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Alex Bruce Littlewood             Busiest man of the day was        injured, he volunteered to take
finished in second place in the   Alex Pope who competed in         one effort in this competition
3000m steeplechase despite        six events contributing 26 of     as well. He took all six jumps,
a fall in the water jump and      the Club’s 289.5 points.          finishing in 2nd place and
he followed this with third       So having started the day         improving his personal best by
place in the A string 1500        bottom we were up to 4th          over half a metre to 14.39.
with a blistering sprint finish.  but any two of the bottom six     Likewise another volunteer
Remarkably just two seconds       could go down and our low         Duayne Bovell jumped a
covered the first nine finishers  match points score would work     seasons best of 12.64 in the B
and one of these was Under        against us if we were level with  string and they joined Kieran
20 Will Fuller who won the B      a rival on League points.         Daly and Tremayne Gilling
string in a new best of 3.56.96.  1. Woodford Green with            in the 4x100 team which ran
Fellow juniors Will Ruiz and      Essex Ladies 24 (1155.8),         a seasons best of 41.57 to
Tom Desborough also set           2. City Of Glasgow 21 (880),      finish second. Earlier Kieran
personal bests in the 800 and     3. Kent AC 12 (776.3),            and Tremayne had won both
3000 steeplechase respectively.   4. Blackheath & Bromley           strings of the 100m in times
                                  12 (731.5), 5. Herne Hill 11      of 10.60 and 10.87 despite
The 5000m was also a high         (771.8), 6. Thames Valley         running into headwinds of -1.1
standard with nine athletes       11 (747), 7. Windsor Slough       and -5.2. For good measure
under 15 minutes and one of       Eton & Hounslow 9 (762),          Dan Putnam recorded the
these was Graham Rush who         8. Gateshead 8 (713).             fastest non scoring 100 of
ran a very useful 14.53.32 on                                       10.89.
his Club debut.                   British League                    Kieran and Dan then finished
                                  Lee Valley – August 9th           2nd and 3rd in their respective
In the field the Club secured     After a tense few weeks the       200m races in 21.60 and 21.75
near maximum points in            big day arrived and on a          and Dan would have gone
the long jump with Oliver         bright sunny day we equalled      quicker but for an Achilles
Newport second in the A           our best result of the season     injury.
string with 7.26 and Jermaine     finishing third. Relegation was   The Club’s other winner on
Olasan winning the B string       avoided and we were third in      the track was Alex Bruce
with 7.20.                        the final table.                  Littlewood who took the
                                  Fine individual performances      honours in the 1500 after
Jermaine also made a rare         and a good team spirit ensured    a titanic battle down the
triple jump appearance leaping    every A and B string was          home straight with Windsor’s
13.76 while in the A string       filled even if those competing    Alex Tovey. Just 25 minutes
Stefan Amokwandoh was 5th         were not doing their main         separated this and the 3000m
on his debut with 14.26.          discipline.                       which saw Alex back on the
                                  Jermaine Olasan was a perfect     track again to finish third.
Tom Parker made a welcome         example of this. He won his       Likewise youngster Will
return to the team to finish      specialist event, the long jump   Fuller, who had interrupted a
second in the hammer              with a leap of 7.28. Then,        family holiday to come back to
with 52.49; Mike Van Den          knowing we had our three          compete for the team. He was
Dobbelsteen was 3rd in the        best triple jumpers abroad or     4th in the B 1500 and then,
javelin with 50.66 and Louis
Mascarenhas set a new best of
45.52 in the discus.
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