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Kent League - Vets (Match 4)   -   Bromley  Friday 10 June 2011

Continuing story - Six Men and a Woman

Our Men`s team entered this match 2nd in the division. Our numbers at fixtures in West Kent are usually low so the question was whether enough IEK athletes would turn out to maintain our position - top 2 teams are promoted.

In fact, the 6 men who competed were able to contest all but one event and at the end of the match we remained in joint 2nd place.


In the 35+ category Mark Dawson finished 4th in the 200m “A” race -25.9; 3rd in the HJ-1-40m; 2nd in the Jav-34-60m: 6th in the Shot-6.28m before contributing a storming leg in the 4x400 relay which carried IEK to 2nd place-4-26.5.

Robert Whittaker helped the team by agreeing to drop down an age group and placed 5th in the 1500m 35+ “A” race-5-01 as well as running in the 4x400.

Tim Kerr was making his season's debut for the team and ran to 5th in the 35+ “B” 200m-32.7 even though he is now a 50+. Tim also finished 3rd in his own age group Jav-19-63m and ran in the relay.

Also joining the team for the 1st time this season was Peter Bowell who placed 4th in the “B” 1500-5-24.1 and was the final member of our relay squad.

“Mr Reliable” - Richard Hudson - placed 4th in the 50+ 200m-31.3 and 6th in the 1500m. John Gilbert was 3rd in the 50+ Shot-8-09m then in his own 60+ events was 4th in the 200m-37.8; 3rd in the HJ-1-10m and won the Jav-26.57m.

Our lone woman competitor was Lucy Clarke who ran the 35+ “A”  1500m for the 1st time. Lucy said she was anticipating a time around 8mins-imagine her very pleasant surprise when she finished 4th in 6-37.9!! Lucy also placed 5th in the “A” 200m-36.2.

Our 5th fixture is at Ashford-Julie Rose stadium-on Friday 1st July. Hopefully, as this is almost a “home match”, we will get out our strongest teams and the men can maintain their push for promotion.

The “sign-up” sheet is NOT yet on the notice board at the clubhouse so please e-mail me re your availability or see me at the track next Thurs.

Events on 1 July 

6.45     400 (W)     TJ (W)     PV (M &W)     HT (M+60)

7.05     400 (M)

7.25   3000 (W+60)

8.00       TJ (M)     HT (W+60)

8.10   3000 (M+60)

8.55   2000 Walk (W)

  • John Gilbert-Team Manager-01843-862520

No photographs of this event are available