A COMBINED team from Colchester and Tendring Athletic Club and Ipswich Harriers performed well at their latest Eastern Masters Athletics Club Track and Field League meet at Thurrock.

For CATs, Carey Hollick, the only W35+ female, was third in the javelin with 14.91 metres and first in the discus with a personal best (PB) of 22.09m, significantly ahead of the second-place throw of 14.42m.

Justin Hubbard won the M35+ 200m with a PB of 25.0 seconds, while Aaron Bollu won his M35+ long jump with a jump of 5.30m and was also a non-scorer in the discus (15.74m) and javelin (30.51m).

In the same category, CATs debutant Matthew Knowles threw 15.94m in the non-scoring javelin and 18.4m in the discus.

In the M50+ category, Peter Godron was second in the javelin (24.95m) and third in the discus (23.35m).

Stephen Cartwright clocked ten minutes 29.2s to finish fifth in his 1.5km racewalk after competing against the King brothers, who both smashed the league record.

CATs' Aaron Bollu was part of the winning 4x400m relay team, less than two seconds off the EMAC track and field league record in a time of 3m 56.9s.

For Ipswich Harriers, Yvonne Holmes won the 200m in the W50-59 in 33.3s and was second in the javelin (12.55m) and fourth in the discus (11.82m).

In her first meet for Ipswich, Hilary Cook was fourth in the W50-59 800m race (3m 41s).

In the men's competition, Dan Gartlan competed in six events in the M35-49 category, four scoring and two non-scoring. He was second in the javelin (32.74m), first in the discus (25.57m), first in the pole vault (2.22m) and was part of the winning 4x400m relay.

His non-scoring events were long jump (4.66m) and 110m hurdles (19.3s).

Another M35+ athlete was Nigel Hayman who was first in the 110m hurdles in a time of 16.9s and was part of the winning 4x400m relay squad.

In the same category, Lee Bowker was also part of the winning 4x400m squad while Bob Woolliams was first in the M60+ 200m (30.8s).

The men finished fifth overall, while the women were sixth.

The club are looking for more over-35 athletes to compete and are also on the lookout for more male competitors.