Two Eastbourne Rovers sprinters have had busy weekends travelling to Eton and Lee Valley to find the sought after competitions.
Nathan Burge competed in the Eton Open Meeting in the U15 boys 60m. In his first race he got off to a brilliant start and came second in a personal best of 7.59 secs. He improved this still further in the second round finishing first and shaving .03 off to finish in 7.56secs.
The following weekend saw him donning his spikes again in the South of England U15 Championships. With the possibility of 3 rounds Nathan paced himself well in the heat to breeze through the line in 7.86 to secure a place in the semi- final. He had to work harder in this 60m clinching 3rd place in 7.74. As he lined up for the final against the fastest in the south he stormed out of the blocks and finished 6th equalling his previous time. This is a fantastic result putting him 2nd in the South East and !st in Sussex.
Nathan is following in the footsteps of Senior Bryn Smith who is a perfect role model.
Bryn competed in the London Games in the Senior 60m.In this event the fastest runners are seeded in the first race so Bryn claimed his place and sprinted through in 4th position in 7.01. He then gained another 4th in the second round and improved his time to dip under the ‘magic’ 7 secs barrier to clock 6.99 . A great opener for the season. This places Bryn 4th in the South East and 1st in Sussex.