Eastbourne rovers vet team have been busy with 2 league meetings already.The first was at Eastbourne and with good conditions athletes produced some fine performances.The most outstanding was Cara Maker in the 100m knocking a massive off her personal best to clock 13.1 secs in the 100m.Anna Chaplin made her debut in the 1500m with 6m12.4 and Brian Brett had an impressive win in his 1500m.Seasons best came from Brian Slaughter, Ian Turner, Alan Rolfe, Pete Morgan and Liz Brandon. The great finale of the evening came from Cara who took the last leg baton in last position and soared through the field to catch the other teams on the line.Cara has also leapt 5m06 this year in the Long jump. As a junior it is expected that there will be gradual improvementeach season with hard training. However at V40 cara has proved to be a worthy recipient of Eastbournes 'Most Improved Female Athlete' as she continues to better her performances she did when she was in her 20's.The second match in Lewes saw Brian Brett clock a personal best in the 3000m in 9m01.5 and Brian Slaughter was first in the V60 200m.It as also good to see Grant Stirling back in action.
The SAL matches got off to a good start in Brighton.
A small quality team kept the Eastbourne vest in the limelight.
Team manager Stuart Pelling led by example with himself and wife sian covering many events between them to gain valuable points for th eteam - as well as babysitting duties. Sian produced a PB in the 3000m in 11m32.5.
Emma Cooper was also in top form as she ran a personal best in the 800m in 2m53.1.
Grant Stirling was also thrilled with his best pole vault of 2m80.
Eleanor Strevens competing against seniors for the first time was not phased and ran a personal best in the 15oom in 4m40.1 and followed this with a leap of 1m40 in the high jump.
The climax of the afternoon was the 4x400m relay when Eleanor ran a blistering 57 secs on the last lap to pull the team into second place.
Well done all those who competed and hopefully more will venture out for the next meet on 11th july.