The latest member of the Capes shot putting dynasty struck gold at the English Schools Championships yesterday (July 13).

Donovan Capes, grandson of Olympian Geoff and son of coach Lewis, smashed the opposition in the junior boys shot putt with a throw of 14.94, 66cm clear of the silver medalist.

Donovan started the event in Birmingham as favourite courtesy of his number one UK ranking at under 15 level and the 14 year-old Bourne Academy pupil who represents Nene Valley Harreires didn’t disappoint.


Another Nene Valley Harrier Joe Purbrick claimed a brilliant silver medal in the intermediate 100m hurdles. He collected bronze in the junior 80m hurdles in 2018.


It’s a great achievement just to qualify for the finals of the Championship so Max Roe of Peterborough Athletic Club can be pleased with his fifth placed finish in the junior boys 80m hurdles final when he missed a medal by .36 seconds and Nene Valley’s Aaron Hunt reached the 1500m final in the senior boys category.

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