NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2001 ISSUE 287
|4th||YATELEY 10 km.|
|7th||SOUTHERN TRACK FIXTURE at PERIVALE|
|8th||NEW FOREST 10 Miles|
|15th||SALISISBURY Fire Station 10 Miles TADLEY 10km|
|19th||WINCHESTER 5 km.|
|21st||SOUTHERN TRACK FIXTURE at GUILDFORD|
|25th||FINCH COASTERS’ 5 Mile|
|28th||BRIGHTSTONE 10 Miles (I.O.W.) SWANAGE 12 Miles|
|AUGUST 1st||YATELEY 10 km|
|5th||SOUTHERN TRACK FIXTURE at ABINGDON|
|12th||MIDHURST 10 km, SALISBURY Multi-terrain 20/30/40 km|
|19th||BURNHAM BEECHES half-marathon ISLE of WIGHT half-marathon|
PLEASE CHECK NOTICE BOARD OR RUNNING MAGAZINES FOR FURTHER INFO.
Another very successful month for the club with some good placings in several of the local road races. The track & field team had a great day at Battersea, after their second place at Andover they won a close fought battle in the second match of the season and now stand a magnificent third in the table. Thanks to Jamie for preparing the report on this fixture. There were some mutterings about promotion after the second fixture and, as I type this I hear that we finished equal third in a very tight fixture at High Wycombe….. Full details in the next newsletter.
The return mob match was held at Down Grange and saw another win; though this time the result was much closer. Many thanks to the Basingstoke club for their hospitality and for providing a super course. It was really pleasing to note that we managed to get 26 runners out for this popular event.
A FINAL REMINDER THAT THE NEXT SUMMER HANDICAP IS ON JULY 12th OVER THE NUTLEY BOTTOM (MOB MATCH) COURSE.
Southern Men’s Track and Field League at Battersea – 2nd June 2001-06-14 from Jamie
What a fantastic day! It was nip and tuck all afternoon but the team pulled out all the stops to record a well earned victory by just 2 points over Southampton City with Serpentine, Kidlington and Queens Park left trailing badly.
The blustery warm weather didn’t help with recording fast times but made for an enjoyable time for athletes and spectators who enjoyed some of the better facilities that the league has to offer.
On the track Dave Bush and Keith Vallis got us off to a great start with 2 2nd places in the 400m hurdles but it was Jeremy Reynolds inspirational run of 12.1 in the B100m that seemed to kick start the team into winning mode. Chris Jones battled to 3rd in the 800m but his best came later when stepping in at the last minute to win the 3k steeplechase with Keith Vallis also earning maximum points. Tim Stagg made a welcome return to competition winning the 110m hurdles and Mike Bliss won the B 5k after just a week of running. Hopefully the old git can get rid of his aches and pains and get back to the form we all know he is capable of. Keith ‘the loafer’ Clark had a double win in the 800m and 1500m looking ridiculously easy in the shorter event. Alan Cornell had another busy day winning the B 110m hurdles although he had a disaster in the Pole Vault with no height registered and therefore no points. While Jeremy Reynolds recorded a narrow victory by just 7cm in the triple jump Dave Bush turned his ankle which everybody prays will be alright for the next fixture as he earns so many points for the team.
Simon Morgan and Darren Cuff had a successful day out on the field collecting sun tans and points. It was the final event of the day though that they showed they can perform under pressure as the whole arena awaited the Discus result. A 2nd place in the 4 x 400m relay to Southampton meant we trailed by just 1 point. But Darren won the B string and Simon was 2nd in the A bringing the victory home to Overton. By the way Eric and JT reacted you may have thought we had just qualified for Europe!
This leaves us in an unprecedented 3rd place in the division.
The only downer of the day apart from Bushey’s ankle was missing Anne Widdicombe in the pub on the way home. (Apparently there was some sort of Tory rally going on). I am sure we could have managed to persuade her to turn out in the Shot Put at the next fixture on 23rd June at High Wycombe.
RESULTS FOR SOUTHERN Lge. At BATTERSEA:
|100 m||3||T.STAGG||12.7 sec||1||J.REYNOLDS||12.1 sec|
|200 m||3||J.REYNOLDS||25.4 sec||2||T.STAGG||26.1 sec|
|400 m||2||C.JONES||56.0 sec||2||D.BUSH||59.4 sec|
|800 m||3||C.JONES||2m 05.8sec||1||K.CLARK||2m 13.2sec|
|1500 m||3||C.JONES||4m 22.6sec||1||K.CLARK||4m 32.4sec|
|5000 m||1||J.JONES||15m 34.2sec||1||M.BLISS||16m 27.5sec|
|110 H||1||T.STAGG||21.5 sec||1||A.CORNELL||21.7 sec|
|400 H||2||D.BUSH||66.2 sec||2||K.VALLIS||71.4 sec|
|3000 m S/C||1||C.JONES||10m 23.5sec||1||K.VALLIS||10m 24.1sec|
|H.JUMP||2||J.REYNOLDS||1.60 mtr||1||T STAGG||1.55 mtr|
|L.JUMP||2||J.REYNOLDS||5.65 mtrs||2||D.BUSH||5.22 mtrs|
|T.JUMP||1||J.REYNOLDS||11.78 mtrs||2||D.BUSH||11.43 mtrs|
|P.VAULT||3||D.CUFF||2.20 mtrs||0||A.CORNELL||No height|
|SHOT||4||D.CUFF||9.11 mtrs||1||S.MORGAN||8.64 mtrs|
|DISCUS||2||S.MORGAN||27.32 mtrs||1||D.CUFF||24.05 mtrs|
|HAMMER||1||S.MORGAN||32.65 mtrs||2||D.CUFF||21.47 mtrs|
|JAVELIN||3||D.CUFF||38.82 mtrs||2||A.CORNELL||35.37 mtrs|
|4 X 100 m||2||50.7 sec|
|2||SOUTHAMPTON CITY||144 points|
|4 X 400 m||2||3m 57.3sec||3||SERPENTINE||84 points|
|5||QUEENS PARK H.||64 points|
Many thanks to JT for supplying the following three reports.
On rather a warm day, six members of the club lined up to take on quite a large field of 316 finishers over a course which always seems harder than the terrain warrants. Paul led us home in a time that he described as a personal worse, but never the less finished in 20th place amongst a number of fellow over 40 veterans. Next came Dave Mills who could have been pleased with his time followed by newcomer to the club, Andy Hartley on one of his first outings for the club though not in a club vest because he had yet to obtain his extra-large size !
Eric was second over 50 (no prize this time) in a good time to easily take the scalp of Dave Henery who was involved in his firm’s annual championship, but no one is allowed to beat him on pain of being made redundant!! JT completed the club interest with an average run but was pleased with his 4th over 60 placing.
|20th||P.WHEELER||36m 05 sec|
|31st||D.MILLS||37m 47 sec|
|43rd||A.HARTLEY||39m 07 sec|
|46th||E.TILBURY||39m 34 sec||3rd O/50|
|61st||D.HENERY||40m 59 sec|
|117th||J.THOMAS||46m 07 sec||5th O/60|
27th MAY.This year only Keith, Eric and JT were seen battling it out on the hills of Ropley and considering the severity of the course their results were very commendable and compare favourably with those returned on much easier terrain recently. Keith had an excellent run to finish in 13th place with a performance that demonstrates that he is in fine form and likely to improve his 10k time by leaps and bounds. Eric was very pleased to finish in under 40 minutes making him 5th over 50 whilst JT enjoyed his race to finish in 46:43.
|13th||K.CLARK||35m 35 sec|
|50th||E.TILBURY||39m 48 sec|
|139th||J.THOMAS||46m 43 sec|
BRAISHFIELD 5 miles.
17th JuneThis was yet another road race won by Andy Morgan-Lee who seems to be dominating local events this year. Three times in his last four road races JT has been the last runner lapped by Andy, this time in the last 50 yards from the entrance to the playing field used for the finish. As usual he was a way in front of the rest of the field. Meanwhile, JT plodded on to finish 76th in a low attended field which was affected by the Lordshill 10k which was held on the same day.
|76th||J.THOMAS||37m 08 sec|
MOB MATCH: DOWN GRANGE.
A large turnout helped us to win the return leg of the mob match by 518 points to 563. The score was a lot closer than last time but we were missing a few runners whilst others were sensibly taking it easy prior to forthcoming Championship events. It was quite a warm evening and the light drizzle that fell before the start made the grassy surface quite slippery and prompted some runners to wear spikes despite the hard ground. Basingstoke had the first man home, despite him taking a wrong turn early on, and it was down to Mike to lead home the Overton contingent as we filled the next seven places. There was a battle royal for the honour with Mike narrowly getting the glory ahead of Mark and Ian. Andy Hoiles made a welcome outing in club colours as did Andy Hartley and John Hodge. Keith was unfortunate to turn an ankle early on and did well to finish while the two Dave’s, Mills and Bright put in good runs, as did Mick Woods.
Audra showed that she is getting back into training with a solid run and other good efforts came from Liz, Gwynetth and Madeline. Aaron was first junior home while a fast starting Matt was almost caught by Scott who had possibly his best run ever for the club to out sprint Jamie Jones. Laura, Angela and Chris completed the field with good efforts on a very warm evening.
HANDICAP RESULT FOR MOB MATCH at DOWN GRANGE.
14th JUNE 2001
I notice that Mark got the better of Ian. Is this the shape of things to come?
The second summer handicap of the season that was run in conjunction with this race was won by Scott who had ten seconds in hand over runner up Audra. Mark’s improvement on the opening mob match was good enough to take third ahead of Liz. Full handicap tables are now on the notice board.
|H’CAP POS||NAME||H’CAP||ACT. TIME||TOTAL||TIME POS.|
5K Fun Run Overton June 17th from Liz
I decided at the last moment to compete in this Fun Run in aid of Dr Lorge’s trip to Nepal, which started and finished at the Surgery on Station Road.
I collected £35 towards his target of £13,000. Thank you all for sponsoring me.
Result: 1st Liz Sandal-Ball 20.58 24 ran
Committee Meeting 11/6/01
Present: G. Cloke, P. Wheeler, M. Dennison, C. Wheeler, R. Francis, G. Mclaughlin.
- Post Southern League- Will apply for reimbursement. May get some.
- Training Sessions- R. Francis will put info into the newsletter.
- Andover-Newbury relay- Venue will be at Overton, we need to decide where. Geoff and Paul still to discuss this.
- Footpaths- These should all now be open, except where special permit sign is showing.
- Publicity- An article has been placed in a local magazine, by Geoff. We will also try News and Views.
- Mob Match- At Down Grange. This has now taken place.
- Basingstoke & Deane B.C- Affiliation fees are now due. Paid £10.00
- U.K Athletics a questionnaire has been sent . This has been filled in and returned by Gwyneth.
- Standards Certificates- JT To write them up ready for presentation.
- Overgrown footpaths if concerned then speak to R. Francis who will then contact the council.
- Hampshire League- Geoff to attend the June meeting as he has some suggestions to make.
Meeting Closed at 9.02 p.m.
Date of next meeting 9/7/01
From the Archives
25 years ago:
20 years ago: Two second places give the track boys a good start to the season. Big turnouts for open meetings at Aldershot, Oxford and High Wycombe with Paul England breaking his club 1500s/c record. A busy weekend at the County championship with Chris Sharpe taking third in the junior 800, Paul England silver in the 1500s/c and Mark Lutring winning gold in the boys shot and silver in the Discus. 96 runners did a mile as part of our attempt at a 100 x 1 mile relay with Voss recording the fastest split (4m 51 sec). Pete Berry wins the bionic hat.
15 years ago: Dave Gallacher and Phil Brant take over the newsletter and their first edition sees some lively replies to an earlier article by John Hillen. The track team record second and third places in their opening league fixtures to lie 9th in the table. Brian Benham scores a club pole vault record at Portsmouth but we still finish last in our heat of the GRE CUP. Hefin finished 5th in the Welsh marathon champs at Newport and Blissy took 3rd overall at the Geoff Sly race at Aldershot. Patch wins silver in the County 1500m.
10 years ago: Once again two second places give us a good start to the track season to leave us in 5th place overall. Mike took second place at the Test Valley 10 at Stockbridge and along with Paddy and Geoff took the second team prize Hefin finished 8th at the Ropley 10k with a baby faced Mark Simcox breaking 90 minutes at the Chippenham half. After a long stewards inquiry Ryan Shaw won the Bionic hat ahead of stiff competition from the track squad.
5 years ago: Frank Kenney produced a bumper edition of the newsletter to clear the backlog dating back several months. Eric and Mo combined a couple of five milers with visits to good beer pubs. John Hoare reported on a successful visit to Euskirchen where Cath won the ladies race with Paul and Denny finishing second and fifth respectively in the men’s. Cath also had a hectic month on the track with several wins over 800m/1500m. Victory in the team event at the Marwell 10k thanks to Mike 2nd,Paul 7th and Denny 8th.
A great month for the Track & Field Boys with two successful matches in June. This month’s winner played a major part in both matches competing in the 400m, 800m,1500m and 3000mSC. He has also had some good results in open track meetings.
Chris Jones. You seem to have got back on track and put your recent injury problems behind you. Long may that continue.
JT beat the road runners club 2nd class standard in the Rex Foulkes 20km and along with Paul, Keith Blakey and Geoff Rampton also won a medal for third team in the Andover Carnival road race. Junior Vince Gregory beats Denny in an 800m race at Basingstoke whilst his sister Tanya finished 7th in the junior Bournemouth pier race. The track team finish 5th of eight teams at the division 4 south match at Banbury. Star of the day is Lawrie Shaw with victories in the 100m and long jump. A double victory is scored in the clubs’ speciality event…..the Whitchurch beer race.