The UK Annual Javelin carnival is the number one event for any Passionate javelin thrower in the UK the past few competitions were held at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium, but they will now be held at the HiPAC unit within Loughborough university.
The Carnival is one of the main competitions were all javelin throwers can compete against one another and have the possibility of winning prizes and sometimes even javelins, each year the event has grown bigger and bigger and more people are getting involved in the javelin throw.
Finland is home to the Javelin, it is the national sport, Finland also hold there own Javelin carnival but it is on a much bigger scale because Finland produces so many top javelin throwers, Tero Pitkamaki, Seppo Raty for example and many more, it is key to get younger and upcoming athletes towards the top, but because it is so popular over there, that is why it was officially introduced in the UK and is now starting to take off.
This year the UK Javelin Carnival is being held at the HiPAC unit at Loughborough University, the home of British athletics, were some of the top UK athletes train before big competitions, the carnival is host to all age groups, from U13 all the way to Senior Men & Women, & disability category’s so anyone can enter the competitions.
Overall the event is a fun competition to compete in, obviously it is still a competition, so athletes will be pushing to come out victorious, but at the same time the atmosphere is amazing, and every athlete has one thing in common they are there because the love Javelin!
On a Personal Note
I have competed my self in the Carnival back In 2012 when I threw in the U17 Category’s but now U23, I did plan on throwing at the Carnival but due to injury is it is not possible but I will still be watching the competitions, and I am sure that I will write about them, the carnival is an amazing experience, and it is the go to event of the year, with lots of throwers competing in, hopefully, most of you have entered the competition and are looking forward to throwing.
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