Herbie Kay is making a very promising start to his athletics career just like his club namesake Jonny.
He took his place in the Under 15 Pentathlon at the weekend in the Scottish Indoor Championships.
Herbie started the event with a personal best of 5.07m in the Long Jump. He followed this up with a PB in the 60m Hurdles with 10.24 secs. He then went on to equal his indoor best of 1.45m in the High Jump. Herbie then took his place at the Shot Putt, improving in every round before launching another PB of 6.88m. To wrap things up in his first ever Pentathlon he then ran yet another PB in the 800m slicing a full 8 seconds off his previous best in a time of 2.23.12.
All Action Herbie had wrapped up a great day’s work with improvement in every event and 6th place with 1954 points.
Proud father Justin said “he really enjoyed the event and had lots of support from the coaches and fellow athletes he trains with. This really helped over a long competition. It was his first indoor Pentathlon and only his second ever, and gaining 4 PB’s was fantastic for him. This can now be used as a gauge for his preparation towards the National Indoor Combined Events Championships in Sheffield next month”.