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Javelin thrower JLP01_11_23878_02

Copthall Stadium, Hendon, Barnet, Greater London. A portrait of the EPL sponsored javelin thrower Lynn Hayhoe at Copthall Stadium.
EPL, the Plant and Access Hire company within the Laing Group, first sponsored Lynn Hayhoe in 1986 providing all her javelins and tracksuits and t-shirts. Lynn was based in Barnet and joined her local athletics club, Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers on leaving school. they were based at the Copthall Stadium near Laings Mill Hill headquarters. Lynn won the javelin event in the Hertfordshire Womens Championship for a record eight consecutive years between 1982 and 1989. Lynn set a new club record of 51.16m to win the Inter Counties Championship in 1989 and rose to 6th in the UK and competed for England at Gateshead in August that year with aspirations to compete in the 1992 Olympic games. Lynn featured in two stories in Team Spirit, the Laing company newsletter, in August 1987 and February 1990

Media ID 24320288

© Historic England Archive

1980s People Recreation Sport

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