The weekend of the Inter Area Challenge arrived with blue sky and sunshine. I woke at 7am knowing that we had a strong ladies team and was fairly confident that we could overtake Eastern Masters, who finished just ahead of us last year.
Sadly, by the time I left home at 9am, Angela Jones (W50) 3000m Jan Timberlake (W50) High Jump, Triple Jump and 4x100 relay plus Alison Murray (W50 but competing at W35) Pole Vault and High Jump were all forced to withdraw. These are all class athletes; their absence in a total of 6 events will obviously have a negative impact on the team. Oh well, off to Sunny Solihull, with Mel and I wearing our thinking caps the whole journey. By the time we arrive at the track plans are in hand to cover 4 of the 6 events, we just have to break the news to a few athletes!