Minithon – News & Results Updated – 20th October

On Saturday 8th December 2018 Lee Valley will host the next Minithon Event.

Be Fit Today Track Academy fielded 20 young athletes from ages 7 yrs to 11 yrs at this legendary event on the 20th of October 2018 . An exceptional day of competition by all our kids in the various events including, Long jump, Javelin, Shot, 60m, 200m, and 600m.

It was inspiring to see our young children persevere in their events regardless of winning or losing. For many of them it was their first time competing at an official athletics event. We had resounding positive feedback from all of them…They had a lot of fun!

There where also some stand out performances in the throws and long jump, including those from Peter Ogbonwan 11 yrs old, who won the 200m (25.79s) in a time which is currently the fastest indoors in the UK this year for his age group.  Peter also won his 60m even though he lost his right shoe during the first 20m of his race. He showed determination by continuing to run in his sock right to the end for top spot and a time of 8.18s.

Peter Ogbonwan with Head Coach TJ Ossai

There was a special guest appearance by Perry Shakes – Drayton who signed autographs, handed out medals and took pictures with our children.

Thank you to Lee Valley Centre for hosting such a great event.

A huge well done to all BFTTA athletes for their conduct and performances. A special thank you also to all the parents who came to support their children and also those who supported the club with various tasks on the day.

Thank you also to our older athletes who came along to support our social media updates on the day, and also our coaches who helped prepare the young athletes for their events.

Please click here for competition results

Also please click this link for pictures from the event 

BFTTA parents please contact if you are interested in signing up your child for the next Minithon event on December 8th. We will register your child as a club. Please do not register on the Lee Valley website.

Athletes can choose any three events applicable to their age group. Events include, 60m, 200m, 60m hurdles, long jump, turbo javelin, shot put, 200m, 600m depending on the age group

Bring your A game!

Temporary timetable for December (TBC)

School year 3 School year 4 & 5 School year 6 & 7
12:30 Long jump 60m High jump
13:15 60m Long jump (girls)
13:30 60m
14:00 Long jump (boys)
14:15 60m hurdles
14:30 Shot put 60m hurdles
14:45 200m Long jump (girls)
15:00 200m
15:15 Shot put Long jump (boys)
15:45 200m
16:00 Turbo javelin
16:30 600m Turbo javelin Shot put
16:45 600m
17:00 600m
17:30 Medal presentations by a top Great Britain athlete


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