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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