Sunday, February 25, 2024

Athletics: Metcalf star of Vets scene

JON Metcalf was the star performer in the Vets League match held at Southend last week. In winning the 800m he beat the world’s leading V60 runner at 1500m.

Dave Butler of Billericay. While it cannot be said that 800m is Butler’s ideal distance he does not get beaten very often in Essex races by veterans of any age. So Jon’s comprehensive victory was a real feather in his cap.

In the Southend Half Marathon on Sunday John Russell battled to a top 25 finish in the 2,500 competitors with a time of 82 minutes. John has suffered breathing problems in recent months but recent performances show he is overcoming this.


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