Nick Hunt has been chosen to represent England in the senior mens decathlon team at the Hexham EAP combined events competition tomorrow and Sunday which also doubles as the Home international match for combined events.As well as athletes from the home countries there is some fine decathletes in the field including Adam Helcelet from the Czech Republic whose pb of 8252 points would rank him 13th in the world on 2015 lists.
Nick thoroughly deserves his senior england vest and completes a remarkable few weeks in terms of national honours for the clubs athletes with no less than 5 athletes receiving national selection.
Oli Bromby received his GB vest and performed so creditably with 4th place in the world youth championships and both Oli & Sophie Merritt have been selected for England at the youth commonwealth games. Andy Douglas & Adam Jones both received their 2nd England schools vests in competing at last weeks schools U17 home international and now Nick receives his senior england vest.
These are heady days for the club and its athletes as like many before them they represent their country.