I would like to extend my congratulations to Chris Elson, Andrea Lock and all our athletes who clinched our first major senior track and field team title since the Bristol and West rebranding six years ago. I am well aware from my involvement with the road and cross-country teams just how much sweat and tears are expended in achieving any success like this. To put that into context the last time we won the title was in 1979. Hopefully taking the Midland League’s top title will serve as the springboard for further progress next season.
Congratulations are also due to Jon Wills who, on Wednesday night, added the Welsh 10,000m championship to the 5000m title he won last month to add his name to Wales’ list of contenders for
next year’s Commonwealth Games team. The ease with which he pulled away from his three main rivals in the last 600m suggests the qualifying time is well within his reach.
Finally, congratulations to Derek Morgan who took the gold medal at the World Masters Championships in the 100m in a time of 11.1s.