NEB Sprints & Hurdles Meeting
Updated: Jun 19
London Marathon Community Track, Stratford Sunday, June 13, 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the sticks, Reuben Chandler clocked a time of 67.55 seconds in the 400m Hurdles.
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.
Full results available at https://www.thepowerof10.info/results/results.aspx?meetingid=414861