Sea Cadets race ahead

A creditable performance from Chiswick's navy

The venue Hayes Athletics Stadium, Judge Heath Lane, the day Sunday 1st June and Chiswick’s Navy, the Sea Cadets of Training Ship Stork proved their fitness on the track and field in the Sea Cadets, South West London Regional finals.

Despite only being ten strong, the cadets took on the bigger units and managed a credible fourth overall, only beaten by units fielding teams twice the size of Chiswick’s.

The Girls under 15 4x100m relay team who stormed to victory with an impressive lead of 75m (see picture right). Other notable individual performances were provided by; Cadet Paris Williams who excelled in both track and field by winning the discus and the 1500m, Cadet Lorell Rawlins took the 200m and Cadet Chantelle Williams the 400m.

Cadet Jo Murray “Ruby” stormed through the finish line in the 100m only sadly, to be disqualified for straying into a neighbouring lane, a mistake that she will only make the once!

Sunday was a red-letter day for Junior Sea Cadet Sharif Moore. “Pony” also celebrated his twelfth birthday and promotion to Senior Cadet. This occasion was marked in the traditional TS Stork manner with a soaking!

Interested? Then you will find Chiswick Sea Cadets playing on the river most Sundays between 11 & 3 at the Chiswick Pier, or Wednesday nights between 7 – 9.30pm in the Pier House. Potential adult helpers are also most welcome, no experience necessary as full training is provided.

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