Well done to everyone who competed yesterday in atrocious conditions in Stoke. Everybody gave outstanding performances in awful weather.
We only had 2 women, but they both took 1st places in their events. Janice Pryce won the W35 Triple Jump with a distance close to her British W50 outdoor record. She also won the W50 long jump (despite the wind blowing away her check marks). Newcomer Lorna Foster, who was competing in her first ever Discus competition, took first place with a throw of 17.74m.
In the M50 Discus Graham Felton (who is an M60) took 2nd place with a throw of 25.67m to set a new M60 club record with the 1.5Kg Discus. He also won the M60 200m and took 4th place in the M35 Shot.
Donald Brown ran a great M40 200m to take 2nd place. Unfortunately it was not good news for newcomer Patrick Danville in the M50 200m. Having moved comfortably into 2nd place he pulled his hamstring. This was his first taste of competition since he was 16 and his training has been going well. We hope he’ll be back in action soon.
After his customary drive from Cardigan David Price took 4th place in the M60 javelin competing against guys much younger than him. Bunny Kyd was like a human dynamo competing in three consecutive events, taking 2nd in the M60 3000m, 3rd in the M35 walk and 5th in the M50 800m. Richard Lewis took 3rd place in the M40 3000m on his debut.
The next meeting takes place at Burton on Wednesday 26 June.
Report by John Topliss