A hardy bunch of 5 athletes made the trek to Stoke arriving at almost the same time as the Olympic flame just around the corner. It must have inspired our athletes as they all put in excellent performances with two new club records being set.
David Price (who had to travel approx 150 miles to get to Stoke) set a new M70 record with the 600grams javelin of 32.09m breaking Tom Wyers distance of 23.17 set in 2004. Fleur O’Brien (in her first race over this distance for quite a few years) set a W60 record in the 800m of 3.29.4. Graham Felton won the M60 200m and then dropped down a few age groups to take third places in the M35 shot and the M50 discus. Sandra McDonald won both her W50 events the 200m and Long Jump. Maureen Lewington won the W60 javelin and then stepped down several age groups to take third place in the W40 discus.