SAL match 3 - Race report

Another great day out for our SAL team: we were very close to winning our second match of the season and missed out by only few points.

Picture from SAL match 3 - Race report

Our largest SAL team to date this year (we were over 30) faced a very competitive match in Luton last weekend: we fought hard for the entire afternoon with the other clubs and at the end of the day the final ranking said

  1. Oxford 325
  2. Luton 323
  3. Serpentine 320
  4. Huntingdonshire 230
  5. West Norfolk 69

So, yes, disappointingly, we were third by a handful of points...

Thanks to all who travelled to Luton to help, officiate, support and compete. It was a fantastic day of Serpie fun with great team spirit and with some impressive results 

  • Tim&Dani plus Anna&Sarah clean-swept their 5000 and 3000m races respectively, 
  • Bart won his third (out of three) 800m this season with Marcin running a SB and first place in the B string
  • Laura clocked the fourth all-time Serpie 800m time and Sophie got a 7s PB in the B string as well as Lee in the 1500m
  • Our fielders had a particular tough day in the office with other clubs out in full strength, but that didn't stop Mary winning the Hammer (before wrapping up the match with other 6 events), Frank equaling his Shot PB and Tom McKelvey jumping a SB. Some great results also from Tony, Deb, Alex, Jeremy, Camilla and Hel, now back to action after injuries. 
  • Andy R clocked the second best UK time in the 2000m s/c for V45 so far and Rhi completed again her personal decathlon with 10 events. 
  • Sodiq run a 200m PB, whereas Danishe and Ashwin enjoyed their SAL debut with a solid 400m and 100m runs respecitvely
  • Camilla gave also a good crack to the Queen of the hurdles competition by racing in the Saturday's three events of the day plus her usual duties in some throws and jumps
  • Good to see also newbies Abi getting some T&F action in the 2000m s/c alongside more experienced Victoria; and Clementine and Lewis in the relays
Full results are on our website

Our officials gave their usual invaluable contribution to our team and made the match happening. So, massive thanks to Ian and Sally, Sammy, Josie, Daisy, Deb and Steph for spending the afternoon with the team.

Next match will be our very own one: we will compete at Battersea Millenium Arena on Saturday 13th July. We will need athletes as well as officials and helpers to make sure we can give the other clubs a good run for their money and have a smooth match. Get in touch if you are interested to help, we can give more details.

NicLaura and Rhi 
SAL team captains

Submitted: 21 June 2019