Mitchell launches her season

Sunday, 21 January 2018 | David Tarbotton

With 25 days remaining before the Australian Championships, which this year double as the Commonwealth Games trials, competition either side of the Nullarbor continued throughout the weekend. The wheelies, distance runners and field eventers shone in the hot conditions around the nation.

Competing at a throwers club meet in Ringwood, dual Olympian, Kathryn Mitchell launched her very first throw of the season out to a personal best 66.73m, just 10 centimetres short of the national record. It was a surprise as she was just easing into the season.

“It was thrown off a short run up which we do for easier control of my technique,” said Mitchell. “The series was also one of my best – 66, foul, 63, 61, 62 and 65.” 

It was a tremendous start for Mitchell after she took a break at the end of last season.

“I took a good rest after London as I was a little burned out, she explained. “I’ve been trying some different processes under the VIS Sports Psychologist Mark Spargo.”