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Athletics Report 11

Thompson and Scott Overall
at the BUPA London 10km on
25th May. We look forward to
having both available for the
team next winter.
Andy Tucker, Kevin May, Fintan Parkinson and Alex Gibbins Outgoing note from Team
a fortuitous turn of events, all included Alex Gibbins After three years, Alex, Rich
the legs were shortened due (2:34:13), Fintan Parkinson and I have agreed to step
to health and safety, but due (2:39:44), Kevin May (2:43:47), down as team managers and
to the proximity of the race Danny Brewer (2:49:05), and pass the baton into the capable
to the London Marathon, we Andy Tucker (2:59:34). It was hands of Danny Brewer and
were without a number of good to see Ian Taylor, Graham Jon Vintner. We know that
our team. The team of Fintan Hollingdale, John Fenwick, Nic they will do a great job and
Parkinson, James Poole, Barber, Deniz Mehmed, (new we will continue to support
Ross Braden, Ben Cockburn, President) Richard Grifin, them as best we can, not least
Mark Steinle, Alex Gibbins, Andrew Riches, Peter Rogers, by continuing to turn out for
Danny Brewer, William Ruiz, and Martin Ruiz all inish in the team. Although testing
Georges Vacharopoulos, Steve club colours. at times, it has been a great
Cooper, Daniel Kennedy, and Other areas to note privilege and honour to be
David McKinlay put in a solid senior men’s team managers
performance to inish in a In addition to the and we leave with many fond
respectable 39th position. aforementioned events, Scott memories. With your support
Overall has had a good road
London Marathon running season with victories we have ielded scoring teams
in all County, Southern or
Although not a formal part in the Reading Half Marathon National championships and
of our winter ixture card, the on 2nd March and Bristol managed to reassert the club
Virgin London Marathon has 10km on 11th May. There were as a force once again in the
often been a regular event for also several notable indoor and Kent League. We have seen
many of our distance guys and cross-country performances a number of younger athletes
therefore deserves mention. In from Alex Bruce-Littlewood make their senior debuts and
what was glorious sunshine, who was based abroad for we hope we have strengthened
15 of our senior and veteran most of the winter. Alex the foundation for future
men completed the distance inished 11th in the Inter- successes. We would like to
on 13th April with six posting counties XC Championships record our special thanks to
sub-3 hour times. Such is the on 8th March and was awarded Bob Cliff who assisted us ably
calibre of Scott Overall that an England Vest for the Home as President and to Hanna and
he was disappointed with his Countries International on Dave Cordell without whom
17th place inish in 2:19, which 22nd March where he inished so much of the above would
by anyone else’s standards 4th. He also inished 4th not have been possible.
is still a great achievement. behind GB internationals
Other fantastic performances Andy Vernon, Chris Dave McKinlay
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