Saturday, 1 December 2012

6. Javelin Throw

Event: Women's Javelin Throw
Date: 29th November 2012
Location: Southend Athletics Club, Garons Park, Southend.
Cost: Free
Rules: The women's javelin weighs at least 600g and measures between 2.2 - 2.3 metres long. The runway is between 30-36.5 metres long. Throwers may place as many as two markers in the runway. The javelin is held at the grip and thrown over the shoulder or the upper part of the throwing arm. Spinning is illegal. To constitute a legal throw the javelin's metal tip must break the ground. As in all throwing events, the twelve finalists have three attempts apiece. The longest single throw during the final wins.

The Event:

Olympic Gold Medal London 2012: 69.55m, Barbora Spotakova, Czech Republic.
Ellie: 1. 7.63m, 2. 8.18m, 3. 10.22m (PB).
Sarah: 1. 7.74m, 2. No Throw, 3. 9.00m (PB)

Sarah: We had been looking forward to our evening of athletic throws for weeks, but hadn't quite been expecting it to be such a cold night! Everyone from Southend Athletics Club was so lovely and helpful, and gave us some excellent coaching and tips. I seemed to be much better throwing the javelin stationary; the inclusion of the run-up seemed to confuse me, and I was really disappointed with my no throw. I really enjoyed this one, and would definitely like to give javelin another shot in the future.
Ellie: After some superb guidance from Anne; I really thought Sarah had this in the bag as her technique outstripped mine by miles. So, I can only conclude that my Javelin PB was a massive fluke. 

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