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Athletics Report                 29

Barnaby Corry stood up and       putting the shot just shy         Norman Park 30th May 2015
got counted as his duties        of his best. Blackheath &         A buzzing Norman Park was
changed as the day proceeded,    Bromley had two U13 boys          the venue for Blackheath
another great example to the     making their club debuts in       and Bromley HAC’s home
team. Barnaby started his day    Southampton both scoring          fixture in this season’s UK
with a determined run over       loads of points for the team.     youth development league
the hurdles before taking on                                       and the fantastic atmosphere
his new favourite event, the     Sprinter Archie Shipley began     there was matched by the
high jump. After a great warm    his day with a quick dash         fantastic winning result.
up Barnaby was unlucky not       down the track coming 3rd         Our first place yesterday has
to clear his best but with       in the 100m, before putting       us sitting at the top of the
more training will soon be       in three consistent 4m-plus       league on equal match points
soaring over new heights.        jumps in the long jump.           with Southampton. With
Barnaby’s final effort of the    Archie’s furthest jump of         the top two teams at the end
day was a huge one running       4.23 was good enough to           of the season going to the
the 1500m for the very first     finish second in the B string.    National final in Birmingham
time. As Barnaby rounded the     Archie’s speed then helped        in September, we need to
top bend for the final time      the relay team, where he ran      keep up the high standard to
he sprinted down the home        the second leg down the long      secure our place.
straight like a 400m runner      back straight. Paul Byfield’s
and crossed the line collecting  relay drills certainly helped as  Numbers were slightly
even more valuable points for    the baton was safely passed       depleted for the U13 boys
the team.                        from Sam to Archie to Jacob       due to holidays, injuries and
U13 boy Sean Lancaster,          and finally to Tareq.             illness, however the eight
watching his brother James                                         boys who made up the team
score maximum points,            Our other debutant was            put on a sterling effort,
winning the U15 discus,          Harry Cowie, (whose older         recording many personal
hammer and shot put, had         brother Henry does a bit          bests and filling all spaces.
another good day also scoring    of running, jumping and           New member Michael
valuable points for the team     throwing!) and his first          Burfoot, having only recently
                                 outing was very successful        joined the club, produced two
                                 putting the shot over 7m          great performances on his BB
                                 and the javelin over 20m          debut. In the shot put Micheal
                                 chalking up more vital points     threw a big 8.32 placing
                                 for BBHAC. Not content            him just outside the top 20
                                 with just throwing Harry put      in the country and threw a
                                 himself forward for the non       personal best in the javelin.
                                 scoring 100m giving him the       This was Micheal’s first
                                 opportunity to prove that         javelin competition and two
                                 throwers can run as well. This    days before was the first time
                                 team performance matched          Michael had actually thrown
                                 last seasons start and we look    a javelin, after a few valuable
                                 forward to building on this       pointers from coach Herbie.
                                 with our ultimate goal being      Great to have Michael in the
                                 to reach the National final.      team. Harry Cowie had only
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