In another close fought battle between Bromsgrove & Redditch AC and Worcester AC in the Midland Veteran’s Track & Field League on Wed 27th May at The Dell Stadium in Brierley Hill Worcester’s men come out on top beating B&R’s men by a single point.
Top B&R performances on the night were:
Mike Neylon 2nd in the men’s over 50 200m with 27.2 with Andy List from Stratford 1st in 27.0
Jason Cashmore also 2nd in the men’s over 40 200m being beaten by Worcester’s Stephen Buttler.
Martin Aspley-Davis won the men’s over 35 200m.
B&R team manager Calvin Scoltock won the men’s over 40 800m and went on to also win the men’s over 35 2k walk.
James Adie competing for the 1st time in the veteran’s league having just turned 35 won the men’s over 35 3000m with a new over 35 club record of 9:43.5
Clive Rose won the men’s over 60 3000m for B&R.
Clive Brown was 2nd in the men’s over 60 triple jump setting a new over 65 club record of 6m46.
Stephen Brooks finished 2nd in the men’s over 40 high jump with a best jump of 1m45.
Mike Neylon won the men’s over 50 long jump setting a new over 50 club record of 4m37.
The highlight of the men’s competition was the last event of the evening, the 4 x 400m relay. Worcester’s new member Richard Houchin took the baton for them with a clear lead over B&R in 2nd place. Aspley-Davis ran a stunning final leg for B&R but was still behind Houchin with 2m to go, however he edged ahead of Houchin on the finish line to take the win, both teams recording the same time of 3:52.6.
B&R still maintain their 1st place in the division due to winning the first fixture by 3 points.
In the Women’s competition, again Worcester were 1st with B&R 2nd.
New club member Peggy Blunn competed for B&R in the women’s over 70 200m and finished 2nd behind Worcester’s Iris holder.
Deborah Ricci was also 2nd in the women’s over 40 200m behind Stratford’s Paula Williams.
Joanne Frost returning from an injury won the women’s over 35 200m in a time 27.3 with Cat Goulder-Davis from Worcester 2 seconds behind in 2nd place.
Becky Selvey was 2nd in the over 40 800m behind Midland Masters Audrey Wilson.
New comer to the veteran’s league, Katy Anderson, easily won the women’s over 35 3000m for B&R in a time of 11:16.9 with her nearest rival half a lap behind.
Rita Brownlie was 2nd in the women’s over 60 javelin.
Polly Gerner was also 2nd for B&R in the women’s over 50 long jump.
Julie Wakelam was 2nd for B&R in the women’s over 40 discus.
The B&R women were clear winners in the 4 x 400m relay.
Following this 2nd fixture of the season the division standings are
B&R 15 League Points 285 Total Score
Worcester 15 League Points 283 Total Score
Stratford 12 League Points
MMAC 9 League Points
Halesowen 8 League Points
Droitwich & KSAC 6 League Points
Sparkhill 5 League Points
DASH 2 League Points
Worcester 16 League Points
B&R 14 League Points
Stratford 12 League Points
Halesowen 10 League Points
Sparkhill 7 League Points 114 Total Score
MMAC 7 League Points 93 Total Score
DASH 5 League Points
Droitwich & KSAC 2 League Points
The next fixture of the Midland Veteran’s Track & Field League fixture is on Wednesday 17th June at Leamington.
Report by Calvin