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Athletics Report                    37

Paul Ross Davies, Andy Lawes and Rob Brown                           Ellison and Ian Montgomery
                                                                     all had good solid runs and
come and join us! Thanks            group! Very disappointing!!      I am grateful to them for
as always to the Blackheath         By entering people in younger    taking the time to travel to
and Bromley officials who           age groups we did manage to      Birmingham.
marshalled and officiated so        get an M45 team and a W35
well at the 2014 event.             team to Birmingham to fly the    This is the last time I will
                                    flag for the club.               be organising teams for this
National Masters                                                     event, sometimes it seems as
Road Relays                         Our W35 team of Jenny            if I’m asking people to do me
                                    Neale, Leyla Ari, Anne Cilia     a personal favour by running.
The National Masters Road           and Sara Elmqvist finished       I’ve been doing it for years,
Relays were once again held         22nd team. We were all really    since the days when people
at Sutton Park in Birmingham        grateful to Sara for running,    wanted to represent the club
featuring varying numbers           she had just had a nasty tooth   and frankly I’ve had enough.
of 5k legs depending on the         operation a few days before      So it’s over to you, whoever
age group. This is always a         and turned up at the start       you are!
great event and on paper we         looking as if she’d been in a
have some excellent teams,          fight!! Thanks too to Leyla for  In the past we have had some
not least our M35 team which        standing in to fill a gap and    magnificent performances
could have been fantastic.          Anne had really wanted to        with our M50 winning the
Unfortunately it was not to be      run as a W55 not 35!             event but that was about 8
and we couldn’t even manage                                          years ago!
to field a team at all in this age  The men’s 45 team of Neil
                                    Ayrton, Steve Pairman, Mark      More recently I would like to
                                                                     thank everyone who has ever
                                                                     run but in particular; Steve
                                                                     Cooper, Andy Lawes, Mark
                                                                     Ellison and Neil Ayrton for
                                                                     turning up with enthusiasm
                                                                     year after year to compete,
                                                                     you are true stars!

                                                                                             Anne Cilia
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