Athletics: Metcalf impresses in Vets 1500m

JON Metcalf, representing the Eastern Counties Veterans in the recent
inter-area match, finished an excellent second in the V50 1500m.
Athletes from all corners of the UK battled away for what was virtually
a National Title.

Michael Shortall took two silvers in the weekends Eastern Counties
champs at Colchester. In a competitive 400m hurdles his time was 58.4s.
In the 110H – a less competitive race, his time was 16.49s.

Story of the afternoon was Nigel Instances’ win in the senior javelin.
His 33.09m was a personal best and a gold medal a real bonus as the
main purpose of his journey was to support his bronze-medal winning
daughter Hayley.

This week Michael and Nigel will be helping the Club improve their
position in the Southern Athletics League in the fifth and final round
at Blackshots. First event at 12 noon.

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