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Athletics Report 13

Match 5 champions and in the unleashed a Beamonesque
Ashford 5th July Final, but BBHAC don t do performance, and, as our jaws
When the going gets tough half-measures and despite dropped, soared, seemingly
The Harriers Super Geriatricos missing a few of our stronger in slow motion, to 4.20m and
certainly get going. Just a performers the team still into 3rd place, wrenching that
couple of days before this produced a creditable final, crucial point away from
match was due to take place, performance, finishing second us. Bugger!
prior engagements, holidays in the match and sealing the On the day, all events were
and injuries meant some league title for 2013. covered and everyone in the
events were missing their How the League table finally team performed at least to
first-call participants and there looked: the level expected of them,
were some events with no and in a good
participants at all! But thanks to Overall Details Tot Mt Pts Tot Pts number of
the Blackheath’s flexibility and 1 BBHAC 31 378.5 instances, well
indomitable spirit, the Team 2 Cambridge 28.5 354.5 beyond that.
rose as one before the challenge 3 Ashford 24.5 330.5 I don t think
(posting a good number of 4 Dartford A 24 332 anyone could
season and personal bests in the 5 Paddock Wood 9.5 201 have given
process) and put in a remarkable 6 Invicta 8.5 160.5 more than they
performance to finish second did. I would
on the night. Our ticket to the particularly like
Grand Final at the beginning Now, only the Final remained. to thank everyone involved
of September was now SCVAC Final during the season for their
virtually secure. A truly great Ashford 1st September flexibility and team spirit. It
performance by all involved. was a privilege to be associated
The outcome of this match with such a committed bunch.
Match 6 couldn t have been more I am looking forward to 2014
Dartford 15th July exasperating: after 45 events when my goal is to see the
The team could have been we lost to Southampton by team retain the Kent league
forgiven for not applying a single point (244 v 245). title without conceding a
itself 100% to this fixture The match was decided by match and then to win the
as we were, for all intents the last leap of the very last SCVAC final!
and purposes, league event: the M60 long jump. It
was an inspired final jump, Les Roberts
produced out of nowhere by
the Southampton
competitor that sealed
his teams victory. Bob 1 Southampton 245
Minting had finished 2 Blackheath & Bromley 244
with a very laudable 3 Cambridge Harriers 225
4.13m and was looking 4 Herne Hill Harriers 217.5
set to take the 3rd spot 5 Oxford City 183
until the guy in the 6 Haywards Heath/Lewes 162.5
red and white stripes 7 Enfeld & Haringey 145
sprouted wings, 8 Epsom & Ewell Harriers 142
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