History was made at Wimbledon Park on Saturday with Hercules Wimbledon staging their first ever Southern Athletics League meeting.

Further history was made when Lisa Thomas and Eileen Brandley gained maximum points in the women’s A and B 2,000m steeplechase, which was staged for the first time at Wimbledon Park.

The over-50 veteran Thomas set a club record of eight minutes 12.4secs on a busy afternoon for her.

She also set a club veteran over-50 record in finishing second in the 100m hurdles B race and was also second in the 400m B and third in the 1,500m B, before linking up with Laura Wignall, Emilie Bokor-Ingram and Heather Letley to anchor the 4x400m relay team to victory.

Fresh from her South of England long jump victory, Emily Martin took both the long and triple jump events and was also runner-up in the high jump, shot, hammer and javelin as well as taking third in the discus.

Her mum, Ann, set a club veteran over-55 record in winning the hammer B event.

Former Scottish Commonwealth Games vaulter Alison Day won her speciality with a leap of 3.10m.

Best individual effort of the day came from Hercules Wimbledon’s South of England 200m champion, Dwayne Cowan, who took the 400m in 47.8secs, to smash the Southern Athletics League record.

Jonathan Cornish and Joe Clark secured maximum points in the 5,000m while Nnamdi Odum won the triple jump with a good leap of 13.40m.

The day's action ended with Hercules second on the day, and sitting 13th in Division Three South West with two meetings remaining.

Hercules Wimbledon records also tumbled in the second of this season’s Southern Veterans League matches at Ewell Court.

John Webster, the club’s oldest active athlete, set veteran over-75 records in winning the hammer (29.48m) and pole vault, while Gina Galbraith and Lisa Thomas broke the club women’s over-50 record in winning the 200m on an evening when she also took the 800 and 3,000m, and Anna Garnier set a women’s veteran over-60 record in winning the 800m.

Other winners were Mark White (over-35 100m), Stuart White (over-50 200m), Stephen McDuell (over-50 800m), Dave Orchard (over-50 hammer) and Gina Galbraith (over-35 3,000m).

Hercules Wimbledon’s Francesca Clarke was top woman finisher in Saturday’s Kingston parkrun, while Claire Grima was third overall and top woman in the Midnight Sun marathon in Tromso, Norway, on Sunday, in two hours 49:06, where there were 866 finishers.

This weekend, Hercules Wimbledon contest their third Lily B Girls League match at the season at Stompond Lane, Walton, on Sunday, while, at the other end of the age scale, the club’s older athletes compete in their third Southern Veterans League fixture of the summer at the same venue.

Hercules Wimbledon's track and field training sessions take place at Wimbledon Park athletics stadium on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting at 6.30pm and Sunday mornings at 10.30am. Further details from coaching coordinator Maurice Sharp on 020 8337 8707.