Written by DB
Two former members continue to shine at the top level in their chosen sports - sprinter Sarah Lindsay(Speed Skating) was again a GB selection,this time at the Turin Winter Olympics & 400m runner Richard Haughton is in the England Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens squad in Melbourne.
We were just about quorate at the final open 5mile inter club at Thames's HQ at Roehampton Vale on 4th - seven competed,led by U20s Ron Taylor(6th 30.32) &,just ahead,Alex Thomas(5th 30.19),the latter having a run out before representing Surrey at the Inter Counties at Nottingham next weekend.The squad was completed by Steve Wright(9th 32.10),Bob McDonough(22nd 35.16),Nicky Atkins(25th 36.34),Dave Gibbons(31st 40.01) & Geoff Reed(32nd 40.37). The 6-to-score team was 2nd(80pts) to the hosts(27),just ahead of Elmbridge RR(83) & Bank(110).Full result on THH's site - www.thameshareandhounds.org.uk
Indoors,a significant technical adjustment in training midweek enabled Maurice Joyce to take the British Masters M60 PV title at UWIC with an excellent 2m.80. He was one of 3 gold medalists from the club - the others being sprinters Pat Logan,who stormed to the M45 60m crown(7.48 & 7.53ht),adding a silver over 200 in 24.01(24.55ht),& first-year M75,but evergreen,Charlie Williams,the eternal victor,in 8.80 in yet another GB record. Our other sprinters Mike May M45 (8.68/27.68/64.93) & Chuck Isetts M60 (8.62/28.73 - 4th in both) completed the K&P 'team'..
At the NIA,the scene of the AAA U20 Champs.,Lucy Jones excelled,reaching the final of the U15G 60H,and taking 7th there(9.68 after a 9.64 in her heat).Sash Gordon placed 15th in the U20 Triple Jump with a best mark of 10m.65 and Dominique Blaize,for once sadly out of the medals,cleared 1m.68 HJ for 7th= and was 13th in the Shot with 10m.74.
At Eton,Harriet Lester won over 60H twice in 9.50/9.45.
Outdoors on the 5th,at Cambridge,in the Varsity Field Events & Relay Meet(4 to score in each event),Humphrey Waddington contributed a 6.43 LJ/10.78 TJ/39.95 JT & a 1.70 HJ to CUAC's tally.
In the SLH Schools CC meet,in Tiffins colours,both Tim Sagar(5th in U16 event) & Patrick Tebble(7th in U14s) showed up well,whilst on Saturday 11th both Ron Taylor(4th 17.37) & Nicky Atkins(50th 21.51) exceeded their best marks in the weekly Bushy Park Race.
Our only rep.in the Surrey team for the Inter Counties CC Champs. in Nottingham,Alex Thomas in the U20M 8k race,finished a useful 82nd(29.27),and was 4th scorer in the Surrey team.
There was a smattering of K&P performers in the Three-County Indoor Champs.,at Sutton over the w/e of 11th/12th and,with 3 event results still to be posted,one of the best Surrey races would have been the U17W 60H where 3/100ths of a second separated Harriet Lester,one of her training partners Sandra Seaton(E&E) & G&G's Natasha Risman - Seaton got the verdict in 9.26 with Harriet getting the nod over Risman,both in 9.29. Elsewhere,golds went to Matthew Field(U20M 60H 9.14),Gordon Lester(U15B PV 2.70) & Lucy Jones(U15G 60H in a sprightly 9.69). Other performances which should bode well for the summer included Chris Hall's LJ(2 U20M 5.90),Kyle Stevens's SP(2 SM 14.81 though not as far as he would have hoped),Phoebe Haynes thrice(U15G HJ 1.40 3rd,60H 10.40 3rd and a promising PV debut with 2.10 for 2nd),a 10.93 SP for Camilla Thrush & a 9.76 TJ from Roseanne Mackay.
In the final Downs League of this campaign,K&P contributed 14 runners,more than 1/3rd of the total.At Under 11,first home of our 6 was Lolade Ogungbesan,a leading performer in our recent Stan Belton Memorial and now signed up. She was 4th,ahead of Oliver Garner(5th),another very recent signing Matthew Broderick(8th),another first-timer Oliver Deighton(of Avelline fame),Nikolay Schubert & Claudia Noakes. The team was 2nd and ended 3rd overall,with Claudia & Oliver Garner ever-presents. At U13,just James Chapman & Victoria Douglas ran,with the team overall 2nd and in the U15s,6 competed with Edmund Croall in 3rd,Ciaran Costello 4th,Aljosa Isakovic 5th,Jonny Miller 6th,Kelly Randall 9th & Linda Randall 11th. On the day,we won and we triumphed overall,with both Kelly & Linda making all four fixtures.Well done all,inc the TM,Nicky Atkins.
First news from the World Masters Indoors Champs,thanks to Pete Mulholland - Pat Logan just missed out on a medal in the M45 200(23.97F/23.91Ht) with Mike May running 27.00 in the same event whilst Chuck Isetts made 28.17 in the M60 event heats.For a fuller report see Latest News menu where there is similar coverage of the Open Meeting on the 19th. - full results of the latter can be found on the appropriate menu.
Back on the road,on 26th,Bob McDonough picked up 3rd M60 prize in the Wimbledon Audi 10k,placing 68th overall in 41.51.
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