There was a welcome return to competition for James Alaka who has not been in action since he was injured at the Olympic Trials last June. The Penge sprinter is currently studying in the United States and competing at the Husky Classic in Seattle, Washington, the Blackheath & Bromley athlete ran 6.83 in his heat of the 60 metres before edging his time down to 6.81 in the final where he finished third.
Also racing there was Alex Bruce Littlewood who set a McNeese University record in the 3000 metres. His time of 8.11.0 improved the previous best by over two seconds and was the 22nd fastest of the 86 who raced.
A number of the Club’s athletes were in action at the Inter Universities fixture at the Birmingham Indoor Arena. In the 400 metres Megan Southwart was third in the A string 400 in 57.03 with Krystal Galley 4th in 58.53. Megan was also 4th in the 60 metre hurdles in 9.10.
New member Mark Cryer had a busy time finishing 4th in the B 60 hurdles in 8.80, leaping 1.75 in the high jump and 6.37 in the long jump. Samantha Milner was 2nd in the shot with 11.89.
As the Club caters for all disciplines, (including cross country, road and track and field), in all age groups, from under 13s upwards to the Masters age groups, it always welcome new members. The Club has a Competition Policy which aims to provide appropriate levels of competition to all athletes of all abilities.
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