Vets T&F League – Fixture 3
Report – David Jones
In the 3rd of this season’t Vets T&F league fixture team manager Hannah Osborne again managed to fill every slot, meaning we were the only team on the night to do that.
This meant we had an excellent spread of points across all disciplines, highlights being our lady track runners were just 2 points off the all conquering Worcester ladies, our lady racewalkers were just one point behind Worcester ladies and our ladies field team were also just a point behind Worcester.
Our men’s sprinters were 2 points behind Worcester and just 1 behind the ever improving Bromsgrove and Redditch.
Our W50 field athletes were equal first with Worcester and our V70 field athletes were equal first with B&R.
Once again we were truly grateful to our officials who performed so valiantly on the night.
It was pretty much a perfect night for athletics, the only caveat being that, at times, there was an uncomfortable headwind on the final bend and on the finishing straight.
The final results on the night saw our ladies finish just 5 points behind Worcester ladies (116.5 v 121.5) with our men finishing in 3rd place with 105.5 points against B&R on 114 and Worcester on 135.5.
We finished 2nd overall on the night with 222 points against Worcester’s 257 and 36 points clear of 3rd place B&R on 186.
We go in to the final league fixture of the season on 9th August, again at Redditch, in 2nd place overall, some way behind Worcester but 175 points clear of B&R and with our ladies just 10 points behind Worcester (390.5 v 400.5)
Total league points, which decide final positions unless there is a tie ,sees our men on 19 points and ladies 22 for a total of 41, Worcester are on 24 and 23, a total of 47 and B&R on 20 and 17 giving 37.
Our ladies, in 2nd place, are just 1 point off Worcester ladies and our men, in 3rd place, are just one point behind B&R in 2nd.
So all to play for on 9th August