A fine start to the athletics season from the hotshot Capes brothers

Hot shot-putting prospects Donovan and Lawson Capes enjoyed a fine start to their season at Nuneaton last weekend

Thursday, 6th May 2021, 12:04 pm
Lawson Capes in action in Nuneaton.
Lawson Capes in action in Nuneaton.

Lawson threw a huge new personal best (PB) of 12.66m, which puts him almost three metres clear of the field in the national rankings for his under 13 age group.

Donovan threw 14.86 metres which was a tantalising one centimetre short of his PB which he threw on two occasions in 2020, in a year when he was ranked 7th in the national under 17’s standings

Lewis Capes the coach and father of the Peterborough Nene Valley AC siblings said: “Lawson has worked very hard in the weight room and has improved his technique over the last year to be more consistent. He has much more to come as his training throws are even further.

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Donovan Capes in action in Nuneaton.

“Donovan was a little out with his timing but much more work is planned to improve this, and he’s been throwing a long way in training.

“It was a little early as the boys summer programme starts after next week when they will begin preparing for the big Championships in July and August.

The next few months will hopefully see some great results after the hard work the boys have been putting in.”

The brothers are grandsons of GB Olympic shot putter Geoff Capes.