Jonny's at the double as KTH are 4th in Mids

The Harriers produced another solid effort in the final Midland Senior League meeting, held at Brierley Hill on Sunday. KTH finished 4th, thereby comfortably retaining their Division 3 status for another year. For a short time, Solihull looked like they might mount a challenge and pull Kettering into the relegation scrap, but once the middle distance races started, the Harriers scored heavily and pulled comfortably ahead.

Leading the way was Jonathan Goringe who took both the A 800m (in an agonising 2.00.1) and 1500m. He also somehow managed to equal the club Under 20 Pole Vault record. And there was a novelty when he lined up with his Dad for the 3000m Steeplechase. They were able to exchange pleasantries during the race as son lapped father!

There were further middle distance successes for B string winners, Matt Stewart (800m) and Sian Edwards (1500m). Sian also took second in the A 3000m and Hayley Munn did the same in the 1500m.

Many of the Kettering athletes took part in multiple events. Matt Wright (110m Hurdles), Niamh Bailey (100m) and Gemma Elliott (200m) all won B string races, as well as gaining valuable points in a range of other disciplines.

Jamie Milne had his usual busy day, with second in the A 110m Hurdles and a PB in the Long Jump the highlights. Andy Mills and Matt Peleszok covered all of the throws, gaining A string second places in the Discus and Shot respectively.

Credit is due also to young sprinter Tom Carvell, who wasn't required in his preferred events, but gamely filled in as B 1500m runner, and to our band of officials.

So, an enjoyable Midland League season has come to an end. The level of competition was ideal for the club - challenging, but an opportunity for many athletes to achieve success. Thanks to team managers Andy and Yvonne for all their efforts.

In just under 9 months time, it all starts again....