Vets League - Monday 8th July 2019 - Croydon
A team of Vets were at the Croydon Sports Arena, Monday 8th July to compete in the last Southern Vets League of the season. Despite depleted numbers due to holidays and injury there was no shortage of enthusiasm or excellent performances. Malcolm Woodman (V55) and Steve Smith (V45) were the all rounders of the the night competing in multiple track and field events which included - 100m, 400m, 1 mile, Javelin, Long jump and high jump. Dave Rayner (V55) and Jo Davey (V40) both put in strong performances in the mile at the end of the night, Jo narrowly winning her event against a strong contender from Striders of Croydon. Thanks to Annette Morris for her officiating & cheering duties whilst nursing a recovering foot, to Ivan Barrett and Ian Crouch for officiating in the field events and to Ashley Burridge for timekeeping.
SAL - Saturday 13th July 2019 - Worthing
The 4th SAL match of the season took place at Worthing Athletics track on Saturday 13th July. It was a warm day with great conditions for pbs in the sprint events. Our dynamic duo Drew Burridge and James Naylor dominated the 200m and 400 m track events. Drew took second in the 400 in a time of 55.2s, narrowly pushing James into third in 55.5s. The 200 proved to be the event of the day for Drew who smashed his Pb in a time of 23.7. James also took the club record for the U20s in a time of 24.9s.
Jo Davey won the ladies 800m knocking nearly 3 seconds off her Pb in a time of 2mins 20.8s. She wasn’t quite so spritely in the 5000m but still got some valuable points for the team. Dave Rayner gave another solid performance in the men’s 3000m proving his commitment to the club yet again.
On the officials side of things. A big thanks to Ashley Burridge, Ian Crouch and Ivan Barratt for their time keeping and field judging skills.