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Athletics Report 3

of Phil Sesemann in the 800m, the long jump with a leap
Ed Harrison (110 hurdles), of 7.23m. Further A string
Mike Van Den Dobbelsteen victories came from Mark
(javelin) and the 4x400m Longhurst in the pole vault with
quartet of Femi, Ed, Richard a clearance of 4.40m; James
Davies and Craig Morten, who Alaka in the 200m (21.61); and
had an exhausting day racing the 4x100m team of James, Ed
the 400m hurdles and 400m. Harrison, Duayne Bovell and
Mark Cryer was our Athlete Dan Putnam in a time of 42.01.
of the Match competing in James and Dan had been racing Richard Daniel
five events and scoring 42 in Denmark on the Thursday
points for the team. This night so were obviously running played their part. With 16 of
included a personal best to tired, but James was also second the 19 events completed just
win the B string 110 hurdles, in the 100m while Dan was 14 points separated the three
an equal best in the high jump runner up in the 400m, won top teams, but, after a 4th in
and a runner up spot in the B both the B string 100m and the 4x400m, a third and first
string vault. 200m races and was also part of in the shot and double win in
the 4x400m quartet who came the pole vault, we enjoyed a
Match Four 4th. For this he was awarded 40 point victory.
Copthall August 3rd the Clubs Athlete of the Match. The Club will now compete in
We made it! We won the Athlete of the Season, Division One of the League
match and were promoted however, went to Ed in 2014 against Saturday’s
as champions. It was a very Harrison, one of six ever runners up Gateshead, plus
tense match with B&B, Herne Hill, Woodford Green
Gateshead and Notts AC so presents in the team this year, with Essex Ladies; Kent AC,
and always ready to help out
close but we proved just that Thames Valley, Windsor
little bit stronger. in a crisis. He ran both long Slough Eton & Hounslow,
and short hurdles, both relays
It started in the best possible and did the triple jump. Off a and the City of Glasgow.
way as, on his Senior Club modicum of training during So we are back where we were
debut, Oliver Newport won the Winter, he scored more in 2011 and the aim is to stay
points for the team over the there or go higher! We were
season than any other athlete. promoted because of our
Other ever presents were hard core of regulars, those
Steve Timmins, Lewis Ely, returning from breaks and
Phil Sesemann, Mike Van Den new members. We need more
Dobbelsteen and Mark Booth. of the same in 2014, and lots
of supporters as well. The
A number of others have also 2014 year will be our 35th
made invaluable contributions consecutive season in the
to the team such as B string National League so we should
winners on Saturday, Sam give our selves something to
Brown (pole vault), Alex Pope celebrate.
(shot) and Mark Cryer (110
Alex Gibbins hurdles), but everyone has Pat Calnan
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