A small but select group of athletes and volunteers travelled to Lee Valley on Monday evening for the final Vets match of the season. Sandra Reed -100m/400m/TJ, Mark Pinney 1500m/Triple Jump, Steve Mayfield Discus/Javelin and Helen Beddall Hammer, made the journey along with Dani Mainstone, Norma Harris and Sue Spicer officiating. A slightly delayed start due to problems on the M25 meant the Discus the Club was officiating started 45 minutes late, but an efficient lead from Dani ably backed up by Sue, Helen, Norma along with Tony Shaw and an Essex Official saw it finish on time.
Sandra enjoyed her outing, winning the 400m 73.50 and triple jump 8m17, coming second in the 100m, Steve was delighted to be back in action following a rib injury and was pleased with his season’s best in both javelin and discus 25m90 and 19m94. Helen enjoyed a consistent series of throws in the Hammer the best being 15m72. Mark enjoyed his outing in the 1500m 7.05.38 and triple jump 8m41 in what is likely to be his last competition in a Stevenage vest as a move to the Midlands is imminent. We wish him all the best in his new venture.
Fifteen of SNHAC’s U20 and U17 athletes travelled to the Stonex Stadium, Hendon on Sunday for the last Youth Development Match of the season. The Club were up against teams from Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, Hillingdon, and composite teams from Harrow/Dacorum & Tring and Team West London. Wins for the U17’s came from Jess Astill in the 300m 41.76, William Galliford in the 1500m 4.25.75 and Aimie Taylor in the pole vault 3m05. Sarah Movromoustakis 100m, Amelie Hobbs 3000m. Kachi Dike Javelin, Jamie Joseph 100m/200m Isaac Whitten 800m/ HJ and Jake Sutton 400H made up the U17 team.
U20’s Libby Taylor and Georgia Shephard Gazely won the Hammer 43m75 and Javelin 34m01 respectively, Ed Laws set another personal in the 400H wining in 55.10, while Joel Evans picked up points winning the B string 200m in 22.72. Jacob Kinchin Smith 100/200m and Alex Pickard 100m made up the U20 team.
Race of the day was the U20 4x100m relay where Jacob, Ed and Joel were joined by U17 Jamie Joseph. A thrilling race saw SNHAC emerge victorious in 44.46 to a Shaftesbury Barnet’s Squad who finished in 44.70. A great way to end the day.