June 2016 saw 4 representatives from 487 (Kingstanding & Perry Barr) Sqn take part in a very wet Regional Athletics competition.
Although, somewhat predictably, Warwickshire & Birmingham Wing did not come away with the trophy, the individual categories had improved. The Class E Senior Girls came second, though this did not match the overriding accomplishment of not drowning in the persistent torrential downpour. Indeed the 200m sprint closer resembled a 200m swim, thankfully there were no broken bones.
Representing the 487 contingent were Cpl Jeffries on discus, Cpl Wilkes 800m, Cpl Ikwuanusi E in 100m, 200m and 100m relay, and Cdt Ikwauanusi O 200m. Although no events were won, Cpl Ikwuanusi E came a very respectable 3rd in 100m and 2nd in 200m and will go on to represent the Region in the Corps Athletics competition.
Cpl Jeffries reflected on the days’ events and offered some wise words of motivation, “Let’s try to lose less next year.”