• Mick Bond

Weekly Update - Club Records Tumble

Updated: Sep 15, 2021

An amazing five club records were broken over the last week. In Zurich at the Wanda Diamond League final Daryll Neita continues her stellar season breaking the club records in both the 100m (10.93) and the 200m (22.81).

Back home at the Kent Relays on Sunday at Sutcliffe Park it was the 4 x 100m sprinters time to shine as first the Under 13 Boys broke the club record (53.0) then the Under 15 Girls did the same (49.3) and finally the Under 17 Men (42.7).



Records setting Under 13 Boys - Oliver, Josh, Tom and Junior



UK Number 1's Nuriah, Zafirah, Keziah and Faith


The teams now sit 4th, 1st, and 2nd in the UK Power of Ten rankings whilst the Under 17 men ended up only 0.1 off the club’s senior record. The Under 15 Girls and Under 17 men doubled their gold tally in the 4 x 200m events whilst in the Under 13 Boys event Junior Onyemaechi was inches away from doing the same following a storming last leg. In the Under 17 Women’s category there were three silvers across the 4 x 100m, 4 x 200m and 3 x 800m with Inez Rice competing in all three!

Under 17 boys 4 x 100m and 4 x 200m winners Dante, Divine, Dejaune and Shaquille


Inez Rice (centre) with the first of her three silvers, flanked by Bea Harrison and Evie Ravenscroft


Junior Onyemaechi closing the gap in the 4 x 200m


The Kent relays were a great way to wind up the season, with a big crowd at Sutcliffe the club’s teams came away with nearly 25 % of the gold medals on offer and would surely have topped the medal table if there was one. Not to be outdone by the sprinters the Under 13 Girls 3 x 800m team of Iris Williams, Anagha Pai and Sophia Pawa navigated the heats well and then held onto the lead when challenged down the home straight to win gold.


Under 13 Girls 3 x 800m winners Iris, Anagha and Sophia


Elsewhere the club’s senior team competed at the final Southern Athletics League fixture at Norman Park on Saturday. With the team depleted by end of season fatigue and commitments to the relays the next day we finished 4th out of five but there were good wins for Holly Dixon and Kate Curran in both the 800 and 1500 (Holly in a PB of 2:13.08) whilst Ed Adigwe slowly hauled in the field to win his 1500m in 4:13.49.


Back at Sutcliffe the park hosted its’ first Parkrun on Saturday morning with over 200 people taking part and this along with the continued development of Kidbrooke Village (master plan is for just over 5,000 new homes!) should be a good opportunity for us to recruit new members. The inaugural winner was club member James Macdonald.


This week sees the club’s AGM on Wednesday at 8.15pm at the clubhouse in Bexley and all members are welcome to attend.


Next weekend is the Kent Under 13 and Kent Masters championships at Erith.