The Surrey County Championship at Kingston was well supported as usual but not many DMVAC members competed. On the Saturday, Bruce Harrold (a veteran in track and field) ran a controlled 5,000m starting steadily and picking up runners in the second half to place 5th in 16 min’s 15.09 secs. Charlie Wyllie ran in the U/20 1500m being just unable to follow the pace on the last lap burn up, finishing 4th in 4 min’s 8 secs. Sophia Hervouvin was 6th in a heat of the ladies U/17 100m in 14.12 secs.
The only medal of the day was a bronze for senior Kasia Kublik-Okon with a season’s best discus throw of 28.77 metres. U/15 sprinters Marcus Austin and Thomas Hughes took part in the very competitive 100m with the former 6th in his heat 13.47 secs. Thomas won his heat in 12.56 secs, was 4th in semi-final in 12.35 secs and 5th in the final (12.16). On Sunday the boys were back for the 200m with Thomas Hughes again reaching the final. After coming 2nd in his heat (24.83 secs) he was 3rd in the semi-final in an identical time and 5th in the final (25.01 secs). Marcus was 5th in his heat in 26.85 secs.
Ben Brunswick cam back from University to run strongly in the U/20 800m being narrowly beaten into 2nd place for a well deserved Silver medal (1.59.07 secs). In 3,000m races Cameron Smith placed 9th out of 18 under 15’s in a time of 10 min’s 34.06, with Fred Geen 9th U/17 in 10 min’s 36:14. Ewan Bate ran really determinedly in the U/171500m to record a good PB of 4 min’s 21.75 secs in 4th position.