The Club hosted the season opener of the Southern League in near perfect conditions at Bannister stadium on Saturday. In what turned out to be a very tight contest between us and Medway & Maidstone AC for first and second spot we narrowly lost out by just 5 points.
The Club enjoyed a number of quality first place finishes including Damaine Benjamin winning the 400mH in 55.5s, Omar Grant going the extra distance over 400m in 50.6s, Tom Nicholls High Jumping to 2.00m and Andy Lewis setting a new Club V50 best in the Shot Putt with 11.82m!
For the ladies Caroline Johnson also won her 400m A string in 59.8s, whilst Lucy Ashe was never troubled as she placed first in the 3K with 10.39.4. Megan Bailey simply carried on from where she left off from last season with a 3.45m Pole Vault win and Denisa Mihalcea was our star of the day as she won her 3 events in the Shot Putt (11.27m), Discus (37.27m) and a Javelin Throw of 41.60m!
Well done to all the athletes, team managers, officials and our super catering team to deliver what was a great day of sport and which gives us plenty of opportunity to build on for round 2 at Mile End on 20th May.