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        looked hard to achieve but   an inspired decision that was   himself off and completed the
        with great competition from   as Charlie Adams excelled on   race. Bitterly disappointed,
        the Southampton athlete Sam   his Blackheath and Bromley   Jacob was met with loads of
        kept pushing on from the   debut. Charlie had a great   encouraging words from team
        front and was delighted to   series of throws but saved the   mates, parents and complete
        cross the line in first place,   best until last as he launch   strangers but was reassured
        in a winning time of 4:32.2,   the spear out to massive   that if he runs at that pace next
        hacking another five seconds   26.19m, not bad in his first   time the club record will surely
        off his best, a truly stunning   club competition. Charlie also   go. Not letting disappointment
        performance.            scored valuable points in the   get in the way Jacob then
        Without time to think about   shot, putting just short of 6m.   produced three lifetime best
        tired lactic filled legs Sam was   I’m sure Charlie’s parents and   performances, first in the high
        then called upon to sprint the   grand parents, there watching,   jump clearing 1.40m. A great
                                                        series of jumps in the long
                                                        jump, just shy of the elusive
                                                        5m for his second PB and
                                                        being part of the winning relay
                                                        team his third PB. Well done
                                                        to Jacob who didn’t let his
                                                        disappointment affect the rest
                                                        of his day.
                                                        Robert Murray also had a PB
                                                        bonanza as he recorded three
                                                        new bests and one equal best.
                                                        Robert started his day putting
                                                        the shot out to a huge 10.88m
                                                        and was rewarded with a
                                                        fantastic fourth place in the
                                                        National rankings. Two quick
                                                        sprints from Robert up against
        second leg of the 4 x 100m   were as impressed as the BB   a lightning fast Reading lad
        relay. Three very efficient   contingent were.  resulted in an equal best in
        baton hand overs, practiced in   Jacob Byfield had another   the 100m of 13.3 and a great
        training, saw the boys run a   busy day and is full of   new best of 27.2 in the 200m.
        seasons best and win by over   running. First up was the   Robert capped his day leading
        two seconds, a performance   hurdles and Jacob soon had   the relay team home in a
        that may well earn them a   a massive lead on the field as   seasons best time.
        Kent relay call up.     he effortlessly glided over the   Connor Sutton making his
        Sports teacher Steve Timmins   hurdles at break neck speed,   National team debut showed
        encouraged one of his pupils   possibly a bit too fast as Jacob   he has the potential to become
        to come to the track after   caught the sixth hurdle and his   a class athlete as he cruised
        seeing him “naturally”   momentum took him crashing   to a new best 100m time of
        throwing the javelin a fair   through the seventh but such   13.7 placing second in the B
        distance during PE and what   is his maturity Jacob dusted   string against boys a year older
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