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Last updated 08 August 2016

The British Athletics League
National Division One - (Senior Men) for 2016

All you need to know is at the BAL website
6 August 2016 - British League - Basingstoke 8-08-16
2 July 2016 - British League - Norman Park 2-07-16
4 June 2016 - British League - West London 5-06-16
7 May 2016 - British League - Watford 8-05-16

6 August 2016 - British League - Basingstoke

Full results here...

Finished 7th but are 3rd overall in the league, so stay in Division one for next year.

Photos from John Baldwin

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2 July 2016 - British League - Norman Park

Full results here...

Photos from Bill Foster

 

 

Photos from Jay Galley

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4 June 2016 - British League - West London

We were 6th in this match but are 4th in the League.

Full results here...

BBHAC senior men were in action at West London stadium in the National League Division 1 match. With the lead and positions changing constantly throughout the afternoon BBHAC finally finished 6th but have retained 4th place in the league overall after 2 matches and only a fraction of a point off 3rd place. A big team performance is required at the next match at home in Bromley on July 2nd if BBHAC is to maintain its league position.

With the grounds at the Linford Christie stadium resembling “I’m a celebrity get me out of here” as the grass surrounds have not been cut since Linford Christie himself last ran, it was not a great set up for a match of such significance which shows how lucky we are with Norman Park. However even with a weakened team mainly due to exams quite rightly taking a priority, the athletes performed admirably with many competing in their non specialist events just to secure points like Richard Webb, Marco Arcuri and James Habergham, with Duane Bovell also running along relay leg. Schoolboy George Pope equalled his pb of 3.20m in the B string pole vault and with a stronger pole looks capable of vaulting a lot higher. Another teenager Marco Arcuri in his main event the 5000m took over 10 seconds of his pb with 16.41.99 and picked up valuable points.

On the track James Alaka came second in the 100m only losing out by 2 one -hundredths in 10.52 with Toby Olubi 2nd in the B string in 10.80, but James made up for this winning the 200m comfortably in 21.31 with 18 year old Shamar Thomas-Campbell making his senior debut in the B string.

Will Fuller led into the last lap in the 1500m only to be pipped on the line in a highly respectable 3.52.84, while Graham Rush led the 5000m from the front gradually dropping all of his challengers to win by the length of the straight in 14.35.74 in preparation for the upcoming British Trials.

To the field events and without Lewis Church pole vaulting, throwing the javelin and high jumping we would be far worse off. Likewise Steve Timmins competed in the shot, discus, hammer and javelin, and Alex Pope the shot, discus and hammer, and Mark Cryer the long jump, hurdles, and relay. Not quite a four man man field events team as Tom French won the A string long jump with 7.17 and Mark the B string with 6.77m, but also great wins in both triples jumps for Jonathon Ilori in 14.99m and Robert Sutherland in 14.45m.

Hopefully with the full team on duty next month BBHAC can build on these first two meetings as finishing third or fourth this year in the league would be a great achievement with Thames Valley Harriers winning the first two matches and taking an unassailable lead closely followed by Southampton.

Nick Brooks

Photos from Bill Foster

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7 May 2016 - British League - Watford

We were 4th in the first match.

Full results here...

Photos from Bill Foster

 

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