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National veterans track and field championships
4:00pm Thursday 9th August 2012 in Sport
ATHLETICS: ONE of the Thurrock Harriers’ stalwarts, Don Lawless, excelled himself at the recent National Veterans Track and Field Championships. He took the bronze medal in the V45 category steeplechase. The Purfleet-based athlete just missed out on selection for the Scottish Cross Country Team when he was in his 20s. After a break from the sport to play football at senior level he’s back running as enthusiatically as ever. He can look forward to a good winter season with the Club’s strong senior and veterans squads.
Jon Metcalf is another quality performer in the veterans ranks. He won two titles at the recent Eastern Veteran’s Cross Country Championships.
In the V50 category he won the 800m in 2m15s and he also surprised himself by winning the 400m.
Jon gave the Club's youngsters a boost when he brought his Olympic torch to the Club’s training night last week. Jon had run his leg of the torch relay through Basildon.
For much more athletics news see Friday's THURROCK GAZETTE