Unique honour for Thetford athlete Luke

23:50 29 May 2012

Luke Wing with the Athlete of the Championship award

Luke Wing with the Athlete of the Championship award


A recent winner of the ‘Athlete of the Championship’ award at the Nationwide Eastern Region Disability Athletics Championship, is hoping to find a local club where he can build up his natural talent with specialist training.

Thetford’s Luke Wing, who is on a Life Skills course at West Suffolk College, won two gold medals (long jump and high jump), one silver (60m Senior) and one bronze (100m) at the championships in Chelmsford.

His performances earned him the ‘Athlete of the Championship’ award for the second time – making him the first athlete to be so honoured. The award is made as a result of judges’ nominations and they were particularly impressed by his jumping technique and style.

In the past, Luke has qualified for the national finals in the long jump and high jump.

The first Harling 10k run takes place on Sunday, July 15, starting from East Harling Recreation ground NR16 2NA, with a start time of 10.30am. Application forms are now available to download from and any enquires please contact Philip Blades, race director 01953 718269.


Other Thetford and Brandon sport

Yesterday, 08:04

Monday’s draw for the second round of the Buildbase FA Vase will feature at least one Norfolk team – as Thetford and Great Yarmouth face each other this afternoon.

Wed, 17:08

The first key race of the cross country league season took place last weekend as athletes turned out in big numbers for the annual Ryston Runners Cross Country Grand Prix Series.

Wed, 17:04

Thetford maintained their excellent start to the season by recording a big away win in the Junior Vase on Saturday.

Tue, 12:09

Gorleston FC has confirmed that its Thurlow Nunn League fixture with Thetford at Emerald Park tonight has been postponed.

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