Written by DB
FIXTURE CHANGES - The first National YA League match is on May 4th at Kingsmeadow and not as in the Summer Fixture Card - delete the match listed on May 18th.
Also,on June 28th the venue of the SWL match has changed to Abingdon and that of the SML match to Crawley.
TTs(5th) - Rachel Burbridge( 18th/19.59) & Debbie Raymond(68th) contested the Banstead Woods version,whilst Molly Renfer improved her Bushy Park best to 19.58(37th).
Tom Parry sped to another PB U17M 100H win at Basingstoke(5th) on the same day(13.58,though +3.3w),and added a 56.72 400 flat.
Sadly,the snowfall on Sunday a.m. put paid to the HW YA Open at Crystal Palace.
At Battersea(9th),at the opening VAC meet of 2008,Mike May ran a vetPB of 13.1 over 100 plus a 44.0 300,whilst your scribe limped to a sorry 15.9.
At the BPTT(12th),good to see Liz Richardson back in action - 192nd at 24m57.
On 5th,Camilla Thrush won the SECTA W35 Weight Pentathlon at Ewell Court(2917pts),with marks of 10.49/10.64/31.71/33.77/26.78.
Sahara 'hero',Peter Wilkins was 1st K&P home in the London Marathon(14th) - 9934thM(1304th M25-29) in 4h.01.04;then came Captain Bob McDonough - 11234thM(183rd M60-64) with 4h.08.27;Lois Kerrison was our 1st lady in - 2478thW(487th W35-39) in 4h.09.00;then Matt McDonough - 18502ndM(2544th M25-29) at 4h.51.36;then the ubiquitous Catherine Sweeney-Reed - 7849thW(1395th W35-39) at 5h.15.44;and,though representing Elmbridge Runners for Road/CC,Fionuala Renfer,Molly's mother, surpassed all of them,taking a fine 791stW(98th W45-49) in 3h.40.51. David Weir duly completed a hattrick of Wheelchair triumphs. You can get all the results at - www.results-2008.london-marathon.co.uk - and just type in the runner's name,nothing more.
At the Lee Valley Open(12th),our 2 reps were unbeaten - Tom Parry took the U17M 100H in 14.05 into a minus 4.6 gale(in contrast to a 3.3 following wind the previous week!),whilst Jason-Louis Bernard had a double over 100/200 with wins in 11.96(-4.0) & 23.73(-3.2).
The Walton Open(20th) served up much warmer weather than the Kinnaird/Sward the day before - early perfs included a nippy 13.54 U17 100H from Tom Parry,equalling Matt Field's U17 Club Record - the first record-breaker of the season; a 3.80 PV from Gordon Lester for the 2nd successive day; a 51.78 400 debut from Chris Hall;a debut PV comp. for Rohit Naha(2.30);a 23.10 PB from Matt Field over 200;and,not least,for those with BAL interest,a World Record M50 400Hurdles from HCA Howard Moscrop(57.68),which broke the legendary American veteran athlete Jack Greenwood's 32yo mark and one which actually eluded the charismatic and multi-medalled German Guido Mueller earlier in his ongoing Vet career.
The London Mini-Marathon results have come to light in AW - these appear to be the sum total of K&P members details(advise amends,please) : Francesca Currie 68th 175-17G 21.43/Fiona Steinitz 166th 11-12G 25.42/Georgina Harris 104th 15-17G 22.51/Anna Steinitz 123rd 15-17G 23.12/Ciaran Costello 131st 15-17B 18.46/Jonny Miller 212th 15-17B 21.51/Nikolaj Schubert 80th 11-12B 20.24.
26th - Liz Richardson(248th-25.09 BPTT) & Rachel Burbridge - before going to the SWL! - (14th(1stW)-19.43pb BWTT) kicked off the day; Mike May ran at Durham in a Inter-Varsity match as a DUOB - 13.6 100; and Humphrey Waddington(Cambridge Uni Trials),choosing his team for the Varsity on May 19th,bustled through winning over 200(23.3pb),LJ 6.44 & JT 44.90 etc.
Matt Field contested the Somerset Decathlon on 26th/27th,scoring 5460pts - his individual marks inc 6.32 LJ/1.81 HJ/52.52 400/2.60 PV/40.62 JT.
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