Herts Major League – 1st round success!

  • January 12, 2016
  • Herts Major League 2016 Round 1

Herts Major League – Round 1 – Saturday 9th January @ Potters Bar

On Saturday 9th January Hatfield SC hosted the first round of Herts Major League.  It was everyone’s first opportunity for racing in 2016 and what a great night it was!  We were against some excellent teams – Costa A, Bishops Stortford, Watford A, Berkhamsted & Hertford.  This gala was a valuable opportunity for swimmers to try out different types of race pacing formats and acted as a great warm-up for counties.  We had a great start when I picked out Lane 4 in the lane draw (don’t worry .. all of the club coaches from our opponents were with me at the time, so this was purely luck!).
The #PinkArmy support was on fire all night which drove our swimmers to a successful evening.  We won 46% of all races, came 2nd in 35% and 3rd in 16% (Adds up to 97% due to our one DQ).  Therefore Hatfield were victorious for Round 1 with the full results being = Hatfield: 86pts, Costa A: 134pts, Bishops Storford: 149pts, Berkhamsted: 190pts, Hertford: 216pts & Watford A: 252pts.
I would just like to thank everyone that helped out on the night during my first ever time organising all of the hosting.  I wouldn’t have been able to do it with out you: Vicki for being gala secretary, Jem & Beata for recording, Mike for announcing, Emily & Chris for the door, Mandy for organising the raffle, Andrew & Caz for being the not actually needed runners (sorry about that), Mary for the float, Janet & Kevin for being poolside stewards, Linda for organising the drinks and Ingrid for team managing.
Up next is COUNTIES which I’m sure will be another very successful meet.   Stay focused, train hard & have FUN 🙂
Jack Jackson
Herts Major League Team Manager