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3rd in Arena League Round 1

posted 12 Oct 2014, 16:45 by Didcot Barramundi   [ updated 12 Oct 2014, 16:48 ]
A very exciting if slightly frustrating evening (including getting to the venue!). In the end we came 3
rd behind the virtual Walker Tigers and 1 point behind Chalfont. We were ahead of Chalfont early on, had a wobble in the middle of the gala, and then just missed catching them at the end after some truly epic relay races. The noise during the final Men’s 6x50 freestyle relay nearly took the roof off the swimming pool. Well done to everyone who competed, I hope that you enjoyed yourselves! You certainly did the club proud.

Final points were:

Club

Gala Place Tonight

League Points
Tonight

Gala Points Tonight

TIGERS

1st

8

360

CHAS

2nd

7

276

DABS

3rd

6

275

STAS B

4th

5

202

GODS

5th

4

194

EATS

6th

3

192

WEYS

7th

2

144

ANDS

8th

1

127


My thanks to everyone who helped out: Mark, Claire and Liz for officiating, Debi and Nick for team managing poolside (herding cats and other panics), and for Annette and her helpers for the split times.

For info, we had 2 DQs: a false start on a 100 Breast stroke race, and alternating legs on a 50 fly race. Special apologies to Jack Mason, we couldn’t hear the tannoy clearly and thought the announcer meant his race. So no you didn’t do a false start.

I’ve got a piece of lost property: a speckled light grey hooded H&M top with blue edgings. Please can you let me know if it’s yours and I can re-unite you with it. It is possible it came from Eastleigh, who I think were next to us. Anyway please let me know.

The next round is on 8th November. We’ll probably end up facing the odd number finishers from our gala and the even numbered finishers from the other gala. Which would mean we keep the Tigers but miss Wycombe B and Chalfont. This and the venue should be published in the next week or so. Please can you give me your availability for the next gala, as I think that 1 or 2 can’t make it, so that I can find replacements ?

Full results are attached, plus a set of split times.

Thanks for all your support.

Regards 

Steve

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