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SCVAC-Match 2-Cant High School-20/05/2013

For the 2nd fixture of the season at our home track the sky was overcast and rain threatened all evening, but fortunately it stayed dry and proved to be a very enjoyable match for the many athletes who had assembled from throughout Kent. Certainly our Invicta helpers and officials who turned out to assist added very much to the success of the night.

And our athletes also did justice to the occasion. In the “A” string events Steve Burt placed 5th in the 35+ 200m (28.0) and 3rd in the 1500m (4-54.9) and was also a member of the 4x100m quartet (60.4). Rob Whittaker contested the 35 “B” 200m and came 5th (28.8) before running very well in his own 50+ age group 1500m where he contested the lead until the final few metres before finishing 3rd (5-02.4). He then allowed himself to be volunteered for the 35+ HJ-his 1st time at the event-and achieved joint 4th with a very creditable height (1-30m). The every dependable Richard Hudson contested his own 50+ category in the 200m placing 4th (33.0) before helping the team cause in the 35+ 1500m (6-33.1). Rob and Richard also ran in the relay where the 4th member was Ian Tomlinson. Ian had earlier finished joint 2nd in the 50+ HJ (1-40m) and in the same age group SP gained valuable points (7-77m). Nick Farnell threw well to obtain 2nd in the 50+ Jav (42-87m). John Gilbert filled the 35+ slot in this event (conceding almost half his actual age!!) and was therefore pleased to place 4th (25-23m). John then managed 2nd in the 60+ Shot (8-42) with David Glendower throwing in the 35+ category for 4th (7-20m).

Overall the Men`s team finished 5th in the match and are in the same position in Div 1 of the league.

Our lone women competitor was Sarah Holman who won the Div 2 35+ 1500m (5-57.2). Well done Sarah.

Our next match is on Fri 7th June at Norman Park, Bromley.. All our vets are very welcome to take part in these matches. There will be competition for you all. In the (very unlikely!!) event that we are ever oversubscribed you can always compete as a guest in any, and as many, events as you like!! Please do support your team mates.

Yours in Sport-John Gilbert (team manager)-01843 862520-johnandclairegilbert@hotmail.com