It was weather they say only fit for ducks but perhaps even they would have `ducked` this one out so it
was some what surprising that three club records should come about with such conditions. Just maybe the athletes were in a hurry to get back to the dressing room at Melbourne Park.
Of course Sam Steadman has shown great form this season and joined by Marcus Fazackerley, Jakub Skamla and Daniel Brown they improved on the 4 x 300 time set in 2015 as they clocked 2m 37.82s but behind a strong Havering team. Two 3 x 800 records with winning places , the under 15 girls via Lottie Wilkin, Hetty Harrison and Ezra Harrold clocking 7m 12.04s and the under 17 men with Jacob Hurrell, William Sweeney and Archie Durham who took 17 seconds off the old record with there 6m 13.92s Further gold medal performances came from the under 15boys (46.73s) and under 17 men (44.47s) in the 4 100mand the under 13 girls in the3 x 800 (7m 45.53s). Silver medals for the under 13 boys in the 4 x 100 (54.96s), the under 17 men 4 x 400 (3m 43.78s), the under 15girls 4 x 300 (3m 01.14s), under 15 boys 3 x 800 (6m 49.30s) and the under 17 women 3 x 800 (7m 56.80s). Add in three third placings, under 15 girls 4 x100, under 17 women 4 x 400 and the under 13boys 3 x 800 it was a good tally from the 16 events on the programme.
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Report written by Roy Meadowcroft