We managed to find six semi-fit vets to complete a team in the National relays at Sutton Coldfield yesterday with the sextuplet of Andy Collins, Mark Cawood, John Foss, Andy Tindall, David Baker and Paul Williams finishing 9th team out of 26 in the 45-54 age category. Big thanks to Paul for travelling over from Wolverhamton to join the team and also David for driving the other 4 there and back.
Shanice Harrison had a good weekend at the BUCS champs at Bedford. After posting 11.75 in the 100m heats she won silver in 11.94. In the 200m she finished 3rd in 24.39. Earlier this year Shanice, pictured with her medal, won gold in the BUCS 200m indoor champs.
Paul Mitchell carries on where he left off last season - note his style at the Mile End meeting.In the first Mens Southern League fixture. Report from Paul Mitchell: SLH's men's team got off to a solid start in the new track and field season at Mile End. Placed in Division 1 (Central) in the newly formatted Southern Men's League, we were up against the five teams we'll be meeting throughout the season.
Tom Bullen once again spearheaded our throws, supported by David Mason in the javelin, and a great debut from Nathan Fergus in the shot, discus and hammer, for a team total of 41 points.. Unfortunately we had no vaulters, but strong performances from Darren Brown and Stephen Babalola (who won A string triple, and B string long and high jumps) gave us 43 points in the jumps. Stephen just missed out breaking the 13m barrier in the triple jump by a centimetre.