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Athletics Report  23

        Sunday was no different when   his day with a rapid leg in the 4   was part of the sprint relay
        he was asked if he could do the   x 100m relay.  team.
        high jump for a point, along   Barnaby Corry showed why he   Ben Campbell did his first
        with his three other events.   is such an important part of   ever long jump competition
        Without hesitation Matthew                      and scored valuable points
        agreed and was pleased to   the boys' team with great runs   coming 3rd in the B string
                                in the 75m hurdles, a PB jump
        equal his best. Matt also long                  then ran hard in the 800m
        jumped and ran the 200m and   in the long jump, just short of   very close to his PB and then
        took the top bend in the relay   his best in the high jump and   led the relay team off on the
        race.                   contributing to the winning
                                sprint relay team.      all important first leg.
        Ben Campbell ran his first                      Josh Buddle Smith had a
        1500m for the club and will   Sam Reardon used his wide   bumper PB day posting new
        be pleased with his 5:20.4   range of skills to good effect   best in both the 200m and
        time and strong finish. Ben   winning the B string 200m,   800m and was also the led of
        also led the 4 x 100m relay   just shy of his best time,   leg in one of the sprint relay
        team out.               ran a PB in the hurdles and
                                then went to the top of the   teams.
        Josh Buddle Smith enjoyed   club rankings throwing the   Thomas Penlington showed
        a great day's athletics with a   hammer 14.99. Sam's final   he has fully recovered from
        quick sprint over 200m, nearly   effort of the day was running   a recent injury with a strong
        a 3m improvement in the                         personal best run in the 800m.
        javelin with a great new PB   the 3rd leg in the victorious   Brandon Back had a good day
        and running a leg in the relay.  relay.         knocking 2 and half seconds
                                Robert Murray seems to   off his best in the 800m and
        Medway Park             improve every time he sets
        7th August              foot on the track and his   was part of the sprint relay
        We became official champions   blistering win in the 200m
        of Kent after winning our   saw him carve over half a   These collective results along
        final Kent league fixture at a   second off his best along with   with the U13 girls and U15
        sunny Medway Park. Despite   a more modest two tenths   boys and girls were good
        all clubs fielding depleted   improvement in the 100m. Just   enough for us to win the
        numbers due to holidays,   short of his best in the shot   match and the overall league
        standards were still high and   still had Robert a clear winner   title. Well done to all involved.
        the Blackheath U13 boys once   by nearly 4m! Robert also led
        again produced personal bests   the relay team with another   Paul Austridge
        by the bucket loads.    impressive win.
        Tom Brash had a busy but   Matthew Smith is always
        successful day's athletics   willing to try new events and
        getting new personal bests   did well in the competitive
        in the discus and shot and   hurdles race, firmly placing
        then breaking the elusive 2:30   himself in the club rankings
        barrier in the 800m, wiping 4   before recording a new PB in
        seconds off his previous best,   the long jump. Matt also came
        wearing trainers! Tom finished   third in the B string 800m and
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