Chelmsford AC returned to full Southern Athletics League action for the first time since 2019 on Sunday, visiting Gillingham, to take on Medway & Maidstone, Woking AC, and Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow for the first match of the 2022 season.
In the last full SAL season in 2019, Chelmsford’s three opponents finished sixth, fifth and first in the Division 1 table respectively, so the team were well aware of the challenge ahead – especially with a squad weakened by injuries and exam absentees – but they pulled together exceptionally well, with juniors stepping up, and athletes covering non-specialist events in general, and their hard work and commitment was rewarded with a fine victory on the day, in a very close match. The provisional result was:
- Chelmsford – 191.5
- Windsor Slough & Eton – 183.5
- Medway & Maidstone – 183
- Woking - 180
Read the full report here.