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Adefela Lipede                    KYAL at Erith Harrison won        George Robinson
Despite suffering a cruel knee    the team valuable points in the   Arriving late in the season,
injury during training for the    2km Walk. He also competed        George boosted a sprint squad
Duke of Edinburgh award he        at Birmingham in the 1km          that had been hit hard by
returned less than two months     National Invitational Finals,     injury. He also provided speed
later putting in a personal best  finishing a creditable 4th in a   to the 4x300m relay team at
performance at the Norman         time of 6:28.36.                  a pivotal point in the season
Park Open meeting of 11.87.                                         when we were beginning
Unmatched for pace over           Robert Perry                      to realise that a place at the
100m he improved throughout       In spite of a hectic school       YDL National Finals in
the season and was the only       schedule, he represented the      Birmingham was a possibility.
athlete to break 12 seconds.      team in a range of events         His notable performances this
Away from the track Ade’s         including 100m, 300m, and         season were setting a Personal
best performance at Long          High Jump. He came 3rd            Best of 12.3 in the 100m at the
Jump won the B string at          in the Club Triple Jump           KYAL B string at Gillingham.
the YDL first round in            Championship with a Personal      He also achieved 26.2 in the
Southampton, breaking 5m.         Best of 8.59m, an event he        200m in the B string at the
                                  could consider next season        Tooting Bec YDL match.
Callum Myatt                      as he enters the Under 17
Disproving the rule that          age group. Along with the         Charlie Scrivener
athletics is often classed as     Steeplechase and 3000m based      Charlie’s willingness to
an individual sport, Callum       on 1500m and 800m he set          compete and all round
contributed to the team in        Personal Bests of 5:01.68 and     ability won the team points
every track event, and even       2:33.87 respectively.             throughout the track events
found time to win valuable                                          including the hurdles. It was
Long Jump points. Notable         George Pope                       at 300m that Charlie secured
performances this season were     Having made significant           his place in the team, winning
in the YDL 1500m B string         contributions to the team in      the KYAL B string at Norman
at Southampton where he ran       the KYAL in events as diverse     Park in 42.9. This was after
a personal best of 5:00.6, and    as Hurdles, 800m and Long         running a personal best a week
setting a personal best at 800m   Jump, George took up Pole         earlier on the same track of
at the Norman Park Open           Vault. clearing 2m on debut       41.73. Charlie was part of the
Meeting in 2:23.23.               at the YDL match at Tooting       4x300m team that came 4th
                                  Bec. At the National Finals       in the YDL Grand Final at
Harrison Parker                   at Birmingham George was          Birmingham. Charlie finished
Harrison made a significant       extremely unlucky to miss out     the season in style at the Kent
contribution in helping the       on the medals, finishing an       County Relay Championships
team reach the YDL National       admirable 4th in the A string     winning bronze medals in the
Finals in Birmingham              while setting a Personal Best of  4x100m and 4x300m.
competing in the 4x300m           2.20m. This vault lifted George
relay at Southampton. He          to 80th in the UK rankings.       Frankie Scrivener
achieved Personal Bests each      In recognition for competing      Frankie has made a great
time he competed at 800m          in otherwise uncovered team       contribution to the squad this
improving to 2:44.2 over the      events, he was awarded a          season. He became a regular
course of the season. In the      Blackheath and Bromley Merit.
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