Third meeting of the Veterans SCVAC Track & Field League

From Andy Morgan-Lee:

The third meet of the season saw Basingstoke as hosts in the latest round of Veterans SCVAC Track & Field League. 

Mark Collins, boosted by lowering his own M45 100m club record the previous day at Newham edged to a fine victory here in 12.0sec.

Steve Beak was equally impressive running an M55 club record 12.5sec for 2nd in B String and 3rd in 400m (58.2) with his competitors 20 years his junior. 

The versatile Derek Warn had a busy evening competing in the M50 category finishing 4th in the 100m (13.8), 5th in both Hammer (24.87m) and Shot (7.87m) but saved his best for last in the Long Jump with a winning leap of 4.67m.

M35’s Andrew Sheerin (Hammer, 34.27m) and Brian Thompson (HJ, 1.70m) both took victory to follow up later with 3rds in the Shot (10.10m) and LJ (4.84m) respectively.

The 3000m steeplechase saw Andy Morgan-Lee finish 4th in the A String (11.51.0) and Kit Lau winning the B String (12.03.8). David Blackman finished a fine 3rd (13.08.7) in the M50 category and minutes later took victory in the 400m (61.3).

There were 4th places for Simon Ciaravella in the M35 400m (60.2) and Michael Coker in the M60 Shot (9.18m) while fellow M60 Vic Novell ran a seasons best in the 400m (73.1).

The biggest points tally of the evening came in the 1500m with Paul Laslett (4.29.0) and Jon Hannan (4.50.6) both finishing 2nd in the M35 A & B String while Jon Grainger ran to M50 victory with 4.46.9 and the age group club record to boot.

Guest performances throughout the evening.

100m – Garry Bell 14.2

400m – Garry Bell 61.6 (PB)

1500m – Andrew Lewis 4.48.4

               Greg Warder 4.51.2 (PB)

               Garry Bell 4.53.5

               Mark Hayter 5.12.6

               Noel O’Dowd 5.22.9

High Jump – Greg Warder 1.40m (PB)

                       Michael Coker 1.20m

Long Jump – Michael Coker 3.52m