Durham and Northumberland Wing Athletics 2014
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By Cadet Warrant Officer Megan Taylor - 1114 (Gosforth) Squadron
On Sunday 11th May 2014, eleven cadets from 1114 set off to Monkton Stadium for the annual Durham and Northumberland Wing Athletics competition. The competition is always popular with the cadets and many of Gosforth’s cadets have shown outstanding athletic prowess over the years, with Cadet Corporal Vince-Urwin winning gold in the 100m and Cadet Corporal Pike winning silver in the discus at the Corps competition in 2013.
Gosforth entered every age category and produced a significant number of individual successes, as well as group wins in several of the categories. Almost all of the cadets won at least one medal, and several of the cadets achieved medals in every event they entered, with Cadet Corporal Vince-Urwin achieving gold medals in all three of the events he competed in. A total of five of Gosforth’s cadets will be representing Durham and Northumberland Wing at the Inter-Wing Athletics on Sunday 1st June. Cadet O’Brien will compete in the Under-15 Boys javelin; Cadet K Riley will compete in the Under-15 Girls high jump; Cadet Corporal Vince-Urwin will compete in the Under-17 Men 100m, 200m and long jump; Cadet Corporal Pike will compete in the discus, and Cadet Bosomworth will compete in the 1500m, both in the Junior Women category.
Individual successes were not all that Gosforth achieved on the day, however. At the results ceremony, Gosforth was delighted to hear that it had not only placed third in the Under-15 Girls and first in the Junior Women categories, but that it had managed to take second place overall out of the 35 squadrons that attended. This is a testament to Gosforth’s continuing sporting success, and it is hoped that many of the cadets heading to the Region competition will manage to get through to the Corps competition.
Gosforth will continue to be a force to contend with at future competitions, and it is hoped that 1114’s sporting success will continue for the rest of 2014 and well into years to come.
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