Southern Men's League Division 1 – Round 3 Ashford 2nd June 2007

Match Result
Position Club Total points League points
1 Yeovil Olympiades


2  Havering Mayesbrook AC


3 Highgate Harriers


4 Ashford AC


5 City of Norwich




The Southern Men’s League Division 1 team gained their third consecutive runners-up spot in their third round fixture at Ashford on Saturday  

On the track Rob Warner made the headlines with his steeplechase winning PB, moving him up to 14th on the club’s all time rankings. Martin Chester made it a win double, taking B string honours. Salvator Mutijima was close to his week-old PB in winning the B 400m but made no mistake in the 800m where he set a career best for third. Another track PB came from James Murphy who again reduced his 400m hurdles best, and went close to his 400m flat time. 

Anthony Williams, still 17, tackled the senior high hurdles for the first time and his debut time of 16.6s was faster than that by veteran skipper Mark Bishop in the A string, and took him straight into the club’s all-time senior top 20 and junior top 10. Williams had a good day, winning the B long jump and improving his PB in the triple jump. Bishop himself won the B discus and contested the pole vault and B shot (both 2nd), B high jump & hammer (both 3rd), 200m B (5th) plus both relays.

Another 40 year old, Matt Bland, ran a fast 2:04.4 in the 800m, second fastest ever by a club vet, while oldest team member Stuart Tufton showed age is no barriers with B pole vault win.

There was the by now customary full-pointer from the javelin where Bonne Buwembo teamed up with U17 Georgie Bean for an A & B double. Leo Barker added valuable field points in shot, discus & high jump, Danny Gamester was second in the hammer,  and Vince Lazaro was third in long jump, second in B triple jump and ran both sprints and the relay.

Completing the line up were the middle distance squad of Jason Lendon & Gavin Maley (1500m – 4th & 3rd), and 5k duo, both Grahams Pritchard (4th A) and Hogan (3rd B) plus Phil Tierney’s 400m hurdles placing.


A STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist   B STRINGS Pos. Time/Dist
100 Vincent Lazaro (U20) 5 12.3   100 Anthony Williams (U20) 5 12.0 PB
200 Vincent Lazaro (U20) 5 26.1   200 Mark Bishop (M40) 5 24.6
400 James Murphy 3 51.0   400 Salvatore Mutijima 1 51.0
800 Salvatore Mutijima 3 1:58.8 PB 800 Matt Bland (M40) 3 2:04.4
1500 Jason Lendon 4 4:16.1   1500 Gavin Maley 3 4:21.7
5000 Graham Pritchard 4 17:24.2   5000 Graham Hogan 3 17:29.8
3000 s/c Rob Warner 1 9:44.6  PB 3000 s/c Martin Chester 1 11:22.0
110H Mark Bishop (M40) 4 16.9 110H Anthony Williams (U20) 1 16.6 PB
400H James Murphy 4 57.2 PB  400H Phil Tierney 5 74.0
L.J. Vincent Lazaro (U20) 4 6.19 L.J. Anthony Williams (U20) 1 6.18
H.J. Mark Bishop (M40) 3 1.75

H.J. Leo Barker 3 1.40
T.J. Anthony Williams (U20) 3 12.84 PB T.J. Vincent Lazaro (U20) 2 12.15
P.V. Mark Bishop (M40) 2 3.80 P.V. Stuart Tufton (M55) 1 3.30
S.P. Leo Barker 2 12.34 S.P. Mark Bishop (M40) 2 10.93
D.T. Leo Barker 3 32.76   D.T. Mark Bishop (M40) 1 32.10
J.T. Bonne Buwembo (U20) 1 57.95 J.T Georgie Bean (U17) 1 46.68
H.T. Daniel Gamester 2 44.58   H.T. Mark Bishop (M40) 3 21.62
4x100 Mark Bishop (M40), Vincent Lazaro, Anthony Williams, Leo Barker 5 46.7
4x400 James Murphy, Gavin Maley, Salvator Mutijima, Mark Bishop 3 3:31.9