish lads threw PBs, they just managed to catch the wind at the end of the comp.” A positive is that all of Moncur’s throws were 52.00+. He now looks to the Scottish National Age Group Championships in two weeks time hoping to retain his national title.
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Images of Jack competing via That One Moment
Steve Turnock was seventh in the javelin at the England Athletics Senior Championships at the Bedford International Stadium with his best throw of 61.98, having thrown 63.14 in the preliminary qualifying round. Turnock has suffered with injuries this season and is slowly finding his way back into top class competition.