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  • Mick Bond

South of England "Junior " Championships

Updated: Aug 22, 2023

The club had good representation at this meeting despite it clashing with holidays and the Kent League match and our athletes came away with an impressive tally of nine medals.


Hans Nmaju dominated the Under 15 Boys 80m hurdles as he done all season running the second quickest time in the country this year of 11.21s into a -3.1 head wind (only he has run faster than this in the UK). He was ably backed up by Elijah Olaleye who took the silver in 11.61s. Hans added a bronze in the long jump to his collection with his final round 6.33m being just behind his best of 6.36m.

Hans Nmaju takes gold from Elijah Olaleye in the U15 Boys 80m Hurdles


Our hurdlers did really well overall as Keziah Olaleye set a great PB of 45.00s to win the U17W 300m hurdles and Lily Gayle ran a clean race to take bronze in the U17 80m hurdles.


Emily Cadman had to race six times in two days (well seven if you include a 100m false start which didn’t get called back until they were 70m down the track!). Every single one had a head wind and she did amazingly well to claim two silvers with times in the finals of 12.48s for the 100m (-2.8) and 25.33s in the 200m (-1.8).


In the field Michael Bridge set a PB of 14.69s in the shot ranking him 3rd in the UK (and he subsequently improved to 15.15m at the Club’s Wednesday open meeting this week). Meanwhile Daniel Obike took silver in the high jump on count back with a best of 1.78m though he had three really good goes at 1.81m which would have equalled the club record.


Most of our medallist now travel to Birmingham for the England Junior Championships this coming weekend of August 26/27.

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