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SCVAC Kent League Div 2 Match 4 


And so, once again, we were back to the “3 musketeers” of previous seasons!! Unfortunately a number of the squad that had moved Invicta to 2nd place in the division prior to the match could not make it to this one. And so it was the “Richard, Rob and John” show!! And, venturing sometimes into the realms of the athletically unknown, we covered as many events as the timetable and reserves of energy allowed us. So it was that Richard Hudson (M55), having placed 4th in the M35”A” 1500m (6-17.0) and 3rd in the M50 200m in a new PB (32.5) found himself back in the M35 age group placing 5th in both the Shot (4-11) and Jav (12-49). Rob Whittaker (M50) also demonstrated his versatility in placing 4th in the M35”A” 200m (28.6) before in his own age group gaining 2nd in the HJ (1-25) and 5th in the Jav (4-98, just missing his own foot), an event he had never done before. Rob saved his best performance for the M50 1500m which he won by 25 secs (4-57.3). This was run jointly with the 1st Div competitors (as had been the 800m in the previous match) and only one of these finished narrowly ahead of him!! John Gilbert (M70) in the M60 events shuffled to 5th in the 200m (42.9), placed joint 3rd in the HJ (1-05) and won both the Jav (25-04) and M50 Shot (7-91).


Inevitably there were a number of events we could not contest (including the 4x400m relay, much to John`s disappointment!!). So we finished 5th overall in the match. We are now placed 3rd in our Division. Promotion would still be a possibility if we fielded strong teams in the last 2 matches. The next one in on Mon 7th July at Ashford. As this is ALMOST a “home” match I would hope that we can get a strong team out and give ourselves a fighting chance.


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Yours in Sport


John Gilbert   johnandclairegilbert@hotmail.com   01843 862520