Records continue to fall at the Shepp aths track

CHAMPION... Since joining the Shepparton Athletics Club three weeks ago, Danny Williams has broken the club's U16 Male 300m sprint and 1,500m records. Photo: Supplied.

ATHLETES on the track at the Shepparton Athletics Club keep on breaking club records week after week.

Danny Williams has been a member of Shepparton Athletics Club for a month and the 14-year-old has broken both the club’s U16 Male 300m and 1,500m records.

Danny has always loved running, but COVID-19 disrupted competitive opportunities. Like many of us, watching the 2021 Olympics in Japan kept Danny feeling inspired.

He said, “Watching the athletes on TV it looks easy but then you realise how fast they’re running and how many hours of training you need to put in to reach that level.”

Previously a member of the Shepparton Runners Club, Danny says that he feels most inspired by the number of impressive marathon runners in the district, more so than athletes on TV. When the 2032 Olympics come to Brisbane, Australia in 10 years, Danny will be 24 and he hopes to be amongst the names representing the country, as well as Shepparton in athletics.

His mother, Helen Williams said, “It’s great that there’s an athletics club in Shepparton, it’s about half an hour’ drive from where we live but being able to train with a coach, train with other athletes and train on a proper running track gives Danny so much. We’re very lucky.”

In 2022 Danny looks forward to experiencing interstate athletics opportunities. He also aims to shave more time off his records.
The Shepparton Athletics Club meet Friday evenings at 5.30pm at the Shepparton Sporting Precinct located at 120 Numurkah Road, Shepparton for self-warm up. First event at 6.20pm.

To learn more, go to www.sheppartonathletics.com.au/membership-prices or direct any questions to club president, Doug on 0487 608 095 or email [email protected]

CHAMPION… Since joining the Shepparton Athletics Club three weeks ago, Danny Williams has broken the club’s U16 Male 300m sprint and 1,500m records. Photo: Supplied.