Rain shortens Good Friday track meet

Matt Crampton

DESPITE the forecasts of rain for Good Friday, the Southern Counties CU annual track meeting at Herne Hill went ahead with bumper crowds, and although the weather eventually called a halt to the day there was some good action for the spectators to enjoy.

Just four races were completed ? and the heats for another ? as organisers finally conceded defeat to the weather at around 4pm. But by then Matt Crampton (Science in Sport) had won the Neovite Sprint with an impressive 10.904sec victory, while World Cup Series gold medallist Chris Newton showed once again his skills in the points race, with a comfortable victory in a classy field.

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