Walton’s men were in the middle of yet another very close match at Ilford on Saturday. The lead changed hands many times throughout the day between Hercules Wimbledon, Walton and the host club Ilford. Going into the last event, the 4 x 400m relay Wimbledon were just out of reach but Walton and Ilford were neck and neck in second place. A thrilling relay saw Ilford head Walton by less than a second leaving us in third place. Norwich and Oxford were well adrift in 4th and 5th.
The track events started with a win for Adam Mccarthy in the 400m hurdles with David Moles 3rd in the B race. Adam was 2nd in the sprint hurdles with Julian Langley 3rd in the B.
Walton’s sprinters had a good day with 2nd and 3rd for Ramon Wright and Lawrecne Munro in the 100m, 3rd and 1st for Ramon and Mark Partridge in the 200m and two 2nd places for Alex Fraser and Jack Marchbank in the 400m. The sprinters rounded the day off with a season’s best and a win in the 4 x 100m relay.
Points were harder to come by in the distance races with the only winner being Steve Mills in the B string steeplechase. Steve also ran a season’s best for 2nd in the B string 800m. James Harvey ran just outside his best for the year in the chase and the 5k but only