PAC veterans storm into the finals

Eamonn Dorling (left) was runner-up in three events.
Eamonn Dorling (left) was runner-up in three events.
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Peterborough Athletic Club’s veteran athletes rolled back the years at Corby as some steely performances saw them clinch places for both their men’s and ladies teams in the Eastern Veterans Athletics Track and Field Finals at Bedford in September.

PAC won the men’s match on the night and topped the six-team table at the end of the four-match series.

The ladies finished runners-up to Wellingborough and District AC on the night and also in the final standings, but with the top two teams qualifying for Bedford, it was a successful evening.

Nene Valley Harriers missed out on the finals finishing third in the women’s competition and fourth in the men’s section overall.

Team captain Matthew Dalton led the way for Peterborough winning the Over 35 200m with a speedy time of 23.5.

Sixty-three year-old Dave Whitehead won the Over 50 200min 27.5. Both athletes also won their high jump categories.

Peter Ward has been a regular accumulator of points for PAC this season, and tookfirst place in the Over 50 800m, while 60 year-old Eamonn Dorling finished as runner-up in the 800m, the 2000m and the 2k walk.

Pete Brampton also picked up points in the walk while Karl Eve won the over 50 javelin with a throw of 33.95m.

Nene Valley Harriers men also had their fair share of victories with Simon Fell taking the honours in the Over 35 800m with a time of 6:38.9.

Predictably Simon Achurch and Tim Needham were winners for Nene Valley in the discus.

The star turn for PAC ladies was 54 year-old Judith Jagger, winner of the 200m, high jump, javelin and discus.

Jagger has been a revelation in the league this season and has proved to be virtually unbeatable whichever event she has turned her hand to.

Stacey McGivern was first home in the Over 35 100m while Lisa Richardson won the high jump in the same age group.

Nene Valley ladies fared less well, but Andrea Jenkins won the Over 35 javelin and discus and sprinter Sarah Endicott impressed with second place in the 200m.


Peterborough Athletic Club’s Steven Robinson won the York 10k on Sunday in a time of 32:57.

James Vernau of Nene Valley Harriers was fourth in Sunday’s Regent’s Park 10k in a time of 35:16.