TVH Vets finish fourth in Southern League

TVH Vets men travelled to Perivale on a fine Wednesday evening for the 4th and final installment of the SCVAC Vets league Mid-London division. A couple of injuries left the team slightly depleted but no less determined to hold on to the solid 4th place attained over the previous three outings.


In the M35A Greg Bennett ran 4th in 28 sec flat and Paul Woodgate ran 3rd M35B in 33.3 seconds. Nick Michael was 6th in the M60 with a time of 34.6 seconds.


Paul Woodgate ran 5th M35B in 2:33.5 and Richard Hooley running a shorter distance than usual was 4th M50 in 2:31.1


Christian Neilson was 5th M35A finishing in 10:38.2 and Paul Woodgate was 5th in the M35B with a time of 10:58.2. John Husbands worked hard for a 12:14.6 3rd place in the M50.

Long Jump

Greg Bennett jumped into 3rd M35 with 4.69m and Trevor Wade showed his class by jumping 4.02m in the M60 giving TVH vets their only 1st place of the series!

High Jump

Trevor Wade jumped in the M50 category for a 2nd place 1.25m.


Greg Bennett threw a 2nd place 34.42m in the M35


In the M35 Greg Bennett was 4th with 14.26m and John Husbands 5th in the M50 with 12.17m

To finish off the evening, TVH men finished 5th in the 4x 100m relay.

After the 4 meets the final standings for the men’s teams are:

1st Herne Hill Harriers 589pts

2nd Hillingdon 515pts

3rd Serpentine 514pts

4th Thames Valley Harriers 246pts

5th Metros 208pts

6th Highgate Harriers 176pts

7th British Airways 53pts

 Congratulations to HHH and Hillingdon who now progress to the finals.

Special thanks to those who gave up their time to help with the field events and officiate including Barry Saunders, Geoff Hawes, John Husbands and Dave Wilkinson.

Well done and thanks to all the athletes who competed over the 4 meets, it’s been great fun and I’m looking forward to challenging the top 3 next time around.