Serpie Planner - event reports

Southern Counties Vets AC League (11 Jun 2007)

The Second of the 4 Southern Counties League Meetings was held at Battersea Park on Monday 11th June 2007.

The Women won again although Ealing,Southall and Middlesex cut their winning margin to 11pts.

1) Serpentine 82 pts
2) Ealing,Southall and Middlesex 71pts
3) Herne Hill Harriers 37pts
4) Metros 26pts
5) St Mary's Richmond 5pts.

The Serpie men tied for second place on the night with St Mary's Richmond and moved up to third overall in the league.Herne Hill repeated their success of the first fixture.

1) Herne Hill Harriers 86pts
2) = Serpentine/St Mary's Richmond 74pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 68pts
5) Hercules Wimbledon 59pts
6) Maetros 17pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (09 Jul 2007)

LADIES REPORT

We've now had the results for the third of our four evening league fixtures. Serpie Ladies again came out on top even though a number of our regulars were away and Ealing arrived with a stronger team than before. We were particularly pleased to welcome Gill McCabe, a Serpie of many years standing, to her first outing with the vets team. Special thanks to Hel James too for being brave enough to high jump, following her long jump success at the previous fixture. We won the fixture with
96 points to Ealing's 88, Herne Hill with 44, Metros 19 and St Mary's Richmond 14.
After three fixtures Serpentine lead with 15 points to Ealing's 11 and Herne Hill's 10

The final fixture is this coming Monday night at Battersea and we very much hope to confirm our place in the Southern Counties Vets final on Sunday August 19.

Many thanks to all our competitors, helpers and supporters

Jan

Ladies Result ;

1) Serpentine 96 pts
2) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 88pts
3) Herne Hill Harriers 44pts
4) Metros 19pts
5) St Marys Richmond 14pts

MENS RESULT

1) Herne Hill Harriers 119pts
2) St Mary's Richmond 90pts
3) Serpentine 88pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 66 pts
5) Hercules Wimbledon 40pts
6) Metros 28pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (23 Jul 2007)

Mens Match 4 Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 94 pts
2) Serpentine R.C. 92 pts
3) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 71 pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 42 pts
5=) Hercules Wimbledon 18 pts
5=) Metros 18 pts

Final Men's Mid-London Division League Standings 2007

1) Herne Hill Harriers 24pts (395)
2) St Mary's Richmond 17.5pts (293)
3) Serpentine 17pts (330)
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 13.5pts (281)
5) Hercules Wimbledon 7.5pts (165)
6) Metros 4.5pts (102)


Womens Match 4 Result

1) Serpentine 78 pts
2) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 58pts
3) Herne Hill Harriers 41 pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 25pts
5) Metros 19pts

Final Women's Mid-London Division League Standings 2007

1) Serpentine R.C. 20pts (347)
2) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 15pts (253)
3) Herne Hill Harriers 13pts (181)
4) Metros 7pts (88)
5) St Mary's Richmond 5pts (63)

Southern Counties Vets AC League (19 Aug 2007)

Jan Farmer's Ladies Captain Report of the Southern Counties Vets AC League Final.

We didn't come last!!! Some of you who've been around a year or two may
remember a similar comment in last year's report - but this year was
something else altogether. You may have noticed my pleading email of
last week. The unseasonably early date for the fixture, the clash with
the club's summer league and at least one illness had decimated our team
Never in all the years we've been going to the Southern Vets League
final - and Serpie Ladies have made it to the final every year since the
league was set up in the early '90s - have we gone with such a small -
and such and old - team!

There were 42 slots to be filled on the programme - excluding the
relays. And as the track events in the V35 category have A- and
B-string runners, 24 were in the V35 category. We took a team of just
12 competitors, of which only 3 were under 50!! So all sorts of
courageous goings on took place - including a V65 - Sue Lambert -
running the v 35 3000 B - and coming second in it! Everyone who was
there deserves plaudits but I have to make special mention of Sarah
Knox, the one person who decided to come with us after my begging email
last week. She took on 6 events and even managed to clear 1.15 on the
high jump having not jumped since school! Ruth took on 7 events- 3 of
which were on the go at the same time - and she still achieved an 8
second PB in the walk! The weather was quite mixed, with one major
downpour, but the Julie Rose Memorial Stadium at Ashford is a great
venue - it even has a 60m indoor track which some people used for
warm-ups.

Serpentine Ladies came 6th out of 7 with a tally of 133 points - 20
points behind Herts Phoenix but 55 ahead of Hastings. The contest was
won by Blackheath, who scored 238.5. Very well done all - and also big
thanks to those of you who helped us to the final and couldn't be there
on the day - especially Bev Thomas.

Women's Match Results
1) Blackheath & Bromley 238.5 pts
2) Havant 211 pts
3) Radley 184 pts
4) Epsom & Ewell Harriers 178 pts
5) Herts Phoenix 153.5 pts
6) Serpentine 133 pts
7) Hastings 78 pts


Southern Counties Vets AC League (12 May 2008)

Mens Match 1 Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 131pts
2) Hillingdon 117.5pts
3) Hercules Wimbledon 88.5pts
4) Serpentine 82pts
5) St Mary's Richmond 63pts
6) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 48pts
7) Metros 18pts



Womens Match One Result

1) Serpentine 92pts
2) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 80pts
3) Herne Hill Harriers 45pts
4) Metros 26pts
5) St Mary's Richmond

Southern Counties Vets AC League (09 Jun 2008)

Mens Results

1)Hillingdon 117 pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 105pts
3) Serpentine 71 pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 70 Pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 66pts
6) Hercules Wimbledon 52pts
7) Metros 42pts


Womens Result

1)Ealing Southall & Middlesex 75pts
2) Serpentine 70 pts
3) St Mary's Richmond 52 pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 28pts
5) Metros 19pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (23 Jun 2008)

Mens Result.

1) Herne Hill Harriers 136pts
2) Hillingdon 128.5pts
3) Serpentine 90pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 64.5 pts
5) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 44pts
6) Hercules Wimbledon 40pts
7) Metros 17pts


Womens Result.

1) Serpentine 139 pts
2) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 133pts
3) Herne Hill Harriers 59 pts
4) Metros 51pts
5) St Mary's Richmond 9pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (06 Sep 2008)

Provisional Match Scores for Womens Final.

1= Radley Ladies 213pts
1= Cambridge Harriers 213 pts
3 Havant 206 pts
4 Herts Phoenix 175 pts
5 Epsom and Ewell 170 pts
6 Serpentine 130 pts
7 Eastbourne and Hailsham 96 pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (11 May 2009)

Mens Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 132 pts
2) Hillingdon AC 131 pts
3) Serpentine 106 pts
4) Metros 60 pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 58.5 pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 50pts
7) Hercules Wimbledon 40.5 pts


Women's Match Result

1) Hillingdon AC 139 pts
2) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 133pts
3) Serpentine 120pts
4) Metros 37pts
5) Herne Hill Harriers 13pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 5pts
7) Hercules Wimbledon 0pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (08 Jun 2009)

Mens Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 121pts
2) Hillingdon 107 pts
3) Serpentine 83 pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 64 pts
5) Metros 60 pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 53 pts
7) Hercules Wimbledon 38 pts


Ladies Match Result

1) Ealing 102pts
2) Serpentine 95pts
3) Hillindon 87pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 25pts
5) Herne Hill Harriers 21pts
6) Metros 14pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (22 Jun 2009)

Men's Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 129pts
2) Hillingdon 127pts
3) Serpentine 108pts
4) Hercules Wimbledon 67pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 66pts
6) Metros 34pts
7) St Mary's Richmond 33pts



Womens Match Result

1) Serpentine 110pts
2) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 104pts
3) Hillingdon 103.5pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 32.5pts
5) Metros 27pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 15pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (13 Jul 2009)

Men's Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 129pts
2) Hillingdon 110pts
3) Serpentine 86pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 69pts
5) Hercules Wimbledon 45pts
6) Metros 44pts
7) St Mary's Richmond 19pts


Final Men's League Standings ;

1) Herne Hill Harriers 28pts (511pts)
2) Hillingdon 24pts (475pts)
3) Serpentine 20pts (382pts)
4) Ealing 14pts (257.5pts)
5) Metros 11pts (198pts)
6) Hercules Wimbledon 9pts (190.5pts)
7) St Mary's Richmond 6pts (155pts)


Womens Result

1) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 107pts
2) Serpentine 97pts
3) Hillingdon 95pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 18pts
5) St Mary's Richmond 5pts
6) Metros 1pt

Southern Counties Vets AC League (10 May 2010)

Mens Result ;

1) Hillingdon 119pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 108pts
3) St Mary's Richmond 64pts
4) Metros 54.5pts
5) Serpentine 50pts
6) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 34.5pts

Womens Result

1) Serpentine 117pts
2) Hillingdon 95pts
3) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 89pts
4= Herne Hill Harriers 34pts
4= St Mary's Richmond 34pts
6) Metros 30pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (07 Jun 2010)

Men's Match Result ;

1) Herne Hill Harriers 114pts
2) Hillingdon 105pts
3) St Mary's Richmond 68pts
4) Metros 52pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 46pts
6) Serpentine 20pts


Womens Match Result :

1) Serpentine 100pts
2) Hillingdon 97pts
3) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 81pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 44pts
5) Herne Hill Harriers 43pts
6) Metros 14pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (21 Jun 2010)

Men's League Result ;

1) Hillingdon 121pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 119pts
3) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 68pts
4) Metros 49pts
5) St Mary's Richmond 48pts
6) Serpentine 22pts


Ladies Result ;

1) Hillingdon 124pts
2) Serpentine 116pts
3) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 100pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 37pts
5) Metros 36pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 7pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (12 Jul 2010)

Women's Match Result ;

1) Serpentine 114pts
2) Hillingdon 94pts
3) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 89pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 42pts
5) Metros 26pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 7pts



Mens Match Result ;

1) Herne Hill Harriers 118.5pts
2) Hillingdon 99pts
3) St Mary's Richmond 57.5pts
4) Serpentine 57pts
5) Metros 53pts
6) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 40pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (05 Sep 2010)

Women's Match Result ;

1) Epsom & Ewell Harriers 273pts
2) Winchester & District 239pts
3) Dartford Harriers 237pts
4) Radley 232pts
5) Cambridge Harriers 218.5pts
6) Herts Phoenix 165.5pts
7) Serpentine 151pts
8) Hastings Did not appear.

Southern Counties Vets AC League (09 May 2011)

Final positions

Women:
1 Serpentine 125
2 Hillingdon 97
3 Ealing Southall & Middlesex 91
4 Herne Hill Harriers 77
5 Metros 22
6 St Mary's Richmond 21

Men:
1 Herne Hill Harriers 127
2 Hillingdon 104
3 Serpentine 86
4 St Mary's Richmond 67
5 Ealing Southall & Middlesex 34
6 Metros 30

Southern Counties Vets AC League (06 Jun 2011)

Match results

Men
Herne Hill Harriers 118
Hillingdon 88
Serpentine 79
St Mary's Richmond 55
Metros 43
Ealing Southall & Middlesex 22

Women
Serpentine 119
Hillingdon 93
Ealing Southall & Middlesex 79
Herne Hill Harriers 66
Metros 41
St Mary's Richmond 20

Southern Counties Vets AC League (20 Jun 2011)

Team Positions

Men
1 Herne Hill Harriers 126
2 Hillingdon 111
3 Serpentine 88
4 Metros 41
5 ESM 34
6 St Marys 24

Women
1 Serpentine 112
2 ESM 98
3 Hillingdon 91
4 HHH 84
5 Metros 50
6 St Marys 12

Southern Counties Vets AC League (18 Jul 2011)

Mens Match Result ;

1) Herne Hill Harriers 106pts
2) Hillingdon 94.5pts
3) Serpentine 83pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 61.5pts
5) Metros 53pts
6) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 10pts


Women's Result ;

1) Serpentine 114.5pts
2) Hillingdon 99.5pts
3) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 83pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 64pts
5) Metros 39pts
6) St Marys Richmond 11pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (04 Sep 2011)

Match Result:

1 Epsom & Ewell 230
2 Blackheath & Bromley H AC 226
3 Winchester 217
4 Dartford Harriers 204.5
5 Radley 200
6 Serpentine 162
7 Eastbourne & Hailsham 158.5
8 Enfield and Haringey 152

Meeting Report

A dedicated band of Serpie ladies vets turned out rain or shine for our Monday
evening track and field fixtures throughout the summer. This dedication and
"leave no slot unfilled" spirit was rewarded by a win of the Mid-London
section of the SCVAC League, thus securing our place in the final at Ashford last
Sunday. This success, when it happens, is a great triumph, but also a little
daunting. Predictably our opponents, drawn from an area ranging from Oxford, to
Cambridge, to the South Coast, are clubs with long track and field pedigrees and
many of these vets have competed in track and field all their lives.

But you as you would expect we didn't disgrace the Serpie name. Our squad of
fifteen competitors were undaunted by the presence of several age-group world
champions from other clubs and just did their best. We covered everything except
the pole vault and the v60 high jump and until virtually the end of the
competition we were lying 7th out of 8. Then came the relays. Our 4x100m came
6th, pulling back 2 points on Eastbourne and Hailsham who were lying just ahead
of us and then the 4x400m - with 3 of the same pairs of legs as the 4x100m -
reeled in another 3 points with a great 4th place finish - to put us into 6th
place - by 3.5 points!



It really would be unfair to single out any one particular team member in this
report as it was such a team effort, so I'm not going to. You can read the
individual results in the results database. But I must mention Bev - who was her
usual calm and cheerful self as team manager on the day, and our officials -
Steph - who also got roped in to run - Sammy, Ros, and Mary, who officiated as
well as competing. A big thank you too to those of you who helped us to the final
and then couldn't make it on the day.



Roll on next season. Any pole vaulters or V60 high jumpers out there?



Jan Farmer

Southern Counties Vets AC League (14 May 2012)

Ladies Match Result

1) Serpentine 129 pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 92pts
3) Hillingdon 91pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 67pts
5) Metros 35pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 12pts

Ladies Match Report

We had a good win at our opening SVAC match at Battersea a couple of weeks ago. It
was before this wonderful spell of summer weather and we counted ourselves very
lucky that the rain earlier in the day had cleared off.

The whole team put in some great performances, perhaps the most eye catching being a
win by more than half a lap on the 4x4 relay to round off the evening. There were
also a surprising number of PBs on a chilly night so early in the season. Those
that I know about include the 400 for Catkin
Shelley and Ali Nolan, the 1500 for Sarah Knox,Jane Nodder and Grace Wu and the
discus for Mary Davies. Mary gamely did her first walk for us too. We were also
very pleased to welcome a new member to the team - Margaret Lang, doing her
first track and field event since school. As ever, many thanks to Bev for managing
the team on the night.

If you are a V35 + woman and interested in taking part do get in touch. The
next fixture is Monday June 11at St Mary's Twickenham.

Jan Farmer



Men's Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 122.5pts
2) Hillingdon 109.5pts
3) Serpentine 107.5pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 47pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 37pts
6) Metros 16.5pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (11 Jun 2012)

Mens Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 104pts
2) Hillingdon 100pts
3) Serpentine 87pts
4) St Mary's Richmond 57pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 37pts
6) Metros 30pts


Women's Result

1) Serpentine 118pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 90pts
3) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 75pts
4) Hillingdon 70pts
5) Metros 54pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 6pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (25 Jun 2012)

Mens Result

1) Hillingdon 127pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 118pts
3) Serpentine 100pts
4) Metros 54pts
5) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 24pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 19pts

Women's Team Result

1) Serpentine 128pts
2) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 109.5pts
3) Hillingdon 100.5pts
4) Herne Hill Harriers 87pts
5) Metros 67pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (16 Jul 2012)

Mens Match Result ;

1) Herne Hill Harriers 127 pts
2) Hillingdon 108pts
3) Serpentine 95pts
4) Metros 37pts
5) St Mary's Richmond 26pts
6) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 14pts

Womens Match Result

1) Serpentine 120pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 90pts
3) Hillingdon 80pts
4) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 53pts
5) Metros 40pts
6) St Mary's Richmond 12pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (13 May 2013)

Mens Result

1) Hillingdon 128 pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 117.5pts
3) Serpentine 106pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 37.5pt
5) Metros 27pts
6) British Airways 13pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (10 Jun 2013)

On a chilly, but dry evening, the Serpie Ladies' Vets' team, returned a superb
win, in the Mid-London Division Meeting, held at Hillingdon Track, in Uxbridge.

The first event of the evening was trying to arrive at the track for a 6.30pm start.
It's a nightmare journey, from Central London, by both road & rail, but true to
form, I was able to declare everyone available for the early events. Thanks for
your sterling efforts ladies.

The team produced some excellent performances, some season's bests & a great
display of track running, a joy to watch.

The Serpie Vet Ladies have always been known for their great teamwork, but never was
it put more to the test, than Monday night - poor Catherine Coley had a family
emergency at the very last minute & ended up in A & E with her son, who had had an
accident at school. She hoped all evening to be able to get away & still compete.
Unfortunately, it did not work out, she & son, finally arrived home at 9.30pm.

Catherine was competing in 4 events, so these needed to be covered , at very short
notice. "No problem. Bev, of course I'll do triple/long jump, run 800m, etc, etc"
and so we got everything covered & consequently beat Hillindon AC Ladies, ontheir
home ground, by 10 points.

I 'm not going to single out any individual performances as everyone ran, jumped &
threw their hearts out, but I think I can be forgiven for saying thast the 4x100m
Relay team, of Tollie Hicks/Grace Wu/Ally Nolan & Cath Shelley produced a run ,
which can be only described as "textbook" & won convincingly. The changeovers were
perfect!

Looking forward to the next match, our home event , at Battersea, on Monday 24th
June. Thanks to everyone for making it such a good evening.

Bev



MATCH SCORES BELOW. :-

1 Serp 115
2 HAC 95
3 HHH 80
4 ESM 79
5 Metros 27
6 BA 0

Southern Counties Vets AC League (08 Jul 2013)

Cliff competed as a Guest at the South London Division Meeting

Southern Counties Vets AC League (15 Jul 2013)

Mens Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 123pts
2) Hillingdon 103pts
3) Serpentine 95pts
4) Metros 50pts
5) British Airways 19pts
6) Ealing Southall and Middlesex 14pts


Womens Match Result

1) Serpentine 116.5 pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 90 pts
3) Hillingdon 89 pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 87.5pts
5) Metros 23pts
6) British Airways 0pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (01 Sep 2013)

Our vets track and field team had a great day out at Ashford at the League
final on Sunday. While we do usually manage to win the Mid-London section
of the League - and therefore qualify for the final - the competition we
meet there is rather more challenging and in many years our main objective
has been not to come eighth out of eight!

But this year, despite several of our regulars not being available or
falling by the wayside in the weeks since our July match, we had a lot of
talent as well as a great deal of enthusiasm in the team we took. Not only
did we have a competitor in every age-group and every event (even, a first
for our team, the pole vault) but we had some star performances. And we
were rewarded with a splendid 4th overall - probably our best position in
the20 years the SCVAC League has been in existence.

In a report like this it's hard to mention any one person without mentioning
everyone because even though some performances were obviously stellar,
others who willingly tackled events for which they had no previous
experience and with little expectation other than hoping for a point,
contributed enormously to the overall great team spirit as well as the
final score.

While the field competitors were working away quietly piling up the points
those of us in the stands were treated to some very exiting track races. As
might be expected from a club born out of distance running, it was the 3000
where our biggest points haul came, with a first for A-string Amy
Cope-Balchin, a second for B-string Sarah Knox and another win for V50 Jane
Nodder (who had earlier taken 5 secs off her 800m PB.)

Amy, Lisa Petit, Jane and Eddie Brocklesby good points for us the 1500 too.
We also all had a smile when the announcer pointed out Ironwoman Eddie in
this event. His recognition of her and of Hilary Walker - for her 9 London
to Brighton titles - went some way to counterbalancing his habitual
description of Serpentine as a social club! We all agree we are, of
course, but we know we are very much more than that!

Lisa also took on the 800 B string. On the sprints we had Anna
Diamantopoulos, who kindly stepped in to the team at the last minute (and
afforded Tolli Hickes the luxury of running B string), Hel James, running
down and age-group, and Trish Edwards. Tolli also stepped up to the 400 to
join Catherine Coley who further demonstrated her great versatility by doing
the 800 as well as her first high jump since school (assisted by some quick
Tolli coaching), the long jump, and the triple jump - which she even won.

In addition Hel James dependably covered all the jumps as usual and Teri
Griffith also took on the long jump and high jump as well as scoring in the
pole vault and running her first ever 400.
Mary Davies, Tolli, and Hilary ably covered the throws between them and
Hilary and Cheryl Sacks braved the walk - something of an ordeal at the
final, with several judges around the track dishing out warnings and
disqualifications
And at the end of this very full day there were, of course, the relays for
some very tired legs. We managed a 4th on the 4x1 and successfully got the
baton round on the 4x4 to round out a really great day.

The final scores were:

Epsom and Ewell 262

Dartford Harriers 252

Blackheath and Bromley 227.5

Serpentine 216

Radley 189.5

Barnet & District 177

Eastbourne Rovers/Hailsham Harriers 150

Special thanks to Bev Thomas for holding everything together on the day and
to Ros Young for being our travelling reserve.

Very well done team - including those who contributed to getting us to the
final without being able to be there themselves.

Jan

A small supplementary to my earlier report. One of our eagle-eyed team
noticed that I failed to mention that indeed 8 teams had qualified for the
final again this year (I had only listed 6 results). The Eastbourne
Rovers/Hailsham Harriers team was 7th and that the City of Portsmouth were
unable to field a team.






Southern Counties Vets AC League (12 May 2014)

All races started by a whistle.

Mens Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 131 pts
2) Serpentine 116pts
3) Hillingdon 115pts
4) Metros 55pts
5) British Airways 18pts
6) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 16pts

Womens Team Result

1) Serpentine 108pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 87pts
3) Hillingdon 62pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 61pts
5) Metros 31pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (23 Jun 2014)

Men:
Herne Hill Harriers 133
Hillingdon AC 126
Serpentine 116
Metros 62.5
British Airways 18.5
Ealing, Southall & M. 10

Women:
Serpentine 98
Herne Hill Harriers 94
Hillingdon AC 83
Ealing, Southall & M. 53
Metros 12

Southern Counties Vets AC League (14 Jul 2014)

Match result:
Men
1 HHH 113
2 Serpentine 100
3 Hillingdon 96
4 Metros 50
5 BA 28
6 ESMAC 16

Women
1 Serpentine 93.5
2 HHH 78.5
3 Hillingdon 64
4 ESMAC 47
5 Metros 18

Southern Counties Vets AC League (07 Sep 2014)

Match Result

1)Epsom & Ewell Harriers 264pts
2)Cambridge Harriers 247pts
3)Blackheath & Bromley 229pts
4)Serpentine 208pts
5)Herts Phoenix 124pts

Match Report

Serpentine's women vets were one of seven women's teams from across the South of England who qualified for the Southern Counties Vets Athletics Club final and after a great day of competition we came 4th.

This is always an extremely competitive event with most other finalists coming from specialist track and field clubs. Sunday’s event had such stars competing as Clare Elms who has set world records for the W50 800m, and heptathlete and current British Indoor Pentathlon W35 record holder Diane Norman. Ros Tabor, well known to many of us upper age-group women runners over the years, was fresh from the European Vets Athletics Championships in Izmir where she medalled in the W65 category.

Serpentine fielded a team with some depth to it, with 17 competitors across the three age-groups (W35, W50 and W60). We did manage to cover all the slots but one – the younger age-group pole vault. At the end of the day we came a very credible 4th, with 208 points, 21 points behind 3rd place Blackheath and Bromley. As with last year the women’s competition was won by Epsom and Ewell, who achieved a score of 264 points. Cambridge Harriers placed 2nd.

Our team worked very hard over the long day of competition. In that rarified company wins were hard to come by but Pam Rutherford managed one in only her second attempt at the 2000m walk (and well supported by Marianne Morris who was second walking down an age-group as a W50). Catkin Shelley managed to blow the field away in the W50 400m as well as competing in the 100m and 200m and the 4x100m and 4x400m relays; and our hammer squad also delivered a couple of wins – Mary Davies in the W35 and me in the W60. The most prolific Serpie competitors of the day were Catherine Coley (high jump, long jump, triple jump, 400m and 4x400m relay) and Tolli Hickes (100m, 200m, 400m, 4x400m relay, shot and javelin!)

The competitive nature of the event also helped several of our team to achieve PBs and season’s bests – Vic Carter was spurred on by Di Norman’s presence to a PB in the 800m and Jane Nodder was on a roll with PBs in the 800m and 1500m and a season’s best in the 3000m, but the whole team performed extremely well and we were especially pleased to have some members new to the team this season at the final, notably Cath Ferguson, performing brilliantly in the next age-group down to her own, and Martha McKenzie-Minifie, on her way back to fitness post-injury.

Special thanks are due to Bev Thomas for keeping things together on the day (and throughout the season), to Ros Young for being travelling reserve and to Sammy Li for giving up a day to travel down to officiate at the event.

The team, in no particular order, was: Tolli Hickes, Alison Nolan, Catkin Shelley, Hel James, Catherine Coley, Victoria Carter, Martha McKenzie-Minifie, Jane Nodder, Margaret Sills, Cath Ferguson, Avril Riddell, Pam Rutherford, Marianne Morris, Teri Griffith, Hazel Paterson, Mary Davies and Jan Farmer.

Southern Counties Vets AC League (08 Jun 2015)

Men:
1 HHH 119
2 Hillingdon 105
3 Serpentine 102
4 Metros 43
5 BA 39
6 TVH 35

Women:
1 HHH 133
2 Hill 131
3 Serpentine 127
4 ESM 96
5 Metros 34
6 BA 13
7 TVH 5

Southern Counties Vets AC League (22 Jun 2015)

Mens Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 138pts
2) Serpentine 111pts
3) Hillingdon 96pts
4) Metros 58pts
5) Thames Valley Harriers 50pts
6) British Airways 34pts


Womens Match Result

1) Serpentine 151.5pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 144.5pts
3) Hillingdon 127.5pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 102pts
5) British Airways 34.5pts
6) Metros 21pts
7) Thames Valley Harriers 10pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (13 Jul 2015)

Men's Provisional Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 124pts
2) Serpentine 93pts
3) Hillingdon 86pts
4=) Metros 45pts
4=) Thames Valley Harriers 45pts
6) British Airways 11pts


Women's Provisional Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 134pts
2) Serpentine 127pts
3) Hillingdon 125pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 100pts
5) Mtros 33pts
6) British Airways 13pts
7) Thames Valley Harriers 9pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (09 May 2016)

Mens Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 143pts
2) Serpentine 139pts
3) Hillingdon 123pts
4) TVH 59pts
5) Highgate 52pts
6) Metros 45pts
7) British Airways 18pts


Women's Match Result

1) Hillingdon 123.5 pts
2) Herne Hill Harriers 114pts
3) Serpentine 111pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middx 62.5pts
5) Metros 14pts
6) British Airways 11pts

Southern Counties Vets AC League (13 Jul 2016)

Men's Match Result

1) Herne Hill Harriers 143pts
2) Hillingdon 129pts
3) Serpentine 119pts
4) TVH 63pts
5) Metros 53pts
6) Highgate 32pts
7) BA 14pts




Women's Match Result ;

1) Herne Hill Harriers 111pts
2) Serpentine 109pts
3) Hillingdon 98pts
4) Ealing Southall & Middlesex 73pts
5) Metros 22pts