On 11 May 2017 In Athletics News

Light at the end of the tunnel - Midlands Athletics League

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Telford athletics track on Saturday 6th May, saw the first senior league meeting of the 2017 season.

It was also the BRAT teams’ first match back in division three for some seven years, however, given that we have had two relegations in the past three years since the track disappeared, our third place finish on the day bodes well for the season, and hopefully this result, combined with the progress being made on the new track at the university, does provide some light at the end of the tunnel.

Considering the usual round of injuries which always seem to coincide with the beginning of the season, we still managed to get out a fairly full squad – including several people making their club debuts; Colin Bailey, Steve Dunsby, Theresa Tandoh and Nikki Lawrence. All of these guys performed extremely well on their first outing.

Remarkably, we had 14 wins on the day; David Lima (100 and 400A), Jack Gray (800B and 1500A), Richard Bayliss (1500B), Dan Robinson (5000A), Colin Bailey (Pole vault B), Jonny Briggs (Discus A), Petra Bediako (200A), Karen Bailey (400 hurdles B), Eloise Lee (1500B), Molly Browne (3000A), Anne Kenchington (3000B) and finally, and my performance of the day – Becky Hair winning her first ever competitive 800 metre race. She led from gun to tape and was 20 plus metres clear of the runner in second place!

The next meeting is at Coventry on Sunday 4th June. Can I please ask everyone to make themselves available for selection and let me know as soon as possible – onwards and upwards as they say!

Nigel Clegg
Track & Field team manager

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