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high jump and both relays;       While we were the hosts,         the 4x100 metre team with
and Alex Pope was in action      some of the home advantage Duayne Bovell, Great Britain
in the high jump, pole vault,    was taken away as it is actually bobsleigher Toby Olubi and
shot, discus and javelin.        pretty local for most of the
Junior Will Fuller set a new                                      Ishmael Smith John who
best of 1.55.85 in the A string  other clubs as well. So despite finished in second place;
800 and Dan Kennedy’s            four personal bests and eight and ran the anchor leg of
2.01.63 in the B string was      seasons bests we had to settle the 4x400 metres team that
his fastest for three years.     for 5th place. Fresh from
Elsewhere on the track Richard   his victory over 10km in the     included Luke Smallwood,
Webb and Alex Gibbins scored     United States the previous
good points in the 3000 metres   week, Scott Overall continued    Jack Messenger and Matthew
steeplechase; as did Shaun       his winning form by claiming     Jones.
Cooke in the 400 and Kertis      victory in the 5000 metres in
Beswick on his League debut      15.01.74.                        Luke was providing the
in the 110 hurdles.              Our other A string winner        electronic timing for the
A hand injury meant Steve        was James Alaka in the 100       meeting as well as competing
Timmins could only compete       metres. Fourth in the first      in the 400 hurdles and
in the Hammer but he gained      match, second in match two,      400 metres on the back of
an important second place in     he continued racing himself      working a number of 100
the B string.                    back to fitness with victory     hour weeks. Jack set two
This meant that we were now      in 10.70. He may well have       personal bests. The Southern
5th in the table, five points    been under 21 seconds in the     Under 20 400 metre hurdles
off a promotion place but        200 metres but as he hit the     champion improved to 55.07
three clear of the relegation    straight the recall gun was      and produced a leap of 12.27
positions. Among the other       fired. As it was he still won    in his first proper triple jump
bright spots was to have Ali     the restarted race in 21.26, a   contest. Kertis Beswick also
Coles along to support the       season’s best.                   achieved a best in the hurdles
team.                            Having been studying in the      timing 15.0 to finish second
                                 States for four years, Jonathan  in the B 110s, faster than
Match Three – Norman Park        Ilori has had little             Mark Cryer in the A string
Bromley 11th July 2015                                            who aggravated a hamstring
It wasn’t so long ago we went                                     injury but not before he had
over a decade without hosting
a British League match. Now      opportunity to
our reputation for putting on    compete for the
a good meeting means we are      team. He finished
called to host regularly. We     second in the
didn’t disappoint either with    triple jump with
the barbeque and beer tent       a distance of
well used and Mike Davies        14.28, some way
organization of the officials    off his best but
ensuring the Athletics ran       this was because
smoothly.                        he was changing
                                 his technique
                                 and taking off on Richard Webb receiving the Steeplechase Challenge
                                 his other leg. He Goblet from President Dave Cordell at the British
                                 was also part of League match at Eton on 9 May 2015.
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