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Ethan Kitteridge had his          and closer to the elusive 14     Scotland’s Edinburgh AC
usual busy day but as ever        sec barrier and ran a quick leg  by a mere 9 points. Eight of
proves to be a team player        in the 4 x 100m relay team.      Britain’s best athletic clubs
through and through. Third        Brandon Back had a baptism       battled it out for the honour
in the B string 1500m, a new      of fire making his club          of becoming champions
best of 19.93 in the javelin      debut in a National league       but by the afternoon Sale
followed by 1.30 in the high      fixture but wasn’t daunted       Harriers (last years winners),
jump rounded off his day.         by the occasion running a        Edinburgh AC (Scottish
Jacob Byfield also had a busy     respectable 2:46, very good in   champions) and BBHAC
day standing in for Tareq         his first major race.            had opened up a small lead
in the relay but not before       Many thanks go to Nic Corry      on the rest. With only a few
running a rapid 13.76 PB          who managed the team             points separating the top
in the hurdles, breaking 14       on the day (despite being        three and positions constantly
seconds for the first time,       temporarily side tracked by      changing, it was clear the
equalling his PB in the high      the global warming debate!),     result would be tight.
jump and jumping over 4m in       Paul Byfield for drilling the    The final result read as:
the long jump.                    relay team and generally
Michael Burfoot had a great       ensuring the boys got to         Edinburgh AC 	   608
day winning the B string shot,    their start positions on time,
just a few cms short of his best  Mark Purser for making the       Blackheath and	  599
but smashed his javelin best by   phone call that also ensured     Bromley HAC 	
over 3m, throwing 21.84.          our two sprinters didn’t
Archie Shipley jumped             miss their race and to all       Sales Harriers	  591
himself to well inside the top    the coaches who voluntarily
100 in the country with a big     gave up more of their time       Southampton AC	 549.5
4.58cm to place second in the     to support our athletes
A string long jump. Archie        including Steve Timmins,         Cardiff AAC	     527.5
also equalled his PB in the       Herbie Kuenstlinger, John
hurdles and ran a quick leg in    Wakeman, Keith Liston and        Rugby and	
the relay.                        Jay Galley (who also takes       Northampton	507.5
Leo McCallum ran a new PB         lots of great photos for our
in the 100m, getting closer       website). Thanks also to Rod     Reading	448
                                  Harrington who also takes
                                  many of our great photos.        Preston Harriers	 405.5

                                  National Final Birmingham        This result, along with our
                                  September 5th                    U17 and U20 placing 3rd in
                                  Blackheath and Bromley           their final, makes BBHAC the
                                  Harriers AC officially           best young athletes club team
                                  have the best U13 and U15        in Britain. The twelve U13
                                  combined boys and girls team     boys that made up their team
                                  in England, despite narrowly     once again competed out
                                  missing out on winning           of their skins and produced
                                  the National title, trailing     some excellent results
                                                                   including a few personal
                                                                   bests. Birmingham arena with
                                                                   its High Performance indoor
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