TVH top the first BAL match in Swansea

On Sunday 12th May TVH men headed over to Swansea to compete in the first match of the Britsh Athletics League, and it was well worth the trip!

It was a warm sunny day with only a little wind, so good conditions for racing, jumping and throwing. Valley spirit was high and we were ready to hit the ground running in the first league match. 

We compete in Division 1 against 6 other teams and the aim was to ensure we were close to the top of the table as possible, so we stand a good chance of promotion at the end of the season. We managed to secure the lead, but had the Swansea team snapping at our heels throughout the whole event, making for an exciting day. 

TVH ended the day with 371.5 points whilst Swansea were close behind with 364. 

Full results can be found HERE

Across the day we welcomed 5 men to the TVH BAL team. They put in some great debut performances and we look forward to seeing more from them across the rest of the season! 

5 TVH BAL debuts :

Nicholas Atwell, 3 wins in 400m A string (48:52), 4x100m and 4x400m.

Gavin Lock, 2nd in 400m B string (49:39), 1st in 4x400m.

Jack Paget (HCA, 2nd claim) , 1st in B string hammer (51:01), 2nd in B string shot (13:06).

Niki Faulkner (HCA, 2nd claim), 5th in A string 1500m (3:59:85).

Dan Mulryan, 3rd in B string 1500m (4:00:36).

We also witnessed brilliant performances across the board, but a special mention goes out to the 5 athletes that achieved 7 pb’s between them. This is fantastic at this stage of the season and show’s we have so much more to come as a team! 

7 TVH PB’s :

Jack Hatton, 1st in PB time in110MH A string (14:11) , 1st in PB time in100m B string (10:73).

Sam Mace (HCA, 2nd claim), 3rd in PB distance in B string discus (38:73), 4th in PB distance throw in B string javelin (39:28).

Michael Cameron, 3rd in PB time in A string steeplechase (9:32:01).

Oli Newton, 1st in PB time in B string steeplechase (9:39:52).

Dan Mulryan, 3rd in PB time in B string 1500m (4:00:36).

As you may know, each league match see’s 3 Man of the Match awards. One for Track, one for field and the Club Man of the Match award goes to someone who goes above and beyond for the team.

TVH Track Man of the Match:
A big well done to Jack Hatton that set not 1 but 2 PB’s
1st in PB time in110MH A string , 1st in PB time in100m B string.

TVH Field Man of the Match:
Congratulations to Sam Mace (HCA, 2nd claim), who also achieved 2 PB’s across the day! Fantastic competing. 1st in A string hammer, 3rd in PB distance in B string discus, 4th in PB distance throw in B string javelin.

TVH Club Man of the Match:
Big thanks to Danny Burrowes, who went above and beyond for the team covering the gaps we had in the B string 400MH and the pole vault! 5th in B string 400MH, 7th in B string pole vault.

All thoroughly deserved, well done lads!

Also big thanks to our Team Managers Phil Wetton and Chris McAlister who give up their time to select and support the team! We would not be able to do it without you. 

The final points score is included below. Next match is scheduled in Leigh, Manchester for the 9th June and we cannot wait! 

BAL Division 1, Match 1, Swansea, Sunday May 12, 2019 :

1. TVH, 371.5
2. Swansea, 364
3. Liverpool, 332
4. Bournemouth, 299
5. Windsor, 268
6. Sale, 266
7. Southampton, 190.5

BAL Division 1 Matches 2019 :

Sunday May 12

Sunday June 9
Leigh, Manchester

Saturday July 6
Eton, Windsor

Sunday August 4