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finished third in the long        made his debut finishing 5th     both Phil Sesemann and Dan
jump with 6.80 as well as         in a high class discus contest   Kennedy set personal bests of
claiming 6th in the high jump.    as well as gaining important     1.52.85 and 1.58.84, the first
In the B string, one of the       points in the shot. His efforts  time Dan had broken two
most pleasing aspects of the      in the A string allowed Alex     minutes. Phil also claimed
day was to see the return to      Pope to pick up two third        third place in the 1500 metres
competition of Lewis Ely.         places in the B strings to       in 3.57.16 while Dan helped
After missing the whole of        add to his haul of points        the sprint section by running
2014 following major heart        in the hammer and javelin        the 400 and 4x400 relay.
surgery he had been looking       with Steve Timmins as his A
forward to competing this         string. Javari Cameron was       More good middle distance
year but sprained his ankle in    5th in the B long jump. The      points came from youngsters
April and had to have his foot    pole vault demonstrated the      Richard Webb and Will Fuller
in a cast. His training took a    Club is one for all ages with    who were both fourth in the
further set back with a heavy     A string Allan Williams being    A string 3000 steeplechase
cold. He cleared 1.75 but he      four times the age of B string   and 3000 metres respectively.
thinks there will be much         Edward Adams. Allan is the       Alex Gibbins was second in
more to come. Phil Sesemann       top over 60 in the country just  the B chase while Alex Bruce
scored well in the 800 and        missing out on clearing 3.40     Littlewood doubled up in the
1500 metres, and Georges          while talented multi eventer     1500 and 3000 metres despite
Vacharopoulos had a fine run      Edward, an under 17, was 4th     there being less than half an
in the B 800 setting a seasons    equal in the B string.           hour between the two.
best of 1.55.70 to finish third.  So after all these efforts we
Ever reliable Alex Bruce          were back up to 4th in the       Jack Messenger was just
Littlewood took the runner        table. We weren’t going to get   outside his best in the 400
up spot in the B 1500 before      promoted but we were five        metres hurdles as he placed
competing in the 5000 just        points clear of the relegation   fifth in 54.90. He also set
half an hour later. Alex          places.                          bests of 16.17 in the 110
Gibbins and Dan Kennedy                                            metres hurdles and 12.58
completed the middle              Match Four – Liverpool           in the triple jump. Richard
distance success, Alex setting    8th August 2015                  Davies had his first races of
a seasons best and Dan a          With our place in the            the year running the 400 and
personal best of 10.36.05.        Division for 2016 virtually      4x400 despite injury.
In the field Matt Blandford       guaranteed, the pressure was
                                  off, which was probably just     Captain Ed Harrison
                                  as well because we were not      made a welcome return to
                                  at full strength and were        competition and although
                                  particularly short in the        he hadn’t stepped on a track
                                  sprints. In contrast to match 2  for a year he still ran 60.66
                                  we were last on the track but    for the 400 hurdles. Duayne
                                  fourth best in the field.        Bovell was under 11 seconds
                                  There were still some good       again in the 100 metres with
                                  performances though, not         Mark Cryer filling in the B
                                  least in the 800 metres where    string before contesting the
                                                                   110 hurdles. Mark achieved
                                                                   the Club’s highest individual
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