Here’s John’s report from our 3rd match of the season at Oxford:
Hi Everyone, The provisional results are now available for the 2nd match of the season. Unfortunately for us we did not do as well as I had hoped and only finished in 6th place – however amazingly we are still in 2nd place overall the league! The final meeting is at Solihull on Sunday the 7th August where we could win promotion but at the same time we could be relegated so lets get out the strongest team we possibly can and fill every event. The position after 3 meetings is
1st Abingdon 24 (1340)
2nd RSCAC 13 (1133.5)
3rd K and S 13 (1030)
4th Solihull 12(994)
5th Charnwood 11.5(899)
6th Corby 10.5(900.5)
7th Kettering 3(154)
It certainly was a day of mixed fortunes for us with two DQs, no throws and illness affecting our points scored. Once again there were many excellent performances with a super team atmosphere with athletes filling in where possible. The men’s distance duo of Nick Corker and Paul Thompson seemed to be competing all the time with Nick, in his first track meeting of the year competing in the 400m hurdles, 1500m, 2000m SChase, 5000m, triple jump and the javelin.
Conditions were not ideal with a strong blustery wind affecting performances however two new club records were set and four personal bests achieved.
Chrissie Prince Discus( Under 20)31.25m. This beats her old record of 30.98 set recently .Chrissie competes in The English Schools next weekend where we wish her all the best
Graham Felton Discus (2Kg) M65 20.14m. This beats his old record of 19.66 set in 2015
Hannah Smith 100mH 19.9 (was 20.2)
Megan Evans 100mH 19.1 (equals PB)
Fiona Smith W50 200m 36.7 (was 38.3)
Fiona Smith W50 Javelin 14.11( was 13.10 in 2014)
The mens relay team of Kane H, Lee H, Shem N and Nick P once again ran fast times with the 4×1 time just 0.1 secs off the club record. The splits for the 4×4 time of 3.26.9 were
Kane 56.2/Lee51.6/Shem 50.3 and Nick 48.8.Thanks Ian
Once again a special thanks to our officials who made sure we scored maximum points. Ian S, Nigel U, Derek P, Stuart G, Arnie E, Sherri and Graham.