EVAC Meeting Report - Two Club Records Broken

On a gorgeous Wednesday evening the KTH veteran teams tripped to Biggleswade for their opening fixture on 1 May.

The Ladies team introduced a couple of new athletes including one in the top age bracket. Susan Robinson enjoyed her introduction to the team with a great effort in the shot putt (having received some coaching before the event having never thrown a shot putt before) and also in the 100 sprint. She also made up a team place in the relay to ensure that two relay teams could be fielded.
Also new to the team was Sandra Vaughan who having had her first ever practice at hammer and shot the day prior to the event finished in runner up spot in the hammer and a third in the shot.
Despite an injury Helen Keyworth still managed to take it in her stride winning her 400m with ease and finishing 3rd in High Jump. Kerry Munn also ran extremely well in her 1500m despite having ran the London marathon only two weeks previously. She also gained a pb in the long jump.
Kathy Coleman and Jill Tierney did the walk although Jill was hampered by a thigh problem. They both also ran well in the 100m sprint.
Alison Moxey's return from a season off through serious illness was welcomed with a fine run in the 1500m and some great coaching and participation in the shot. Alison also ran a hard 800m leg of the relay!
Team captain Amanda Marlow had a busy night in the shot, hammer, high jump and long jump with her best result a victory in the long jump.
All girls took part in the relays 2 x 200m, 400m and 800 with the Veteran 45+ running to a New club record.

The men's team were depleted by injuries and work commitments but still managed to field a team for the opening fixture. With EVAC having introduced a new 35 category we 're hoping to include a few "young one's for the next fixture.
For those able to take part a busy evening was had by all. In the Vet 40 category Andy clawson had a busy night in the 400m, 1500m and an 800m leg of the relay!!
Rob Britten did the shot, 2k walk and 100m sprint as well as a 200m leg of the relay. Team Captain Paul Marlow did the long jump, hammer and high jump with his own style of technique managed a pb (having never done the event before). He also did a 400m leg of the relay.
In the Vet 50 category with only two competitors Peter Goringe and Paul Young had their pick of events. Paul opted for the 100m, the 400m and the 1500m!! A busy evening... Peter opted for the 2k walk, high jump, long jump as well as a 200m leg of the relay.
With only six competitors for this fixture there was only enough for one relay team. The result was a new Vet 40 relay record - a brilliant achievement!

With a few more athletes available for the June event hopefully the points gained during the meeting would compare with the effort of the athletes!!

Anyone interested in taking part in the ladies or men's vet teams should contact Paul or Amanda Marlow. Anyone over the age of 35 can now take part.