Serpie Planner - event reports

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (31 May 2008)

After a tough start to the season coming last in our first match at the end of April, largely due to our inexperience in many of the events, everyone really pulled it together to put in a fantastic performance last week, fielding athletes in almost every event, scoring in 37 out of 40 possible opportunities, and eventually winning a very close match!

The victory was in part due to everyone's willingness to participate in any event to win a point, even if they came last, but there were also some fantastic performnces, notably Alex Openshaw achieving the fastest Serpie ladies time in both the 100m hurdles and 400m hurdles since Serpie records began! My own attempt at the 100mH was somewhat less impressive, being the slowest since Serpie records began, but since no other teams fielded a B string runner we were awarded maximum points. The taking part really does count!

It was also a beautiful sunny day for the 11 of us to spend the afternoon outside, competing and also watching some of the fine performances by some considerably more experienced athletes in the division 1 match that was taking place concurrently.

1. Serpentine, 76pts
2. Medway & Maidstone, 73pts
3. Yeovil Olympiads, 72pts
4. Belgrave Harriers, 35pts

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (26 Jul 2008)

Match Result

1)Sutton & District 122pts
2)Aldershot Farnham and District 96pts
3)Serpentine 78pts

Just to quick note to say a big well done to all the ladies who competed in
the Southern Women's League on Saturday at Battersea, and on behalf of all
of them a huge thank-you to all the volunteers who came and helped and
supported, headed up by Nadya as meeting manager and Malcolm French as field

It was a tough match, as we knew it would be, competing against two really
excellent clubs, so it's a credit to everyone that we put up a good fight
and came a pretty close third. The result was secondary in the end though as
it was a fantastic day with warm weather, lots of home support, a great team
of both new regular faces, and a trip to the pub afterwards!

The next and final SWL match of the season is on Saturday August 30 at
Mayesbrook Park Arena in Dagenham. All ladies welcome - please let me know
if you want to come. More info on the SWl including timetables, fixtures and
results is on

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (25 Apr 2009)

Aldershot Farnham & District 88
Swindon 80
Serpentine 70
Woking 50

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (30 May 2009)

Match Report and Result

On Saturday in Ashford a dozen Serpie ladies competed in match 2 of the
Southern Women's Track & Field League. It was a fabulous afternoon in
glorious sunshine and with an excellent standard of athletics to watch.
Serpentine ladies came 3rd out of 4 teams but it was very close with the second
placed team so is likely to see us remain comfortably mid-table in the senior
division 2.

Notable results include ;

Tracey Reay setting a new women's high jump club record with 1.40m

Tracey also setting a new women's 100m club record with 13.9 seconds

Lindsey Singer setting a new women's 200m club record with 27.3 seconds
(Tracey also broke the previous record to set the second fastest club time with
28.91 seconds)

Alex Openshaw setting a new women's 100m Hurdles club record with 20.4
seconds (and Tracey (again!) also breaking the previous record to set the second
fastest time with 20.8 seconds)
Several PBs including Jenny Lundgren and Rachel Whittaker in the 3000m, Sarah
Knox in Discus, Pam Rutherford in the 400m
Several women trying out completely new events including Alex Openshaw turning
out to be a natural at the triple jump, and Silke Butters scoring for us on
Discus despite thinking she was only coming to field judge!

Well done to everyone.

Any ladies interested in coming along to the next match on Saturday June 27 in Harrow should get in touch with the SWL captains Rachel Whittaker and Monika Kiraly . You can see the range of standards from the Serpie results and all are welcome, as we can field as many non-scorers as we like as well as scoring athletes. All match dates are on the Serpie planner.

Many thanks to our team of helpers who came along to officiate - Ian Hodge, John
Cullinane, Lisa Pettit, and Silke Butters.

Rachel and Monika

1) Epsom and Ewell Harriers 109 pts
2) Medway and Maidstone AC 75.5 pts
3) Serpentine 70 pts
4) Hillingdon AC 61.5 pts

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (27 Jun 2009)

Match Result ;

1) Ashford 105pts
2) West Norfolk/Ryston 82pts
3) Met Police 72pts
4) Serpentine 64pts

Match Report

I would like to take this opportunity to
provide everyone with an update on the meeting as the team captain for the match.
The match started with the carrying of the pole vault on London Overground, now that
was an experience with Jen Mazullo nd Marielle Vestlund taking the lead on this.
When we arrived at the match the sun was blazing and we went in search of a shady
area. The team then started to form with Mary Davies and Stephanie Vaatz as the
chief throwers with Mary throwing a hammer, shot, discus and javelin PB's all in one
match! Not a bad day in the field office for Mary.

The running events started with an extraordinary effort in the 400m hurdles, which
were contended by Catherine Shelley and Stephanie Vaatz with a second place in the A
race and a first place in the B race. This was quite a significant achievement as
Catherine had not competed in this event since high school and Stephanie was a total
novice. The next few events were also good to watch with Catherine taking on the 17
year olds in the 100m and Lisa dealing with the an interesting false start in the
100m. The 800m was a tough run with Pam and myself pushing to the end. The 100m
hurdles were of great inspiration with Pam's long legs and Catherine's pure
determination to not let the hurdles beat her. Pam and Catherine were novices to
this event, but this was not obvious. The 200m was also well run by Catherine and
Pam going for it. The 400m was a solid run by Jen Mazullo and myself, where I
managed to get a PB happening :). The 3000m was run with pure finesse
by Jenny Lungdren lapping almost every competitor a couple times and Christine
Lutsch doing the same to secure an A and B win for the event. The 1500m was very
well contended by Marielle Vestlund, Pam Rutherford, Lisa Petit and Jen Mazullo
against some serious wipper snippers.

The jumps were impressive with Pam and Christine taking on the high jump and
Christine also taking the challenge of the long and triple jumps and reaching the
final stage in the triple jump. The long jump was also contended by Marielle and the
triple jump by Catherine who flew the Serpentine flag for the club.

Last, but not least were the relays, the events that also show serious club spirit.
The 100m relay was run very strong with Catherine, Marielle, Lisa and Pam against
some seriously strong competition, but that did not stop the excellent team work and
good baton changes! The last event was the 400m relay that started very strong with
Jenny (and the carefully selected gold baton ;)) taking on the opposition to bring
the team into second place, I ran the next leg securing a relay 400m PB and
maintaining our position with Chirstine doing the same and Jen Mazullo sealing the
second place with a bow, running with everything she had left to give.

Overall, as you can read the team had a fantastic day at the Southern Women's League
and I was very proud to be the captain for the day and was very inspired by the team
spirit and team work exhibited by everyone including the official's: John C, Darren
Over, Ian Hodge and Sally Hodge. Well done to all and I look forward to the next few
track and field meetings and to some new people joining the squad!

Happy running, training and racing to all!

Monika x

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (25 Jul 2009)

Match Result ;

1) Cambridge Harriers 105pts
2) Worthing Harriers 91pts
3) Serpentine 68pts
4) Yeovil Wells 46pts

The majority of the non scoring results are listed above although we are awaiting a few.If your name does not appear on the list but you did compete then please contact me.

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (24 Apr 2010)

Match Result ;

1) Newbury 114pts
2) Swindon 78pts
3) Serpentine 70pts
4) Met Police 64pts

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (22 May 2010)

Match Result ;

1) Harrow 100pts
2) Walton 96pts
3) Serpentine 70pts
4) Bexley 37pts

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (26 Jun 2010)

Match Result ;

1) Basingstoke 99pts
2) Worthing 92pts
3) Serpentine 59pts
4) Maidstone 46pts

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (07 Aug 2010)

Match Result ;

1) Cambridge Harriers 109 pts
2) Yeovil Wells 87 pts
3) Serpentine 64 pts
4) Herts Phoenix 53 pts

Southern Womens League Senior Division 2 (04 Sep 2010)

Match Result ;

1) St Mary's Richmond 113pts
2) Dartford 96pts
3) Serpentine 52pts
4) Kingston & Poly 49pts