Wes Clarke  

Jun 062013


Name:  Wes Clarke

Born:  December 1963 (oh what a night)

Date Joined IAC:  October 1987

Personal Bests:

Hammer Throw  48.88m

Javelin  43.06m

110mHurdles  17.2s

100m 11.5s

200m 24.0

Triple Jump   12.48m,
Notable Performance:  Throwing my Hammer PB at a Southern League match in
Brighton in 1994 beating the Highgate thrower by 30cm.

Representative Honours:  I have competed for Essex on a few occasions as a B
Hammer Thrower. I have also represented Great Britain in Natural

Most Satisfying Performances:  Winning a Southern Men’s League B 110m Hurdles
race at Tooting Bec shortly after Roger Honey had won the A race back in the
early 90s

My Biggest Disappointment: Rupturing my right patella tendon in a B 110m
Hurdles race at Mile End stadium in 2008

My Most Embarrassing Moment: See above

Typical Weeks Training:

Tuesdays: Circuit Training, Hammer Throwing and Weight Training
Thursdays: Hurdle Drills, Hammer Throwing and Weight Training
Sundays: Circuit Training and Weight Training
Favourite Sessions:  Circuit Training

Who is your Greatest Rival: David Burrell (TVH) – same age and throwing
similar distances

How would you improve the sport of Athletics:  More money at grassroots
level and improved media coverage

What car do you Drive:  1993 Toyota Corolla

Favourite Athlete or Sportsperson:  Andy Catton (Ilford AC Legend and still
doing loads for the club)

What other sports do you follow:  Natural Bodybuilding and Football (West
Ham Utd supporter)

Best Country Visited: USA

Favourite Food and Drink: Fillet Steak and Sweet Sherry

Favourite TV Shows:  Coronation St, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Top of the Pops

Last Film Seen:  Tom Shkolnik’s ‘The Comedian’

Last Book Read:  ‘Bedsit Disco Queen’ by Tracey Thorn

Favourite Singer/Band: Singer: Corinne Bailey Rae Band: The Cure

Last Album Bought: ‘London with the Lights On’ by Stooshe

Last Concert Attended:  Siouxsie at the Royal Festival Hall, June 2013

Do you have any Pets: No

With you going on first leg, who else would be in your dream 4 x 400m team:
On the basis that they’ll make me look good, the following hammer throwers
would complete my squad: Paul Head, Paul Dickenson and Mick Jones.
Anticipated time, 6:56.32


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