ADAM Gemili returned from the European Junior Championships at Tallinn, Estonia with two silver medals.

The Blackheath & Bromley athlete was second in the 100 metres and was then part of the 4x100 metre team who also finished in the runner up spot.

This is a remarkable achievement for the John Blackie coached athlete as this is his first full Summer of Athletics.

He cruised through his heat in 10.49 and then clocked 10.41 in the final pushing Great Britain number one David Bolarinwa into third.

The two were then part of the 4x100 team who finished in second place in a time of 39.85.

Ben Hopkins ran a new best of 53.39 in the 400 hurdles but this was not enough to allow him to progress beyond the heats.

Megan Southwart did, however, as she clocked 60.16. She then improved to 59.87 in her semi final where she finished in 7th place.

Kate Curran is the latest athlete from the Club to gain an International selection.

She has been chosen as a reserve for the GE Great Britain triathlon team at the 2011 ETU Youth Triathlon Championships in Tours, France at the end of August.

With athletes away at the European Championships, the Club were not at full strength for the final Southern Premier Division match of the National Junior Athletics League at Norman Park.

The Club finished in third place on the day which means that they have qualified for the National Final at Derby in September.

However, they will not go there as Southern Premier Champions as they were pipped to the title by Shaftesbury Barnet who won the match and were crowned Area champions by just 1.5 event points, as both finished with 29 League points.

Samantha Milner won the female Athlete Of The Match for her 41.28 throw in the discus.

She also won the shot and was second in the B string javelin.

Grace Sheppard was another double A string winner with victories in both the 100 and 200 races and she was also part of the winning 4x100 metre team along with Georgina Middleton, Amara Lalaemi Jacobs and Charlotte Colegate.

Other A string wins came from Phil Sesemann in the 2000 steeplechase; Jonathan Ilori (triple jump); Mark Longhurst (pole vault); Ben Parkin (400 hurdles) and Sarah Abrams (triple jump).

As reported last week, the Club’s Young Athletes team have missed out on a place in this year's National Final in September but will compete in the Auxilliary Final instead.

Despite the disappointment of not qualifying there were, nevertheless, a number of fine performances at the Area Final at Copthall with eight National Grade One performances achieved.

In the under 17s age group these came from Aine Hurlock (75 metre hurdles 11.81), Dina Asher Smith (100 in 11.96) and Rachel Dickens (300 in 39.76). Aine and Dina’s times were both personal bests.

More sprints success came in the under 15s with grade ones for Maya Bruney (200 in 25.78), Cheriece Hylton (200 26.23) and Shannon Hylton (100 12.47).

Nicole Farmer timed an excellent new personal best of 10.15 in the under 13 girls 75 metres while Akina Gondwe-Onobrouche won the shot with a throw of 8.68.

The Regional Final is a big step up from the four divisional fixtures from which the team qualified as it is an 8 team event against the best Clubs in the South.

Therefore, to win an A string event is quite an achievement.

Bonnie Bratton won the under 17 womens hammer with a throw of 38.47 and the 4x100 and 4x300 quartets of Georgina Middleton, Dina Asher Smith, Charlotte Colegate and Rachel Dickens also enjoyed victories.

More relay success came in the under 15s age group with wins for both the boys and girls quartets courtesy of Dotun Ayodele, Joshua Dalsan, Alex Skipp, and Ayo Ajiboye; and Vivien Olatunji, Maya Bruney, Yemisi Sofolarin won the discus with a throw of 34.03 and Jon Pairman the high jump with a clearance of 1.60.

Jamiyla Robinson-Pascal won the under 13s high jump with a leap of 1.33 and the 4x100 metre team of Olivia Richer, Toyin Orelaja, Parris Johnson and Nicole Farmer won in a time of 54.70.

Neither of the club’s senior teams have qualified for the Final of the Super8. Both teams finished third in their semi finals at Luton.

The women only had two athletes competing but what they lacked in quantity they made up for in quality as Sam Milner in the discus with a throw of 42.31and Christina Moore with a clearance of 3.00 in the pole vault both won their events achieving maximum points.

This gave them third in the team event as only three clubs contested the event rather than the Super eight.

The mens turn out was better and wins came from Alloy Wilson in the 400 in 49.0 and Steve Timmins in the discus with a throw of 35.81.

Alloy also ran a swift 48.5 medley relay split.

Duayne Bovell looked to have won the 100 metres but was given second place in 11.2, electronic timing may well have shown otherwise.

Lewis Ely was pleased to be over 1.90 again as he placed second in the high jump and Murray Hilborne came in at short notice in the pole vault going out at what would have been a new best of 3.10.

Many of the Club’s athletes have been in action at various open meetings around the country.

At the British Milers Club races at Stretford, Ben Harding ran 1.51.75 for the 800, a new best by a hundredth of a second. Alex Bruce Littlewood timed 3.59.05 for the 1500.

Highlight at the Cambridge Harriers Open Meeting was a new Club M50 record for Keith Ewing in the 1500 metres. He timed an impressive 4.15.1 to take more than three seconds off Hugh Morten’s previous record.

Alex Bruce Littlewood raced again timing 1.54.20 for 800. Steve Cavey ran a season’s best of 1.55.41.Others to compete were Russell Bentley (1.57.08), David McKinley (1.59.40), Lucy Sidey (2.26.11), Leah Louise Everson (2.26.53) and Jessica Keene (2.30.16).

Will Ruiz ran 4.34.6 for 1500 with Kate Curran timing 4.45.9, Ken Daniel 5.05.6 and Michelle Fewster 5.19.7.

Holly Fletcher and Sonia Woolhouse ran 61.91 and 64.00 in the 400 and Seyi Daramola ran 12.1 and 13.36 in the 100s.

At the Herne Hill Open Meeting Jermaine Alexander ran 22.58 for the 200 with Luke Smallwood clocking 22.61 while Richard Holt ran 59.1 for the 400 hurdles.

David Beadle was the Club’s first finisher at the latest Bromley 5km park run at Norman Park.

He finished 11th in 19.01 with Graham Coates 15th and Joshua Dowling 16th. Justine Eastbury was the first woman from the Club to finish in 64th place.

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