Vets records fall as women take 2nd

On Wednesday 30th July The Veteran Track and Field team headed to Nuneaton for the final League match. With places still available in the League Finals there was all to compete for. Unfortunately there were a few regulars who were unavailable through injury and holiday and a few athletes therefore had to step into others shoes to gain much needed points.

The Ladies Team had their best result this season finishing in 2nd place out of 8 teams. Amanda Marlow gained two firsts in javelin and triple jump where a new club record was gained. Jill Tierney broke her own club record in the 2k walk and also ran a pb in the 200m. Helen Keyworth ran well in her 800m, as did Dahlia Kasperski who was making her debut on the track in the Vet 35 3000m.

Sandra who was nursing an injury competed in the 2k walk for fourth place. Kathy Coleman also nursing a slight niggle ran in the 200m and competed in the shot. Trudi Pike ran a new pb in the 800m and also ran in the Vet 40 3000m. Kerry Munn ran well for 3rd in the 200m and broke her own club record for 2nd in the 3000m by knocking some 27 seconds of her previous time? Kerry also took part in the discus for the first time. The Vet 45 Ladies 4 x 100m relay team also broke the club record with a team consisting of Helen Keyworth, Jill Tierney, Kerry Munn and Amanda Marlow.

In the men's Team there were a couple of key athletes missing. Multi-talented, Dave Folgate who normally scores very highly in the Vet 60 category was unavailable through injury. Ron Searle Vet 60 3000m previous winner and Team manager, Paul Marlow were also unavailable.

The remainder of the team rallied round and covered as many events as they could. Andy Phippen gained a Club record in the Vet 50 200m, and was also "persuaded" to run the 800m as well as throwing the javelin, shot and running the relay! Rob Britten ran well in the 200m, 3000m and relay as well as walking well in the 2K walk. Peter Goringe joined Rob in the 2K walk and had a nice chat on the way round before out kicking Rob in the home straight for 3rd! Peter also ran well in the 3000m for 3rd and a leg of the relay. Terry Hatter ran well in the 800m and 3000m as well as competing in the long jump. Graham Pratt knocked two seconds of his previous 200m time as well as running in the relay. The Men's Team finished 6th on the night. The Team now look forward to the Finals to be held in Stoke on 31 August 2014.