As you’d expect from one of the country’s leading clubs, BBHAC had many athletes competing for medals at the British Athletic Champs, and for those performing well enough Olympic selection was on the line. We had three outstanding winners with Dina Asher Smith winning the 100m in 10.97 having run 10.91 in qualifying, and more than likely with that Olympic selection and we also hope for the 200m. Adam Gemili won the men’s 200m in 20.63 which should be good enough to see him on the plane to Tokyo, and Bekah Walton won the ladies javelin with a massive new pb of 54.03m with Lauren Farley 4th in 48.87m and Hollie Arnold 10th with 37.61m. Another medallist was Divine Oladipo who took bronze in the ladies’ discus with a throw of 53.21m, also bagged 4th place in the shot with 16.18m, with Zara Obamakinwa 10th in the discus with 43.40m, who I inadvertently omitted from last week’s results having taken a superb bronze with 45.26m in the national Under 20s event. Other great efforts were by Jonathan Ilori with 16.01m (w) for 4th in the triple jump, James Whiteaker took 4th in the men’s javelin with 70.46m, Jahisha Thomas secured 5th in the ladies long jump with 6.38m, Zara Asante took 6th in the ladies’ triple jump with 11.91m, Nana Gyedu took 7th in the shot with 14.48m, while Joe Ellis finished 6th in the hammer with 67.47m and Tom Parker was 9th with 63.54m. Unlucky not to make the finals there were some great performances in the 100m hurdles heats with Annie Davies clocking 13.66, Isabella Hilditch 13.68 and Mallory Cluley 13.70 for a pb. Bailey Stickings ran 52.77 in the men’s 400m hurdles, Kelechi Aguocha leapt 2.03m in the high jump, Ethan Brown ran 48.38 in the men’s 400m and Krystal Galley 56.31 in the ladies 400m. Finally Niamh Bridson Hubbard ran the race of her life in the heats of the 1500m to qualify for the final with 4.21.38 and a new pb, but it was a big ask to do the same again the following day in the final and Niamh was off the pace but proved she can race with the top runners in this event. Elsewhere other notable performances were recorded by Jeriel Quainoo with a new pb of 10.50 over 100m at Lee Valley with Chizute Ogbedeh clocking 11.11, while at Loughborough Charlie Davis ran a new 1500m pb with 3.55.76 and Martin Richardson clocked 16.21.11 for a pb over 5000m at Eltham, and also at Lee Valley Modupe Shokunbi clocked 12.04 over 100m and Kaliyah Young ran 12.07.   Nick Brooks