“Too much rain and not enough ice”.
Bad weather, call offs, injuries and disruptions to the timetable all conspired to leave us languishing in 7th place on Sunday. The carnage could be likened to Napoleon’s retreat from Moscow however we still have all to play for.
The brave efforts of our 14 Spartans were not in vain as they helped us to more competition points than Giffnock who sit 3 league points ahead of us in 6th place. A good turn out at the last meeting on Sunday 14th August could see us end up 3 places ahead of Giffnock which in turn would give us equal placing in the league. Our competition points tally would then put us above them.
It’s all up to you guys !!
David and I will be in contact shortly.
The meeting started well with a PB for Eddie Kopystynski in the Hammer and new boy Slawek Dalecki making 36 points in the Javelin, Discus and Shott with John McCormish backing him up ably in the B Stream. Colin Menzies in his first event , the 400m Hurdles, could have been excused for doing the Front Crawl as there was so much water in his lane. As always Colin, this years Captain, battled on with great efforts in the 3000m Steeple Chase, 110m High Hurdles, 5000m and finally the High Jump. U17 athlete David Hall came of age with a huge display in the 100m, 400m and both Relays. Guest 100m runner Sean Hadden answered the call as he stood up to take his place in an injury torn 4 x 100m squad. 800m runners Scott Anderson on a high after a PB made 2 days earlier and Dean Philip egged on with motivational music both had credible runs. No sign of jetlag in the 1500m from former team captain Ross Finlayson just back from Australia. It was a long journey for Barney Philips as he made his way from Aberdeen to make a great run in the 5000m. Another of our U17 athletes Robert Ferguson grew in stature with a 2nd place in the High Jump, PB in the Long Jump and a blistering run in the 4 x 100m Relay. Congratulations to Robert who has been capped for the Scottish Schools in the High Jump. On his debut Matthew Lynch managed the 100m, 200m but at a cost. He joined Danny Nicol in the stand with the icepacks, who injured himself in the Triple Jump. Finally Greg Louden was rock solid in the 400m and produced an electric 3rd leg in the 4 x 100 Relay.
Please note: David and I will be contacting First Claim athletes soon regarding the British Cup Heats on Saturday 23rd July 2011 in Blackpool.
Andy Sobik – Team Manager