BRISTOL & West AC’s women are also in trouble and facing relegation from the UK Women’s League Division One after finishing eighth and last in the second match at Bedford.
On the day it wasn’t all doom and gloom. On the track in-form Kate Maltby (pictured left) set a Division One record when winning the 3000m in 9:05.6 and was only just outside the all-time League record of 9:04.9.
Kate was well supported by Fiona Marks, who won the ‘B’ string in 10:02.7 for a big personal best.
Kate then also won the 1500 metres in 4:30.1 and with Floren Scrafton (pictured below with team-mate Charlotte Taylor-Green) (winning the ‘B’ string in 4:39.8 that meant 36 points out of a possible 36 in those two events.
But they were the club’s only wins on the track; indeed there were no other top three finishers for the club.
In the field the jumps were very disappointing but in the throws Christina Jones and Rownita Marston were impressive.
Christina won her specialist event the hammer with a throw of 58 metres 23 centimetres and Rownita was fifth in the ‘B’ string with a best throw of 22 metres 94 centimetres.
The pair then competed in the discus and shot while Hannah Jackson and Hattie Dent both had a go at the javelin.
“It was this sort of commitment that epitomized the performances of the team that was there on the day,” said team manager Keith Brackstone.