Father and son lead the Field

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FATHER and son Denis and Tim Field again had a field day following on from their success at the British Masters’ Track and Field Championships at Birmingham last month.

This time the Sunderland Harriers’ were at the North East Veterans’ Championships at Monkton where Denis won six titles in the over-80 category and Tim took two golds in the over-45s.

Denis won the triple jump, javelin, shot, hammer, discus and weight, while Tim triumphed in the over-45 1500m (4.28.1) and 5000m (16.49.3) Clubmate George Harden finished second in the 1500m (4.37.3).

Houghton Harriers tasted success through Stephen Todner with first in the M-55 400m (59.9) and second in the 200m (27.3), Elizabeth Page with two wins in the W45 triple jump (7.69) and javelin (18.27), and Steve Eccleston with two silvers in the over-65 800m (2.59.4) and 1500m (6.02.9).

H Sunderland Harrier Patrick Martin was pleased to return to the track at the British Milers’ Club Grand Prix at Solihull, after a bout of illness, to clock 14.22.68 in the A 5000m. He said: “I went through 3k in 8.30, quicker than when I ran my PB, and then gradually slowed. But I’m quite pleased with the time. Hoping I can now crack on from here and get 14.10 or under by the end of the season.’’

H Sunderland Stroller Graeme Thorpe finished sixth (40.43) in the Low Fell Watergate Trail race yesterday. The race was won by Blackhill Bounder Robert Bee in 35.51.

H Britain’s Mo Farah maintained his unbeaten record since changing coach and moving to the United States with a superb victory over 5,000 metres at the Aviva Grand Prix in Birmingham yesterday.

H Britain’s Dai Greene believes he has made his rivals sit up and take notice after a second Diamond League victory in quick succession yesterday.

The European and Commonwealth champion held off former world champion Bershawn Jackson on the line to win in 48.20 seconds, with 19-year-old team-mate Jack Green also setting a new personal best of 48.98secs in fourth.