HEREFORD and County Athletics Club came away with a host of podium places when a team of 12 athletes travelled to Nuneaton for the third meeting of the Midlands Track & Field League Division 6.

All of the athletes were eager to compete after the second meeting at Nottingham in June had been cancelled due to Health health and safety concerns.

The day started with the men's Hammer with Graham Hazlegreaves throwing 20.15 metres for fourth place and Kevin Barnes 14.68m for second `B`.

Hazlegreaves and Barnes then competed in the Shot Put with the former throwing 7.16m for third while Barnes threw 5.78m for second `B`.

The track started with the 400-metre hurdles where George Harrhy was second in 61.1 seconds. Harrhy was also second in the High Jump with a height of 1.50m and first `B` in the Triple Jump with 10.86m.

Just beaten by Harrhy was Taylor Gittens who finished second with a jump of 12.00m before running the 200m in 24.4, also second.

Will Lovejoy came third in the 100m in 12.2, second in the 400m in 51.2 and first `B` in the Long Jump with 4.74m.

Harry Boswell ran 12.6 in the 100m `B` race and 57.5 in a guest 400m race.

Meanwhile Ben Thompson ran 25.6 for third in the 200m `B` race and finished second in the Long Jump with 5.73m.

In the long distance events Kevin Barnes had a busy day running the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and 2000m Steeplechase in times of 3:50.1 (6th), 7:39.5 (7th), 26:06.4 (6th) & 11:18.0 (3rd) respectively.

In the women's events Darcie was third in the 100m in 13.5, third in the 200m in 27.5 and second in the Long Jump with 4.86m.

Chloe Flight was also in action and finished second in the 200m `B` race in 29.3 and third in the 400m in 69.4.

Tiffany Bramley came fourth in the 400m `B` race and second in the High Jump with a height of 1.35m.

Hannah Barnes competed in all four throwing events coming fifth in the Shot Put with 5.20m, third in the Discus with 16.44m, second in the Hammer with 25.19m and 7.88m in the Javelin for sixth.

The Women's 4x100m squad of Tiffany, Chloe, Hannah and Darcie took third with a time of 63.1 The Men`s 4x100m of Harry, Ben, Zach & Taylor went one better coming second in 48.7.

Finally the men ran the 4x400m with George, Zach, Harry & Will finishing in 3:45.6 for second.

The next meeting is in Hereford on August 4.