A couple of results to catch up on. On 31 August our junior athletes travelled to Worcester for the final Heart of England match of the season. The results are available here. Chase Hansle, Millie Fidkin, Connie Wooton, Michael Iwanowicz, Ben Horton, Evan Prichard, Connor Notley, Chrissie Prince and Maddy Underwood all won events.
On Sunday 1 September our veterans travelled to Nuneaton for the Cup Final. Team Manager John Topliss reports:
“Our very small team (but perfectly formed with the best looking Team Manager) put in some great performances. The men finished in 5th place and the women in 7th place in the B Final.
For the women the two Fionas both won their events, with Fiona E equalling her seasons PB in the W35 100m (she is 6th in the UK rankings) and Fiona S dropping down ten years to win the W40 Hammer. Lorna took 2nd place in the W35 Shot and 3rd in the W50 Javelin and W50 Hammer.
For the Men Kevin once again threw another 50m plus Discus throw to take 1st place in the M40 event and backed this up in taking 1st place in the M35 Shot and 2nd place in the M35 Hammer. Kevin tops the British rankings for the Discus from M35 upwards. Graham took 1st place in the M60 Shot getting close to his PB and followed this up with 3rd place in the M60 Discus and 4th in the M50 Hammer.
Ed was in fine form to take 1st place in the M35 Javelin, 3rd in the M40 Pole Vault ( I am Ed’s official pole transporter) and 4th in the M40 Long Jump.
David took a splendid 5th place in dropping down 20 years in the M50 Javelin.
Fred told me that he found the initial pace of the M35 400m too fast but he still managed to finish in 2nd place and then took 3rd place in the M35 Triple Jump
The M35 3000m race was the best quality race I have witnessed for quite a few years which led to Nick taking 3rd place but in a time that he has not achieved since being a Junior. He then surprised me by taking 3rd place in the M35 High Jump. Paul Thompson produced two fine runs in taking 2nd places in the M40 800m and the M40 1500m.
After a long injury lay off Donald showed he is getting back into shape by getting 2nd place in the M35 100m (he turns 50 in the next few days) Patrick was having a fine race in the M50 100m until his dreaded hamstring went again and he dropped back to 5th (otherwise he would have slashed his PB).
A special thanks to our time keeper Ruth and Ian S for helping out at the High Jump.”