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More title joy for athletics club
5:48pm Wednesday 15th August 2012 in Sport
WHILE Mo Farah helped Team GB’s track and field team to their best Olympics in living memory, members of Bromsgrove and Redditch AC also savoured title-winning success.
The team won their fourth championship in as many years when they topped Division Five of the West Midlands League and ensured promotion with another fine display in Worcester.
The team produced a host of fine performances, with Simeon Clarence winning the 200 metres B race by just 0.1 of a second (23.8) and Andrew Freeman clinching the 400m hurdles B in 68.3.
Simon Lanckham won the 3,000m steeplechase, while Gavin Moorhead took the B race.
The women’s team was also strong, with first places for Joanne Frost in the 100m A (12.6) and the 200m A event in 26.1.
The strongest event for the ladies, however, was the javelin. Samantha Lloyd won the A string with a throw of 37.59m, more than 0.13m further than the second-placed athlete and Charlotte Tongue took another first place for the club in the B event with an effort on 21.29m.
Meanwhile, chairman Len Quartly, 70, overcame the odds and the treacherous terrain to complete the Swiss Alpine Marathon.
He battled dizzying climbs of 1,350m and 2,700m across alpine landscapes to compete the course in six hours and 49 minutes.
- Supreme team: Members of Bromsgrove and Redditch AC were celebrating after winning their division. They face the camera — Sitting: Rita Brownlie, Jo Frost (women’s team manager), Andrew Freeman (men’s team manager), Charlotte Tongue, Lizzie Tomlinson and Sam Lloyd. Standing: David Carney, Sally Hogan, Mark Appleton, Richard O’Connor, Martin Aspley-Davis, James Hart, Sean Bowden, Roger Beacham, Len Quartly, Simeon Clarence, Sam Moran, Tamara Ball, Sam Cater and Thomas Russell.