21 July 2001.
2 D.Chin 10.52/1.8. 200m: 2 G.Beasley 21.33/2.0. 400m: 6 T.Bayley 49.11.
800m: 6 A.Zawadsky 1:55.25. 1500m: 2 S.Sharp 3:48.20. 5000m: 6 A.Stewart
15:17.39. 10000m: 2 K.Tadesse 30:57.96. 110mH: 2 N.Owen 14.02/1.4. 400mH:
7 A.Bennett 56.85. 3000mSC: 6 K.Nash 9:48.70. HJ: 1 B.Challenger 2.26. LJ:
3 D.Thompson 7.37. TJ: 6 J.Tuson 12.94. PV: 2 I.Tullett 4.90. SP: 3
L.Newman 16.91. DT: 4 K.Brown 54.33. JT: 2 C.Green 66.43. HT: 1 M.Jones
73.69. 4x100m: 2 Belgrave 41.30 (D.Chin, M.Russell, G.Dearman, G.Beasley).
4x400m: 4 Belgrave 3:18.2 (A.Bennett, A.Zawadsky, G.Dearman, T.Bayley).
Gold Cup - Comfortably into the final again
Rugby, 10 June 2001.
had a bye in the first round, Belgrave entered the competition at the
semi-final stage confident of making it to the final.
Dave Smith got things off on a strong footing by winning the hammer
with a massive 73.30 while Phillips Idowu battled with Rugby’s Steve
Phillips in the long jump.
events down and the Bels. had taken an early lead but the next half hour
saw us drift back to 3rd behind Shaftesbury Barnet and City of Stoke as
Will Cockerell manfully tackled his first ever track 10k in promising
fashion and hurdler Richard Sear filled in for our crop of high jumpers
– all of whom appear to be carrying injuries at the moment.
There were high hopes for young Andrew Bennett in the 400m hurdles
but he tangled badly with a barrier coming off the final bend and crashed
to the ground – luckily not badly hurt, but stunned enough to be unable
800 metres and on came Richard Ward.
Utterly confident, Rich took the lead after half a lap, stormed
away from the field with a full 500m to go and never gave the rest any
chance to catch him again, although Shaftesbury’s Kojo Kyereme, fresh
from sprint action in our Speed Grand Prix during the week, did his best
down the finishing straight.
there on Shaftesbury’s lead was whittled down as event after event was
headed by a claret and gold vest. The powerful Graham Beasley took the short sprint and his
emphatic win was matched later in the afternoon by Chris Lambert at 200m
and Tim Bayley, 400m. While Kevin Brown and Lee Newman stitched up the
discus and shot, Phillips was back in action in his speciality, the triple
jump, and off a short run-up was almost into the pit before the jump
Miles had been in action in a BMC 1500m at Watford the previous day where
he ran a 3:46 and here at Rugby he launched a withering finishing burst no
less than 700m from the line. A personal record came from Al Stewart in the 5000m where he
closely tracked the Shaftesbury and Bedford runners as they alternated the
lead but missed the break when one of those alternations, with two laps
and a bit remaining, turned into Bedford’s Hugh Lobb’s successful bid
for victory. Al came back at
him over the final circuit but the gap was just enough to ensure that in
this race we were to be second.
Richard Sear is in fine form and was the class of the high hurdles field
but in the longest “barrier” event we were unable to turn out a runner
at all; the only gap in our team. Ian Mackenzie and Wesley Smith mopped up a 3rd and 2nd in the
pole vault and javelin and with just the relays to go it seemed certain
that we would win. Two more
first places confirmed it – especially when the North London club failed
to finish in the sprint relay and then were among three clubs to be
disqualified in the four lap event.
from Wood Green Stadium had been relayed by ‘phone during the afternoon
and the news that our women’s team were also winners sealed a great
1 Belgrave H 144.5; 2 Shaftesbury Barnet H 121; 3 Bedford & County AC
98.5; 4 Rugby AC 91; 5= Blackpool & Fylde and City of Stoke AC 72; 7
City of Norwich AC 66; 8 Cannock & Stafford AC 36.
100m: 1 G.Beasley 10.7; 200m: 1 C.Lambert 21.6/-0.7; n/s 1 I.Deeth 22.8. 400m: 1 T.Bayley 48.5. 800m: 1 R.Ward 1:53.7. 1500m: 1 M.Miles 3:51.4. 5000m: 2 A Stewart 14:48.1. 10000m: 4 W Cockerell 32:33.6. 110mH: 1 R.Sear 14.4. 400mH: dnf A Bennett (fell). 3000mSC: no competitor. HJ: 4= R.Sear 1.90. LJ: 2 P.Idowu 7.23. TJ: 1 P.Idowu 15.62. PV: 3 I.Mackenzie 3.80. SP: 1 L.Newman 17.46. DT: 1 K.Brown 53.78. JT: 2 W.Smith 57.81. HT: 1 D.Smith 73.30. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave 42.5 (G.Beasley, L.Oboh, I.Deeth, C.Lambert). 4x400m: 1 Belgrave 3:23.0 (I.Deeth 51.1, A.Bennett 50.7, R.Ward 52.0, T.Bayley 49.2).