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Southern Men’s League – Abingdon – 16 May 2009

A small but select band of WAC athletes made the journey up to Abingdon, alongside colleagues from Poole AC, to compete in the second fixture of this league on what was a very blustery afternoon. So blustery, in fact, that the pole vault uprights were blown down, and the netting around the hammer and discus circle decided to collapse. Fortunately for the throwers there was another throwing circle in a more sheltered position outside of the arena that was used, but, for the vaulters, it was game over before they even got started!

A few drop outs on the day from the team meant that most of the athletes representing Team Dorset had a shopping list of events to do, as well as some officiating. Fortunately, we had Dick and Jan Edwards to assist on the officiating front, though they were lucky not to be put in to an event as competitors!

Determination and the Dunkirk spirit were the order of the afternoon, with everyone rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck in. Peter was determined to get under 14.0 for the 100m, but sadly just missed out (again); Guy was determined to run everything up to 1500m, and did; Steve was determined to finish the day still standing, and did; and Tim was just determined, as always.

In fact, we must mention that Tim was just warming up for a week’s onslaught on his body, what with the Ridgeway Relay the following day, and then his IOW challenge each day next week. Will he make the South West League Match at Millfield next Sunday as well? Watch this space…

Our performers were:

Peter Impett: Hammer, 100m & Officiating

Guy Thompson: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 4x400m

Tim Harris: 5000m, 1500m

Steve Snook: Discus, Hammer, 800m, Javelin, Triple Jump, 200m, 4x400m


Next Southern Men’s Fixture is at Portsmouth on Saturday 6th June – put the date in your diaries.



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