Veteran’s Track and Field Finals

The Veteran’s team headed to Tamworth for the “B” Finals on Sunday 10th September. The Men’s team were Champions in 2016 and the Ladies Team finished 2nd so there were high expectations at this year’s finals.

The Team performed exceptionally well with some fantastic performances. Unfortunately although the Men’s team were originally crowned champions again, there was a re-count and it was then determined that Charnwood were victorious by 14 points, the narrowest of margins. The Ladies team finished in 4th, missing out on 3rd by 7 points. The overall combined position was 2nd by only 21 points.

The Ladies Team are still missing a Vet 60 team member and with 6 scoring events on offer miss out on significant points with no competitor. Amazingly there is also a Vet 70 category in both the Men’s and Women’s fixtures with a sprint and shot putt on offer, but KTH have no Vet 70 athlete in either category.

KTH Veteran's Mens & Womens team with a magnificent result of 2nd overall in the B final

In the Men’s Team the following athletes won their individual events, Tony James M35 100m (13.2), 400m (58.3) and M40 800m (2.17.8); Steve Sinnott M40 100m 13.0 and Long jump 4.71; Pete Mills M35 Javelin 36.17. The Mens 4 x 100m (Steve, Ross Brown, Shane Smith and Tony) were victorious in a new club record of 53.3 and also in the 4 x 400m (Steve, Ross, Tony and Peter Goringe) in a new club record of 4.27.5 – knocking some 30 seconds off the previous record.

Mens Victrious 4x400m relay team who sliced 30 seconds off the Club Record!

Ross Brown, Peter Goringe, Steve Sinnott, Tony James

Mens 4x100m winning team who sliced 4 seconds from the Club Record!

Ross Brown, Shane Smith, Paul Sinnott, Tony James

Second places were also gained by Steve in the Pole Vault in a new club record of 2.50m, Richard Coleman with a new Club record in the Javelin 27.99 and Pete Mills who finished 2nd in High jump, hammer, shot and discus.

Richard Coleman finished 3rd in the long jump and 5th in the hammer. Shane Smith (taking off his coaching hat) competed well for 6th place in the 800m, 100m and 1500m, also getting his name on the new club record winning 4 x 100m relay team.

Andy Clawson ran well for 3rd place in the 1500m (5.15), Ady King similarly in the 3000m for 3rd (11.02) and Ross Brown in the 200m. Peter Goringe also finished 3rd in the W50 2k walk (13.02.1) and Anthony Poncia finished 5th following his persuasion to take part and his borrowed clothing to gain a point or two for the Club.

Special mention also to Paul Young Vet 60 who competed in all Vet 60 events that he could physically manage as follows :- 100m (5th), 200m (3rd), 400m (3rd), 3000m (2nd) shot (5th) and discus (6th)

In the Ladies Team following injury to Alison Moxey and a couple of late withdrawals, the team had to rally round to cover additional events. Kathy Coleman finished 2nd in the Hammer (18.02) and also finished 3rd in the 100m, 2k walk, high jump and discus.

Kerry Munn who was previously known for her running prowess has found that she has good ability at jumping – finishing in 2nd place in the long jump and triple jump, and also 2nd in the 400m, 3rd in the 800m and 4th in the 100m.

Elaine Fairbrother ran well for 2nd in the 1500m (5.44.4) and also 2nd in the 200m and 3rd in the triple jump. Paula Sinnot finished 5th in the 3000m and long jump. Babs Poncia finished 4th in the 2k walk and 6th in the 400m. Amanda Marlow returning to competition from a “long lay-off” finished 3rd in the shot and 6th in the javelin.

The 4 x 100m relay team (Babs, Kerry, Kathy and Elaine) finished in 3rd place. In the 4 x 400m (Babs, Kerry, Jacky King and Elaine) finished 2nd.

Action from the womens 4x400m with Kerry Munn handing over to Elaine Fairbrother

A wonderful day of competition, fun and great support from team members to competing athletes. Thanks to all athletes who have competed this season and to all officials and volunteers.