id931-SVL SWLondonDiv M3 Kingston June 22th 2009 Reports

Written by NA & MM   

The news from Match 3.

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Nicky's view.

The SVL 3rd match was held at Kingsmeadow on a warm and calm summer evening. We had a full team and covered a large majority of the events. In the 100m we had outright wins from Susanne and Joan, who stormed to victory with a time of 14.4 seconds in the over 50 age category, and a second place from Jo Regan (Walton) who unfortunately became injured during the long jump competition. Pat Pither (over 60) ran as a guest in her 100m debut (first time ever on a running track) and achieved a respectable time of 20.0 seconds. We had another win in the 400m this time form Nicki Murphy whilst Sue Watson achieved a PB. Again we took control of the field events with Camilla, Debbie Singleton (Walton) and Jo Regan scoring maximum points in the Pole Vault, Long Jump, Hammer and Javelin Throw.

The highlight of the evening was the medley relay between Epsom and Ewell Harriers and Kingston and Poly. After Susanne Dietrich, Joan Trimble and Nicki Murphy gave us an excellent start Rachel Disley had her work cut out to hold off a very fast E&E lady who was chasing her down, but once in the home straight Rachel shifted up a gear and won the race by 2.2 seconds!

This win resulted in a tire break for 1st place in the match result between Epsom and Ewell Harriers and Kingston and Poly. We have also moved from third to second place in the overall results. Well done everybody! The 4th and final match will be on Monday 13th July at Croydon Arena.

Thanks to team members Gill Broderick, Clare Nelson, and Sue Shilling who offered their services to help with the meeting and took on the task of working out the scores.

Nicky.

……and Mike's.

Veterans League Match – Kingston – 22 June 2009 – Mens’ Team

On an overcast, but fortunately calm and warm evening, we finally managed to fill all the available events, despite a couple of late withdrawals, and came within 2 points of tying with Croydon for 2nd Place. We are still 3rd overall, but with a league point and 45 match points in hand over 4th.

Our best result came in the 5000m where James Harvey and Andy Arbour won the M35-49 A and B String. We also got a win from Walton’s Chris Taplin returning to the team for the first time this year in the M35-49 400m A string. Our B String in that event was also a late returner, Ollie Oladele, who also did the same distance in the Medley Relay (200m,200m,400m, and 800m), who came 2nd. Jack Rutherford and Maurice Joyce represented us in the M50 and M60 races in that event. In the 100m Mike May, Frank Schubert and Chuck Isetts managed 3rd, 2nd and 3rd in the M35 A, M35 B and M50 strings respectively. Our track team was completed by Graham Huntley (M50 1500m), David Greenfield (M50 5000m) and in the 1500m Stefan Skwara (making his scoring debut – he started non-scoring last year, as he came too late to be registered as a second claimer that year, and was injured for the first two matches this year) and David Bell doing the M35-49 A and B string race. The latter David also coaxed a few Windmilers along to try out the Veterans League as non-scorers, so maybe there’ll be a few more recruits for next year.

In the field we were not as strong as at Ewell with our sole win coming from Maurice Joyce in the M50 Pole Vault, Robin Shaw doing the honours in the M35-49 string of that event. Rob Lowe and Jack Rutherford looked after the M35 and M50 throws between them (Hammer and Discus), while Frank Schubert (M35-49), Graham Huntley (M50) and Maurice Joyce (M60) did the Long Jump.

To round things off we had the Medley Relay with Chuck, Mike, Ollie (see above) and Stefan doing the respective legs and holding onto 3rd position.

Final Match at Croydon – Monday 13th July – track events: 2000m walk, 800m, 200m, and 5000m with a 4x200m relay to conclude. Field events are High Jump, Triple Jump, Discus and Javelin. Point gatherers particularly needed for the walk, and the M60 800m (as Bob McDonough will not be available).

Finally thanks to David Barrington for organising our home fixture and getting the results out so quickly.

Mike May

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