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Chelmsford Athletics Club News story

Announcing Chelmsford AC's new British Record Holder!

18 Jul 2019

We are delighted to be able to announce that Chelmsford AC has an athlete within our ranks, who is the new holder of a BRITISH RECORD!

Geoff Tyler is now officially the British record holder for the Shot Putt in the V70 age category – and he has broken the record not once, but twice in the past few weeks!  On Sunday 30th June he beat the previous record (12.78m) with a distance of 12.86m – and last Sunday in the SAL match at Kingston, he surpassed even that, with a performance of 12.90m!

Geoff’s achievement is all the more impressive because he has been unable to throw in training for almost two months due to injury.  He is hoping to be in action at the EMAC Masters Championships on Saturday, when perhaps he’ll make it a hat-trick of broken records!

Congratulations Geoff!