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  • Writer's pictureWole Odele

NEB Sprints & Hurdles Meeting

Updated: Jun 19, 2021

London Marathon Community Track, Stratford Sunday, June 13, 2021

Doyin Aderinto, 2nd in 100m Round 2, Heat 3

The combination of a very hot Sunday afternoon (average 27°C)and the Mondo track at the London Marathon Community Track in Stratford, culminated in a feast of fast sprinting times all-round as six club members competed in eleven events at the Newham & Essex Beagles Sprint and Hurdles Meeting. They were rewarded with a total of four personal bests and two season’s best performances, including a club record for Brandon Mingeli in the 2nd round of the 100m. Brandon’s time of 10.29s, was the 3rd fastest time recorded on the day, ahead of Olympians James Dasaolu and James Ellington.

Brandon Mingeli - Dipping at the finish for 2nd place

Wale Daniel was the busiest Harrier on the day, competing thrice and rewarded with PBs in both the 100m and 200m as well as a windy best of 12.95sw in the 2nd round of the 100m with the wind just over the legal limit.

Wale Daniel - winning his 200m heat

Doyin Aderinto also clocked 12.48s in the second round of the 100m for a PB whilst twin sister, Derin achieved a season’s best time of 13.25s, also in the 2nd round of the next 100m heat. Doyin and Derin had been seeded in the same heat for the first round.

Derin Aderinto, winning her 2nd round 100m heat

There was also a season’s best performance of 57.52s for Wole Odele in the 400m, to increase his lead at the top of the national M55 rankings.

Wole Odele - with Dartford Harriers Colin (32) and Stuart (197)

Over the sticks, Reuben Chandler clocked a time of 67.55 seconds in the 400m Hurdles.

Reuben Chandler - dipping at the finish


The meeting was broadcast on a trial livestream feed - see below. The timestamp indicated for each of the athletes listed in the table above gives an approximate start time for their race.

Whilst the high trackside temperature was conducive for fast sprinting times, the humidity and lack of shade from the sun meant most athletes found it psychologically difficult to warm-up strenuously, resulting in many of the 100m athletes effectively using the 1st round heats for their warm-up with significant improvements noticed in the 2nd round heats, even amongst the elite athletes.


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