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CAC off to a Solid Start to the Masters Season

The EMAC ( Eastern Masters AC ) league comprises of separate men & women teams ( V35+, V50+ & V60+) with 4 matches run in the evenings over the summer. After the 4 matches are completed, the first two clubs in each of the 3 divisions, automatically make the final & the best two 3rd places also make the final.

Wednesday night 1st May, was the first match held at Chelmsford. A large number of CAC athletes were injured or ill, so that both men & women’s CAC teams were badly depleted.

Chelmsford men finished 13 points from 2nd place, so a strong next 3 match finishes could see CAC men get into the final again. However, the ladies CAC team was devastated by so many injuries & illnesses, so their job to make up the 74 points is more daunting.

CAC men are strong every year with the discus/shot throws trio of Roger Skedd (also; High jump & 4x100m), David Bauer & Geoff Tyler with near maximum points. High points performances were made by: Nigel Gardner Long jump/High jump/100m, Stuart Bazley Long jump/100m, Shirley Quinn discus/shot put, Laura Durn on her CAC debut 800m/3,000m/high jump & Nicola Hewitt long jump/100m/shot/discus.

Any good team performance depends on athletes competing in all events, so while there were many gaps, the following stepped up: Nicole Celestine, Luke Keteleers, Amr Ziko, Peter Tullett, Ken Hoye, CAC debutants; Carl Paxman, Jan & Dominic Barnard. 

Filling all events is key to success, so numbers competing, especially V60+ is crucial

(rules allow older athletes to perform in younger age group, but not visa versa ).

If you want to join the CAC masters team in the EMAC league, contact Geoff TYLER  on

Report Written by Geoff Tyler

Photo courtesy of Mark Smith

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