• Wole Odele

Mens’ SCVAC – Match One

We started the defence of our Kent area League title at Sutcliffe Park with a depleted team but were fortunate to come joint 2nd with Medway which suggests the other teams had similar issues with the absence of marathon runners.

Wole Odele was the only CH winner on the night coming 1st in both the M50 400m and Triple jump with 2 PBs. Tim Carter should have been our other winner, as he was well out in front for M60 400m, with 50m to go before his left calf cramped up and he fell down but got up to just claim 2nd place. Tim also came 3rd in the M60 Triple Jump.

Tony Tipping would definitely have been a winner had he competed in the M50 HT as he flung the heavier 7.26kg hammer much further than the M50 winner did for the 6kg hammer, instead he came 2nd, dropping down an age group for the M35 Hammer. There were also 3rd place finishes for Peter Wishart in the M50 Hammer, Paris Hunt in the M50 Pole vault, Mark Ashby (M50) in the M35 3k, and our only M35-49 athlete on the night, Matthew Preston in the M35 3k with a PB.

Martin Hawkins came 5th in the M50 3k, whilst Stanley Thomas and Paris earned valuable points to come 6th in dropping down an age group for the M35 400m. Their times would have been good enough for a podium finish in the M50 race.

There were also creditable non-scoring performances by Paris and Wole in the M50 Hammer. They were our busiest athletes on the night, both competing in the same 4 events.

Special thanks to CH officiating team of Christine Head-Raphson (Field Judge), Barry Ferguson (meeting Organizer), Dave Kitcher (Chief Timekeeper), John Corcoran (Field Judge) & Richard Mann (Announcer).

RESULTS: M35 400M Paris Hunt (M50) 68.6 6th M35 400M Stanley Thomas (M55) 66.4 6th (B String) M35 3000M Matthew Preston (M40) 10.01.5 M35 3000M Mark Ashby (M50) 10.50.8 3rd (B string) M35 POLE VAULT Wole Odele (M50) NHR M35 TRIPLE JUMP Paris Hunt (M50) 8.81 5th M35 HAMMER Anthony Tipping (M50) 39.38 2nd M50 400M Wole Odele (M50) 59.4 1st M50 3000M Martin Hawkins 11.40.9 5th M50 POLE VAULT Paris Hunt 1.70 3rd M50 TRIPLE JUMP Wole Odele 10.32 1st M50 HAMMER Peter Wishart (M55) 25.66 3rd M60 400M Tim Carter (M55) 73.6 2nd M60 TRIPLE JUMP Tim Carter 6.58 3rd

NON-SCORING EVENTS: M50 HAMMER Paris Hunt (M50) 15.58 M50 HAMMER Wole Odele (M50) 14.06

MATCH RESULTS 1. Dartford 6 / 61 2. Cambridge 4.5 / 48 2. Medway & Maidstone 4.5 / 48 4. Bexley 3 / 47 5. Ashford 2 / 46 6. Blackheath & Bromley 1 / 33