Hop, skip and jump! Suffolk athletics in 1986

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

We take a look back at Suffolk schools athletics in June ‘86.

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

These up and coming young sportsmen and women of the day competed in heats against each other to become the next best thing during athletics practice.

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Five girls are shown sprinting down the track in Ipswich to beat their personal bests and their fellow runners.

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT

Number 7 was victorious as she threw herself across the line in Ipswich 1986 Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Some preferred short and energetic 100m sprints, whereas others sweated it out in a long distance race.

One young person is pictured making a vigorous attempt at the long jump.


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? Were you an athletics enthusiast in 1986? Email your memories to charlotte.bond@archant.co.uk

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