22nd Apr, 2019

B&R veteran athletes shine

Liam Moakes 6th Jul, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

BROMSGROVE & REDDITCH Athletic Club’s runners were in excellent form in the recent third of four fixtures in the Midland Veterans Track and Field League at the Abbey Stadium in Redditch.

In the men’s competition, B&R are now in joint top spot with Worcester, while B&R ladies are pushing their Worcester rivals hard and sit a close second.

Winning successes for the men were Pete Mould (over 60s 100m in 13.5 seconds and just outside his own club record), Martin Aspley-Davis (M35 400m) and Len Quartly walking his way to victory in the M60 2km walk.

Russell Hingley was just edged out of first place in the M35 100m by 0.1 seconds and newcomer Chris Gibbs performed a season’s best of 12.5 seconds.

The medley relay team of Hingley, Gibbs, Aspley-Davis and Andy Freeman (running 200m, 200,, 400m and 800m respectively) led from the gun and comfortably won by almost 100m.

Elsewhere on the track, Ian Keyte, James Adie and Richard Malin ran well in the 1,500m, as did Mike Neylon in the 100m.

Rob Mole, more comfortable with marathons, ran in the 100m and 400m and several other athletes stepped into events not in their regular training schedule to score valuable points and it all helped to draw B&R level with Worcester.

Adding to the club’s points total and equally impressive in the field was Vito Ricci who threw 24.91m to claim a win in the M40 discus and Neylon who secured third place in both the triple jump and long jump.

Clive Brown was busy all evening throwing the shot and discus before leaping over 1.10m in the M60 high jump to finish second, while Aspley-Davis competed in the triple jump for the first time and came away with a club record leap.

For the ladies, Jo Frost was again in dominant form and is unbeaten this season as she cruised to wins in the W35 100m and 400m.

Maximum points also went to Becky Selvey and Mel Hepke with wins over 1,500m in the W35 & W40 races respectively.

Debbie Ricci was narrowly edged into third place in the W40 100m and 400m but was part of the ladies’ medley relay team when joining forces with Frost, Selvey and Hepke as they comfortably won the evening’s last event as the quartet remained invincible in this season’s league relays.

Miriam Perry, with a club record in the hammer, and Julie Wakelam were in fine form in the field as both finished first in the hammer event in their age group, before Perry took second place in the discus and Wakelam third in the triple jump.

Polly Gerner was fifth in the long jump to go with her second placing in the 100m to earn good team points.

Back on the track, Peggy Bunn was third in the W70 100m with a club record, but then challenged herself by running the much longer distance of 1,500m for the first time and secured important team points in the W60 race and was rewarded with another excellent club record.

It all makes for a very competitive last fixture at Worcester as the home team and B&R do battle once again.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Redditch Standard.

Announcements

Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.

Heart2Heart Dating

Looking for love? Start searching to find a new date on heart2heart dating.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.

Cookie Preferences

We use cookies on this website for a number of purposes. They help us to provide you with a good experience, and also allow us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Alternatively, you can disable all unnecessary cookies.

Targeting

These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

  • __gadsUsed to register what ads have been displayed to the user.

  • _ssumRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user\'s device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

  • auditUsed to record cookie consent data.

  • IDEUsed by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of on line adverts.

  • DSIDUsed by Google DoubleClick for re-targeting, optimisation, reporting and attribution of on line adverts.

  • eudRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • eudsRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • everest_g_v2Used for targeted ads and to document efficacy of each individual ad.

  • GoogleAdServingTestUsed to register what ads have been displayed to the user.

  • IDEUsed by Google DoubleClick to register and report the website user\'s actions after viewing or clicking one of the advertiser\'s ads with the purpose of measuring the efficacy of an ad and to present targeted ads to the user.

  • khaosRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • rsidRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • rudRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • rudsRegisters anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • ses#Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • puxDates for when information in the put_* and sput cookies expires and should be refreshed.

  • ssiRegisters a unique ID that identifies a returning user's device. The ID is used for targeted ads.

  • uuidCollects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.

  • uuidcCollects data on the user's visits to the website, such as what pages have been loaded. The registered data is used for targeted ads.

  • vis#Registers anonymised user data, such as IP address, geographical location , visited websites, and what ads the user has clicked, with the purpose of optimising ad display based on the user's movement on websites that use the same ad network.

  • trp_optoutCookie indicating that a user has opted-out of behavioral targeting marketing.

  • FPTrustThese cookies support the opt-out process via the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI).

  • rpxContains expiration dates for information in the rpb cookie.

  • fcapNumber of times we have shown an ad on a per user basis.

Performance

They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.

  • __utmaThis cookie is used to calculate new and returning visitor statistics through Google Analytics.

  • __utmbThis cookie is used to establish and continue a user session with your site. When a user views a page on your site, the Google Analytics code attempts to update this cookie. If it does not find the cookie, a new one is written and a new session is established. Each time a user visits a different page on our site, this cookie is updated to expire in 30 minutes, thus continuing a single session for as long as user activity continues within 30-minute intervals. This cookie expires when a user pauses on a page on our site for longer than 30 minutes.

  • test_cookieUsed to check if your browser supports cookies.

  • _gaRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

  • _gatUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

  • _gidRegisters a unique ID that is used to generate statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.

  • collectUsed to send data to Google Analytics about the visitor\'s device and behaviour. Tracks the visitor across devices and marketing channels.

  • _gat_newsOverviewUsed by Google Analytics to throttle request rate.

  • UIDUsed to track the user around the site.

  • UIDRUsed to track the user around the site.

Necessary

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of the e-billing services.

  • PHPSESSIDThe PHPSESSID cookie is used for managing user session on the website and does not store any personal information.