Saturday’s match was like no other, with an average wind speed of 28mph and gusts well in excess of 50mph, dreams of PB’s and club records were blown out the window…. it was all about the battle. The 23 strong squad, donning their new Nike tracksuits, finished a superb 5th place overall in a closely fought match and a mere 15 points off the leaders, Birchfield Harriers. This was one of the closest ever matches, with the top three teams separated by just a single point and TVH were in contention throughout the whole day.
There was a feeling of déjà vu about the first match of the season for the Valley team as the weather was a repeat of the wet and very windy first match last year. However, the usual club spirit shone and there were very encouraging results from new and younger athletes and with just a little luck it could have been a 3rd place start to the season.
The team result was a slight improvement with a 5th place finish which Manager, Paul Oppe, felt was a good result in view of the relatively weak team he was able to field in some events. Continue reading First British Athletics League Match, Windsor