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Southern Menís Track and Field Match, Bournemouth

A good turnout from Wimborne AC helped Team Dorset win an extremely close battle with Bournemouth AC for 3rd and 4th places in this match on Saturday by just 1 point!

There were some excellent performances on the day. The young blood in the team (Kyle Wilson and Ben Amey) both scored PBs in the very competitive 100m (11.4 and 11.8 respectively). Ben also bested his 200 and Long Jump marks.

It was great to see Graham Furley back on the track in the 5000m and 1500, and also Guy Thompsonís debut for the club on the track in both the 800m and 1500m.

Our very own Mr. Pole Vault, Dave Pearson, had dusted off his spikes to compete (and win!) in that event and also had a dabble with the Shot Putt.

Club chairman, Peter Impett was also in action over 100m, and Glyn Davies cleverly managed a dodgy hamstring round the 400m.

Steve Snook enjoyed (!?!) an outing over 400m, and took on both the Hammer and Shot Putt Ė the extra weight he has put on over the winter hindered on the track and didnít really help in the field (is there a lesson there?).

Finally, we come to our own all round endurance nutter (and team manager): Tim Harris. Tim competed in 400m Hurdles, the Hammer (though not sure what that has to do with endurance), the 800m, and the 3000m Steeplechase. Then after all that, together with Graham Furley, he took part in the 4x400m relay, anchoring Team Dorset to 3rd place in the event and enabled us to just pip Bournemouth AC to 3rd place in the match.

Good weather and good team spirit, with plenty of banter (or abuse, depending on your point of view) made for a very enjoyable afternoon and we look forward to more of the same at the next match which is on Saturday 16th May in Abingdon. Keep the date free in your diary and let Tim Harris know if you can make it.


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