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Munlochy athlete in good form to defend UK title


By Will Clark

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Kirsty Law says she will go into the defence of her British championship in the most consistent form she has been in.

Kirsty Law in action at a Scottish Athletics meet.
Kirsty Law in action at a Scottish Athletics meet.

The Munlochy athlete will aim to win her second UK crown competing at Manchester tomorrow night.

Despite the lack of competitions in 2020, Law says throwing distances within centimetres of her personal best of 57 metres 79 centimetres this season, could be good enough to win her second British title.

“Preparations are going really well, it is the most consistent that I have been in any season,” she said.

“I think I have had five competitions where I have thrown over 57 metres and I have never done that.

“Considering where we’ve come from with what has happened with the coronavirus I am really pleased, but the biggest one is in me and has not come out yet.”

Law, who is located at Loughborough, says her biggest rival in the way of her second British crown is her training partner Jade Lally who has also been throwing big distances.

But Law is not worried about training alongside someone who she sees as her biggest competition.

“My training partner is Jade so I think we will put on a good show at the British Championships and it will be close between us.

“We will concentrate on ourselves as that is what we do. We can only do our best on our day and focus on ourselves and nobody else.”

Covid-19 devastated the sporting calendar which means the British Championships is one of the biggest competitions UK athletes can compete in this season.

For Law, pulling on the Scotland jersey is something she takes great pride in.

“I like competing at the British Championships especially in my Scotland vest.

“I like everyone to know where I come from.

“It’s the biggest competition of the season,everything has been geared to these championships.”



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