Report from Liz Harkness:
The final fixture of the season was held at Tilsley Park on a very hot evening. Emma Guilfoyle did well to finish 2nd 35A in a photo finish having had to work very hard over the last 20m. There were 1st places for all 3 ladies 800m runners: Jess Franklin O35A, Jenny O’Connor O35B & Anne Stewart Power O50 all making it look very easy! Jess continued by winning the O35 5000m in a time of 18:56.1 & lapping every other competitor. There were some good results in the field Jenny O’Connor winning the O35 pole-vault with Sara Rudd 2nd O50 and a win for Deborah Montgomery in the O50 Shot. The 4 * 200m relay team of Linda Pitts, Jess, Jenny & Anne gave their all to finish in 4th place. Linda Pitts also equalled the club O50 discus record of 14.24m
A smaller men’s team also achieved some good results with Bob Broadbridge 1st in O50 Discus and Vic Pearson 4th in the O60 Javelin. In the 800m Wayne Lillis was 1st O50; Geoff Anderson 3rd O60 and Steve Elsmere 6th O35. In the 3k event James Craggs was 5th O35a; Steve 5th O35b; Wayne 3rd O50 and Geoff 2nd O60.
Many thanks to our team of helpers over the season: Dave Mason; Sarah Fowler; Caroline, Andy & Daniel Tuttle; Vic & Roz Pearson & Dave Marshall. Without these volunteers these events could not take place.