What a day we had a Bracknell. We had quite a few gaps on the ladies side as Kate, Liz and Lara are all nursing niggles and injuries…whilst these ladies were missed we welcomed some new faces, Katy Barber, Anais Hemetseberger, Marzena Plechta and Ana Uren. Great to see the usual faces as well.
The team atmosphere was brilliant, everyone supporting everyone really well – whilst I was cursing the shouts of “time to drive on now” from the HJ and throws area, it helped me stay strong in my 400m run and bag a PB, I almost came first but the youngster from Lewes had just a bit more than I did in the last 10m.
Everyone performed really well, Katy flew to the front in her 100m run, matched her 200m PB to come second and fought hard to close the gap in the 4x100m where we came a strong 2nd. Millie also ran out in front in the 100m, bagged herself a new PB in the TJ with 9m30, jumped a good long jump and was another strong part of the 4x100m.
Anais Hemetsberger came out to her first SAL and ran strong in the non scoring 100 & 200m, bagged us some points in HJ despite not having done it for 4 years – (thank you Anais), then ran a strong second leg in the 4x100m.
Kavitha nibbled a bit more off her 100m and 200m, getting back nearer to her PBs.
Ana Uren coming back from an injury ran brilliantly in the 800m and then also ran a superb leg in the 4x400m.
It was great to see Clare King who was nearly floored by an evil bug, Clare ran 1500m, 800m, TJ.
Imogen ran all in the 1500m, 3k and 4x400m.
The throws were superbly covered by Caroline Hawley, Rebecca Townsend, Harriett Connor and Marzena Plechta with wins in the shotput, discus and B string Hammer and seconds in the Javelin. Harriett threw a PB in the discus.
Clare Graham ran into first place on Steeplechase & threw herself over HJ for a point.
Rebecca Townsend showed true team spirit by doing a 400m rather than 800m, then breaking her ‘no obstacles’ rule by deciding that switching her 4x400m leg to a 2k obstacle race with water (Steeplechase) would help us close the small points gap we had to Bracknell. A superb run with max points and SMRAC won the match by 5 points….just saying.
Thank you to all of the competitors and officials
NEXT MATCH IS ALDERSHOT on SATURDAY 4TH JULY – MARK YOUR DIARIES AND LET SHARON DOOLEY OR CLARE GRAHAM KNOW YOUR AVAILABILITY AND PREFERRED EVENTS