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36                                                                 Athletics Report


were now both free to get full   continued to do what they         this further. Jacob sporting
use out the indoor soft play     have done all season, win,        a new pair of spikes having
area otherwise known as the      both strings and in fantastic     returned the borrowed pair,
high jump mat!                   style. Rowan powered away         took a while to settle in with
Michael and Ethan were           from the gun and looked           two no jumps. The pressure
back in action in the field in   controlled in all the 3.75 laps.  was on as he faced his final
the javelin. Micheal got in a    Rowan crossed the line 20         jump but we needn’t have
safe throw to secure valuable    seconds clear of second place     worried as he nailed the
points before trying a new       and in doing so set a new         board and flew to a big 4.15
run up technique (that may       league record of 4:31.20. A       winning the bronze medal in
have seen on youtube!) that      brilliant run despite having      the process.
could have seen the javelin      just climbed down from            The last event of the day
orbiting mars but sadly didn’t.  Gemma’s physio bench after        for the U13 boys was the 4
Ethan struggling with his        treatment for a back spasm!       x 100 and three strong legs
knee was only able to throw      Sam Reardon has really taken      and three safe change overs
with a restricted approach but   to the track season and runs      from sprinter Leo McCallum,
scored more valuable points.     with more maturity than his       Kyron and Archie left Tareq
Back on the track were the       years as he comfortably won       only 10m down on the very
sprinting boys and two more      the B string.                     strong Cardiff quartet. Tareq
great victories and more         Sprinter Archie Shipley had to    took the baton and flew
maximum points in the            wait all day to compete in his    down the track gaining on
100m. Tareq 12.55 and Kyron      first event as the long jump      Cardiff with every stride
12.49 (windy) were classy        didn’t start until 4pm. Archie    but unfortunately ran out of
performances. The 1500m          wasted no time leaping to a       track and crossed the line just
was the next event and Rowan     great 4.34 in the first round     2/10th of second behind but
Fuss and Sam Reardon             but wasn’t able to improve on     still winning a superb silver
                                                                   for the team.
                                                                   Blackheath and Bromley
                                                                   HAC are one of the best
                                                                   supported clubs and that was
                                                                   evident on the day with Mr
                                                                   and Mr President and many
                                                                   BB members and parents
                                                                   there in large numbers. I
                                                                   would especially like to
                                                                   thank Ethan’s mum Teresa,
                                                                   Barnaby’s dad Nic and Jacob’s
                                                                   dad Paul for all their help in
                                                                   ensuring the weekend was
                                                                   safe and fun. Thanks also to
                                                                   Jay for all he does behind the
                                                                   scene (and that is loads) and
                                                                   for his great work behind the
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