id1076-Kinnaird & Sward Trophies Kingston April 17th 2010 Report

Written by DB   

Some early season thoughts.

The extreme fragility of our Senior Men's squad was again ferociously exposed at Kingsmeadow,where,despite fine weather and a number of useful performances,the injury toll,particularly on our prime field eventers,was all too evident. Nil desperandum,though,chaps!!

Kinnaird - we haven't actually won this Track Trophy since 1991,but looked a bit more likely this year though it was not to be eventually.

Best performances - Victor Nwagbara showed glimpses of his best,notably over 200(22.43);Matt Field looked in good nick with a nippy 14.87 110H win;Jamie McCullagh looks on track after another injury-ravaged winter,taking 3rd over 800 where the winner in a PB(in Achilles colours) was another HJW-recruit to K&P,Sam Dobin;U20 George Corcoran won in a promising 1500 PB,benefiting from a suicidal early pace;Tom Beedell took the 3000,ahead of a likely bevy of K&P teammates - Andy Robinson,Jud Hough & Sean Renfer;and it was good to see Maris Kuklis back in action after his aborted 2009 summer.

Sward - Our previous domination was missing with only vaulters,Gordon Lester(2A 4.00) & Bilen Ahmet(1B 3.80 PB),and redoubtable co-skipper,Gareth Cook(1A HT 50.63 & a natty 38.96 DT,which stole the K&P Vets record and all-time best from Mike Mayo),on view,though it was good to see Nick Owen & Humphrey Waddington present to support.

We were 3rd in both comps - full results on this site via Main Menu.

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