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Heptathlon Success

Heptathlon Success
Hello everyone, my name is Molly Bean and I have been asked to write a report about the heptathlon that I competed last weekend. 
 
A heptathlon consists of 7 events spread across 2 days. This year I was lucky enough to be selected for Norfolk to compete in the regional schools heptathlon in Bedford. 
 
Day 1 consisted of hurdles, high jump, shot putt and 200m. Out of the 4 events I achieved 4 personal bests. I was extremely proud and very excited about my performance. 
 
I ran 13:5 in the hurdles, this being only the second time I had competed in the event. I jumped 1:56 in high jump,  7:11 in the shot putt, adding a metre to my previous distance. Finally a PB of 28 seconds in the 200m, made my day very successful. 
 
Day 2 consisted of 3 events; long jump, javelin and the 800m. I got off to a good start by jumping 4:72 in the long jump just shying away from my best ever. Javelin was next, and this was the event that I was technically the weakest at. From having one training session previously I was, in hindsight, not prepared.
 
Nonetheless I attempted javelin receiving 3 disappointing no throws. This disappointment was extremely hard to swallow as I was on a  high from my events beforehand. 
 
I did not get any points from this event which meant that my placing became lower. However, these are the sorts of circumstances you have to deal with as an athlete and you have to continue to try and be as positive as possible to carry on. 
 
Persevering to do the 800m was a huge task and I certainly did not want to do it. Quitting would have been too easy and so I competed in the 800m race placing 2nd with a time just off my best. 
 
Competing for Norfolk in this event was an absolutely incredible experience and one that I will never forget. I made so many friends and memories there, whilst learning many new events and their technicalities. I enjoyed the incredible experience and am therefore going to compete in another heptathlon during July in Oxford.