Adam’s Continuous Athletics Achievements
Ivybridge Community College Year 9 student, Adam Dingley, has had an amazing start to the athletics season.
** Update – Saturday, 1 May **
Adam’s second competition was at the Yeovil Olympiads on Saturday, 1 May. He completed the100m Sprint with a new Personal Best time of 13.05s and another Personal Best in the 80m Hurdles with 12.07s, which is 0.07s off the English Schools standard.
Adam came second in both events, and he is still ranked second in the UK in the Hurdles.
He will be on home turf this coming weekend at Brickfields for the first Devon Open, followed by competitions every weekend, as follows:
- Exeter Athletics Academy Open,
- Newquay and Par Open
- Devon Open at Braunton
- Devon Championships on Saturday, 12 June
If Adam gets the standards, and is selected for English Schools, he will travel to Manchester on Sunday, 11 July to compete.
We wish him all the very best!
Press release - 29 April 2021
On Sunday, 25 April Adam, who is a member of the City of Plymouth Athletics Club, participated in his first competition of 2021, which was at the South West Athletics Academy Open, at Exeter.
He competed in the U15 Boys’ 80m Hurdles, 75m Sprint and Long Jump competitions. Due to his superb results on the day, he is now ranked Number 2 in the UK in the Hurdles. He also jumped a massive new season Personal Best of 5m37 in the Long Jump, which puts him second in the UK rankings also. A great start to the season.
His second competition is the Yeovil Olympiads on Saturday, 1 May, followed by further competitions every weekend for the next four weeks.
Adam’s goal is to get the ESSA standard and be selected to represent Devon in the Manchester Championships in July. He has just received his nomination email to be put forward for this selection.
“To say that I am proud of Adam is an understatement. I thoroughly enjoy talking to him about his achievements and accolades; he is humble about his ability and a credit to the sport. Adam takes his training very seriously, and I believe that he has the skill set, both physically and mentally, to meet his goals. I wish him the best of luck.” Gemma Riley, Tutor.
Caroline Johnson, Associate Leader, said: “This is a fantastic start for Adam and wonderful news that he achieved a new personal best. We wish him the best of luck for his upcoming competitions; he is certainly going to be busy!”