It was a weekend of extremes for athletes from Wolverhampton & Bilston AC. The extreme weather put paid to the prospect of the club hosting our own Turkey Trot. A couple of hours of deliberation on Saturday morning inspecting the course, reviewing the start and finish areas and looking at possible alternatives left us with a difficult decision but rather than leave people waiting the decision was made to postpone the race until early in the New Year and based on the weather conditions on Sunday it proved to be the correct one. Ironically another 24 hours later the thermometer had risen to a balmy 12 degrees and all snow and ice had disappeared.
We then moved from extreme weather to extreme distances with the club’s marathon duo ticking off another race in their mutual quest to reach 200 completed races over the distance. The weather may have been a little kinder down south, although not by much from what I understand, where Dave Joynson finished in 53rd place in 3.28.58 and Gillian Mitchell clocked 5.59.32 to take 529th place in the Portsmouth Coastal Marathon.
And with very little else on at the weekend it just leaves us with the opportunity to catch up on a result that was missed from the week before where La-Taunya Samuels clocked a seasons best to win her heat over 60m with a time of 8.14 and also recorded a personal best of 44.12 over 300m and Psalm Roberts-Nash raced over 600m clocking a seasons best of 1.21.21, although it is early in the season, in the Northern Athletics Indoor Open meeting in Sheffield.