Multi Events


There was a disappointing turnout from the male contingent of the club but this was counter balanced by an encouraging and enthusiastic gathering of youngsters who revelled in an afternoon of sporting activities. The confounded rain relented for a few hours to allow the event to be held courtesy of the kindness of Lucton School whose playing fields were used.

The senior competition, with 7 female and 3 male contestants, produced some exciting and close encounters with 2 new champions at the end of the event.

The Long Jump pit provided the traditional opener and the scene was set for some epic athletic battles. Martin and Rob were impossible to separate as they embarked on an intense battle to see who was top dog at track and field, so points were shared. In the women’s contest Caz, having protested that her legs were too short to allow her to reach the sand area, went on to produce the first of some surprise package performances with a winning leap ahead of Charlotte and Jo.

The 400 metres was the first track race, run on a partially rain-sodden track, with Rob outpacing Martin to take an early lead in the men’s event. Sue was a clear winner in the women’s race followed home by Jo and last year’s joint champion, Kim. Just 2 points separated the top 5 female competitors after 2 events.

Next on the agenda was the Shot Put where Martin outgunned his rival to even up the men’s competition. Caz again illustrated her sound technique and co-ordination to beat Kim by the narrowest of margins with Charlotte belying her slender frame with a series of big throws in 3rd. At the halfway stage, Caz lead by just 1 point with Charlotte, Kim and Jo sharing 2nd place.

Back to the track for the 100 metres sprint where Rob was again able to stretch ahead of a determined Martin to take the honours. Jo recorded her first victory of the day in the sprint just holding off the attentions of a battling Charlotte with Caz, proving that her power was also accompanied by speed, in 3rd. Jo was now in the overall lead a single point ahead of Caz and Charlotte.

Throwing a javelin often proves to be a test of coordination and execution with avoiding spearing oneself and surrounding spectators being the priority. No such problems for the 2 leading men as the lead swapped with each of their 3 throws with Rob finally prevailing by just 21 cm. Caz enhanced her growing reputation with a prolific series if throws to win comfortably with Kim in 2nd and Sam producing her best result of the afternoon in 3rd. Caz now held a 2 point advantage over Jo with Kim a further point adrift.

The final event was the 1500 metres where Rob took an early lead, with Martin hanging valiantly in his shadow, and proceeded to stride away to record another win at the end of an exhausting afternoon’s athletic activity. Sue demonstrated her pedigree at distance running with a huge margin of victory in the women’s race with Jo a clear 2nd and Charlotte outsprinting Sam in the finishing straight to take 3rd.

So 2 athletes who were making their debuts in the annual competition were crowned champions. Rob took the men’s title after an enthralling tussle with his friend Martin, whose efforts were rewarded with the award of the veteran’s trophy. Jo proved that consistency was a virtue with a series of battling and determined performances to win the women’s title with Sue taking the veteran’s trophy.

This was an enjoyable diversionary sporting contest with both men and women providing rich entertainment as they employed muscles in their bodies that they didn’t even know still existed.


1 JO MARRIOT 3. 2.71 2. 87.25 4. 5.44 1. 15.32 4. 9.08 2. 6.45.84 32
2 CAZ GEORGE 1. 3.00 6. 97.42 1. 5.80 3. 15.97 1. 15.35 6. 8.34.29 30
3= CHARLOTTE HOARE 2. 2.86 4. 90.07 3. 5.66 2. 15.64 6. 8.02 3. 7.09.89 28
3= KIM WOOD 4. 2.44 3. 88.24 2. 5.77 4. 16.16 2. 10.63 5. 7.35.58 28
5 SUE DAVIES 5. 2.41 1. 81.04 6. 5.23 5. 16.97 7. 7.74 1. 5.56.89 23
6 SAM HARPER 6. 2-36 5. 94.77 7. 5.17 6. 17.74 3. 9.31 4. 7.11.32 17
7 LAUREN WILLIAMS 7. 2.33 7. 102.53 5. 5.42 7. 19.35 5. 8.77 7. 9.12.38 10

1 ROB JONES 1= 4.00 1. 69.41 2. 7.39 1. 13.64 1. 25.45 1. 5.46.32 16.5
2 MARTIN WILLIAMS 1= 4.00 2. 70.85 1. 7.81 2. 14.03 2. 25.24 2. 6.04.49 13.5
3 GUY WHITMARSH 3. 2.96 3. 85.59 3. 4.75 3. 16.50 3. 14.63 3. 6.31.68 6

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