A lot of club athletes have been in club action in the past few weeks and many new pbs have been recorded both in the UK and overseas.

Adam Gemili ran a much improved 200m in 20.58 at last week’s Diamond League event in Doha, and Katy Ann McDonald lopped a huge amount off her best time in the 800m with 2.01.67 in Jacksonville, Florida in the NCAA East regionals where she has now qualified for the NCAA finals, along with Divine Oladipo who also qualified for both finals after putting the shot 16.79m and throwing the discus 54.79m.

On the track Brandon Murray recorded 10.78 in Dagenham and Jak Mensah clocked 10.79 in Kettering, and Theo Adesina jumped 6.57m in the long jump and 1.89m for a pb in the high jump at Bedford, and Daisy Snell recorded 1.60m in the high jump for a pb at Lee Valley.

At Sportcity in Manchester Chereice Hylton clocked 23.74 over 200m, Mallory Cluley clocked 13.87 over the 100m hurdles and Aron Enser ran 9.31.05 over the 3,000m steeplechase. Charlie Davis clocked a new pb of 14.28.56 over 5,000m at Birmingham University, At the Club pen Meeting at Norman Park where 168 athletes took part, there were notable 400m efforts by Sam Reardon who ran 48.03 for a pb, previously I had recorded Sam had run a relay leg for England but it was GB Juniors, while Angus Harrington ran a pb in 49,56 and Pablo Seema Roca recorded 49.65 also for a pb, with Drew Burridge running 52.72, Ross Edmonds 53.42 and Nathan Firla 53.40, our fastest lady was Holly Mpassy with 57.34, and there were great efforts over the 100m by Tianna Haynes in 12.44 and Zsiriah Thomas in 12.58. Over 200m there were notable performances by Charles Nortey in 23.08, Adam Islam-Medeaux in 23.27 and Louisa Vallins in the W40 with 28.88, while Chereice clocked 39.51 over 300m.

In the Kent Young Athletes League at Dartford the club is in the overall lead with 570 points ahead of Medway on 563 points after the Under 13 boys finished 2nd, the Under 13 girls 2nd, the Under 15 boys were 4th and the Under 15 girls first. In Division 2 the club lies in 5th place after the first round. At the time of writing there are no results for the Youth Development League Upper age group.

Over the longer distance William Brindley managed a new pb by 4 minutes in the Boston (Lincs) Marathon with a fine 3.07.13 performance.


Nick Brooks