id940-Rosenheim League Western Division M5 Eton July 1st 2009 Report

Written by Old Etonian   

On a scorching Berkshire evening,there was a refreshingly-solid look about the Mens turnout which enabled them to take the match from SMR(54 to 50),though it was tight as the other 3 clubs in the division were very thin on the 'superb' ground at The College. Our Women suffered transportation problems,and only 3 were present. Full results from hosts,British Airways,now on this site.

Matt Field opened proceedings with a nippy PB 14.8 win over 2 Uni. colleagues and then took the HJ at 1.85. Tom Butcher won the 100 match race(11.3),with David Cook(11.1),Victor Nwagbara(11.4) & Draco Mkpa (11.7) in support,whilst Victor took the match 200(22.8).

Humphrey Waddington eased back into running,but not jumping yet,and with a late charge got 2nd over 400(54.9),following a valuable pedestrian points scoring routine at 800. M45 Mike May(sb 67.3) & U20 Dida Alsaffar(pb 61.0) were in support over the one lap. At 1500,Surrey M40 Champion Andy Robinson(4.23.3) generously took on the pace to help George Corcoran,and was instrumental in a new PB(4.19.2) for the improving U17.At 3000,the redoubtable Peter Wilkins made the trek by public transport via SWT Datchet to boost our points tally and a quartet of Chris Hall,Dida Alsaffar,Humphrey Waddington & Victor Nwagbara took the 4 x 200.

In the other field events,newcomer & Cantab Andy Wheble proved a find,throwing around 40m for both Hammer & Discus,ahead of his BAL debut three days later.Sprinter/jumper Chris Hall tripled a PB of 12.92,ahead again of an emergency call for the same BAL.

For the ladies,who were 3rd on the night,Clare McLeish ran 14.1/29.2,Tash Cook ran a pb 400 at 69.3 and Liz Richardson was pleased with her 6.09.2 over 1500. Sadly,our challenge to regain the Divisional Womens Plate has receded.

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