Thank you SAL team

August 17, 2019

A massive well done for this incredible Southern Athletics League match.  As a team you completely smashed it at Dartford today to take the win. We are waiting for confirmation but believe we have just missed promotion and finished third in the division.

Sarah and I  cannot thank you all enough for stepping up and filling in events, cheering each other on and helping out.

All the athletes have been incredible this season. And thank you very much to Judith Carder, Richard Garland, Christel Shaw, Graham Ingram, Melanie Anning, Tracey Brockbank, Richard Carter, Dave Owen, Fliss Owen and Jo-Jo Cokka-Wokka for officiating, stepping in and picking up implements and making the matches possible.

Today’s highlights were:
– Julia Machin getting a V45 HJ record with 1.67m
– Max Brazier smashing his PB in the steeplechase in style
– Aneira Farrar-Daniel making her 400mH debut
– Lydia Growns, Paula BlackEdge and Freya Mary filling in every middle distance race
– Arpad Paddy Vermes with his brilliant throws
– Matt Smith PBing in high jump, triple jump and shot
– Sarah Hewitt getting four SBs
– Tatum Walker running a fantastic 400 and 4 x 4
– Annie Close triple jumping well whilst being unwell
– Toby Hawkins winning all his sprints
– Stephen Yell running extremely well over 200 and 400
– Reuben making his 400mH debut
– Katie Garland running and jumping extremely well
– Eiji Mori running fantastic 110mH and 100m times
– Ruby Anning running brilliant 100 and 200m sprints
– Harry Rienecker jumping well
– William Cork and Alex Jago winning their 1500m races
– Louis Taub filling in the steeplechase
– John Price winning his pole vault

Well done. And thank you for all your hard work today.

Becky Owen