Althetics Report - 24 Mar 2019

WSEH AC sent both a Mens and Ladies teams to contest the South of England Road Relays at Milton Keynes at the weekend. The WSEH Ladies team had an excellent run to finish in 9th place behind winners Herne Hill Harriers.
Sarah Chapman was ‘on song’ on the opening short leg to come home in the lead in 17m09, which proved to be the second overall fastest on the day. Charlotte Firth took the opening long leg losing ground to 5th place in a nonetheless good time of 28m17. Hannah Novakovic slipped just one place on the next leg with her time of 19m15. Alex Slotwinska lost further ground on the 4th leg with 33m08 in 12th place. Molly Riglin moved back up the field with her 18m59 to secure 9th spot – a position maintained by Alice Flint on the final leg with her time of 20m18
In the Mens 12 stage event WSEH were led off by Adam Moore on the opening long leg, coming home in 16th place in 24m13. Dan Brookling took the baton on the opening short leg to move WSEH up to 11th with his time of 16m01. Newcomer Mark Vardy was next to toe the line, losing ground to 18th with his time of 25m30. Shaun Hudson maintained this position on the 4th leg with his clocking of 16m39. James Tidd on the 5th leg just about held his ground to finish in 19th place on 26m11. Another newcomer Alex Webb took on the role on the 6th leg slipping to 22nd on 17m55. Team captain Simon Millett was next to appear, clawing back several places to 19th with his time of 25m07. Joe Spicer was unable to secure this advantage losing ground to 21st with his time of 18m08. Seb Pencole was next to appear and he dropped one place to 21st with his clocking of 27m05. Matt Clutterbuck, the youngest member of the team, had a good run to move back up to 19th with his posting of 16m22. Kieran Best lost just one place on the penultimate leg to 20th in 28m18. Ben Findlay on the final leg regained this position to bring the local club home in 19th place with 16m47. Aldershot Farnham & District AC were the team victors. 30 teams finished.