Golden double for Francis

Thomas Francis, from Bridgham, who runs for City of Norwich AC had a very successful weekend competing in the 2009 Norfolk County AAA Track and Field Championships.

Thomas Francis, from Bridgham, who runs for City of Norwich AC had a very successful weekend competing in the 2009 Norfolk County AAA Track and Field Championships.

The 16-year-old won two gold medals and a silver at the championships, held on Saturday May 9 at Lynnsport, Kings Lynn and on Monday May 11 at the Norwich Sportspark.

On Saturday in the U17 Men's 800m Thomas showed the rest of the field a clean pair of heels to finish first and take the gold in a time of 2:06.6. In the U17 3000m Thomas was beaten into second place to take silver in 9:51.7.

Then on Monday in the U17 1500m he ran a tactically perfect race to pull away from the field on the last bend with a sprint finish to complete his haul of medals and take gold in 4:19.4.


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