British Athletics League Division One 2005
Final league positions: 1 Woodford Green wEL AC 30 1330; 2 Belgrave H 26 1316; 3 Birchfield H 21 1132; 4 Newham & Essex Beagles 21 1128; 5 Shaftesbury Barnet H 16 1015; 6 Enfield & Haringey AC 11 966; 7 Trafford AC 10 972; 8 Border H 9 900.
Match 4, New River Stadium, Haringey, 30 July 2005. Full Results
Win streak comes to an end
Bill Laws writes:- Although there was still a statistical chance we could retain our League title the real objective as we entered this match was to end the season with a win. And with a number of season bests and pb’s we almost made it, losing out to a victorious Woodford Green with Essex Ladies team.
Damage limitation achieved
The start was not promising. Only Mick Jones lined up for the hammer and once again finished second best to Andy Frost of WGEL. Points were also down in the pole vault after Cameron Johnson had withdrawn the night before due to injury. Damage limitation was achieved as William Sharman cleared 4 metres for a season’s best and junior Roy Collier equalled his best to get better than expected B points. The long jump saw a welcome return to the fold of Richard Danso - he quit the sport four years ago - who proved that his return was no flash in the pan as he recorded his first ever legal plus 7 metres jump to support a somewhat jaded Adrian Phillips who was recovering from his 30th birthday party celebrations. As Adrian’s head cleared so his jumps improved and two second spots were to mark the change in our fortunes.
Next up was Scot Thompson who opened the discus comp with a near 53 metre effort. A distance he was not to improve on and one which Inter-Counties champion Leith Marar chased but could not match; but third and first spots added valuable points.
Matt Douglas back in form - Ben Challenger supports the team
It was great to see Ben Challenger pair up with William Sharman in the high jump. Ben had delayed his departure to the World Champs warm up camp to support the Belgrave team and pronounced himself satisfied as he had withdrawn from the previous week’s competition at Crystal Palace nursing a slight injury. But here he was, winning, and in the process having some good attempts at 2.30m. William gained a good second place in the B event so the points continued mounting. But we weren’t getting away from WGEL who once again called out the evergreen Dalton Grant. Dalton turns 40 next year and can still clear 2.10m with apparent ease.
Matt Douglas has finally overcome a niggling injury and arrived pronouncing that he would fill in any event to gain points. Silly boy! His win in the A 400H was a comfortable affair after he had gone out easy and ran the home straight in style. But an hour and a half later he was called up for the A 110H as William Sharman felt hamstring pain during his warm up strides. Matt hasn’t run the event for two years and not trained over the high hurdles. His pb of 14.10 looked in danger until he hit the last hurdle but third spot in 14.17 was way above anybody’s expectations. Matt later put in a 48.3 relay leg to confirm that his troubles are over, but too late to make a bid for World Championship selection. By coincidence Dominic Girdler ran the same time as Matt to get second in the B race.
The 800m didn’t go to plan and Graeme Oudney could not explain why he was 7 seconds down on his season’s best as he trailed in last in the A race. With a paucity of middle distance men doing the League this year Chris Axe was a last minute replacement for the B race, arriving 5 minutes before the start and running within a second of his pb. He later ran his first ever steeplechase to make sure that Will Cockerell had a partner - and it was a surprise to all to seem him outkick Will who had, it must be said, just run the 5000m. For someone who has never jumped a barrier let alone a water jump Chris acquitted himself well. More to come?
Next to the 100m, followed by the 400m. Originally it had been planned to put Graham Beasley and Darren Chin on the starting line. But Graham wasn’t feeling too good and the arrival of World Youth double gold medallist Harry Aikines-Areetey for the guest 100m and relay prompted Graham to suggest a change to the line up. Harry duly obliged with a second place and in the B race Darren, running from lane one, also gained a valuable second place in exactly the same time as Harry. But whereas Harry’s race was just over the legal limit, Darren’s wasn’t. So a season’s best for Darren and a quick promotion to the B 200 as Graham suggested James Ellington take the A 200m. James duly obliged with his fastest ever run to gain second place and dip under 21 secs for the first time. Darren followed this with a big season’s best so the last minute changes proved a huge success. Set Osho, back from the European under 20 championships with a long relay gold medal, proved to all and sundry that his long awaited breakthrough has arrived as he set a new pb of 47.35sec which he followed later in the long relay with another sub 48sec clocking. In the B race junior Gavin Selway made his now trademark rocket start and headed the field at 200m only to be caught on the line but it was another great effort from this durable young man who still gained third spot.
Darren Gauson, fresh from a 3min 45sec pb in Belgium, joined Stephen Sharp in a tactical but classy 1500m. With third place in the A for Stephen and second in the B for Darren more good points as we briefly hit the front for the first time. A terrible triple jump then moved us back down the placings only for an excellent near max points in the shot for Chris Gearing and Scot Thompson to move us back up again. A high quality javelin competition meant less points than expected although Wesley Smith threw a lifetime’s best and James Everard competed even though he is due for a knee operation on Monday. His spirit exemplified the team’s efforts as at last we seemed to be firing on all cylinders.
Finally to the relays. Graham Beasley ran his usual second sector, despite not being well, as the team struggled with another lane 1 draw. Darren Chin’s blocks slipped to add to the tension but then he, Graham, James and Harry clocked the fastest club time in the UK this year and finished some 0.65 seconds ahead of second placers WGEL.
The 400m relay was even more exciting. Matt Douglas led the first stage passing to Graham Oudney who fought hard and passed the baton to Set in third spot. Set cruised and then kicked hard to give Gavin Selway a two metre lead ahead of a chasing pack which ominously included Chris Rawlinson for Trafford and Ewan Thomas for the Beagles. Gavin held them until 30 metres from the line, finishing in third spot to record a season’s best for the club. A photo of that finishing straight shoot out would have a memorable place in Gavin’s album. Any shots out there?
And yet, after all these heroics, WGEL prevailed. Gladys Bird and her merry men were rightly ecstatic. They have come close to taking the BAL title on several occasions and finally they have achieved their ambition. Congratulations to the WGEL team - but we aim to get it back next year!
100m: 2 H Aikines-Ayreetey U20 10.53w/2.3; 2 D Chin 10.53/1.7. 200m: 2 J Ellington 20.94w/2.4; 1 D Chin 21.30w/3.4. 400m: 4 S Osho U20 47.35. 3 G Selway U20 49.03. 800m: 8 G Oudney 1:58.62; 7 C Axe 1:59.03. 1500m: 3 S Sharp 3:49.59; 2 D Gauson 3:50.87. 5000m: 3 K Tadesse 14:57.86; 4 W Cockerell 15:45.47. 110mH: 3 M Douglas 14.17w/2.4; 2 D Girdler 14.17/1.9. 400mH: 1 M Douglas 50.82; 8 P Beaumont M40 58.76. 3000mSC: 8 C Axe 10:26.40; 6 W Cockerell 10:29.76. HJ: 1 B Challenger 2.20; 2 W Sharman 2.00. LJ: 2 A Phillips 7.23; 2 R Danso 7.07. TJ: 8 F Mepandy 13.81; 7 D Wellstead 12.46. PV: 7 W Sharman 4.00; 3 R Collier U20 3.40. SP: 2 C Gearing U20 16.11; 1 S Thompson 15.26. DT: 3 S Thompson 52.93; 1 L Marar 51.69. JT: 5 W Smith 64.06; 4 J Everard 52.04. HT: 2 M Jones M40 67.51; no B competitor. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave 40.44 (D Chin, G Beasley, J Ellington, H Aikines-Ayreetey). 4x400m: 3 Belgrave 3:14.26 (M Douglas 48.4, G Oudney 50.3, S Osho U20 47.6, G Selway U20 48.0).
1 Woodford Green wEL AC 356; 2 Belgrave H 335; 3 Newham & Essex Beagles 288; 4 Enfield & Haringey AC 282; 5 Shaftesbury Barnet H 257; 6 Birchfield H 245; 7 Trafford AC 234; 8 Border H 184.
Match 3, Sport City, Manchester, 25 June 2005. Full Results
Belgrave 5th - our worst score in nine years!
After 24 hours in a darkened room with a wet towel round his head, Bill Laws writes:- Travelling is not much fun these days. Friday driving out of London is a nightmare and believe it or not several cars took 8 to 9 hours to make the 250 mile trip to Manchester. A good night’s sleep in a new hotel close to the stadium proved insufficient to rejuvenate tired bodies and the Belgrave performances were generally well below par resulting in a sub 300 points total – the first for 9 years. With four events to go in a very tight competition the team was in an unlikely second spot with chief rivals WGEL in fifth place but disqualification in the sprint relay and some poor results saw a final position with WGEL second to a resurgent Birchfield and Belgrave in fifth place.
There were several bright spots. With the Solihull BMC races on at the same time and the next days AAA’s road 5km team championships we knew the middle distance would be weakened. But thanks to Jonathan Blackledge and Kasse Tadesse (who both ran the following day’s road race too) and a season’s best from Will Cockerell in the 5000 the middle distance boys came up to scratch. Tim Bayley ran a pb in the 1500 and Simon Marwood returned to the fold to gain an excellent third in the steeplechase. Darren Gauson had hoped for a fast time in the A 800 but a tactical first lap of 58 secs put paid to that. Forced to lead out on lap 2 he opened up a small gap and was only pipped on the line by Alasdair Donaldson – a 1.47.3 man – so a great performance there. Eighteen year old Joe Van de Toorn (pictured right, 11) made an impressive debut in the B 800 but found the 53 second opener a bit daunting. Nonetheless he held on well to just miss out on a pb.
Decathletes performed well and welcome back to Matt
Our star decathletes both performed well as usual. Will Sharman followed an excellent 2m high jump with fourth spot in the sprint hurdles and then contributed to both relay teams. Kevin Sempers did the same events which was greatly appreciated as he has been selected for the GB multi events team to compete in Helsinki next weekend and could well have taken things easy. Matt Douglas flew in from Bangor where he had won the 400 hurdles the night before and chalked up another good win to provide respectability to an event which has been a disaster for us so far this year. He later completed a good 24 hour stint with second spot in the B 400. Sadly Andrew Bennett pulled up at hurdle 2 in the B 400 hurdles so the jinx on this event continues.
But throws below par ...
The throws were well below par with several names missing which was not good news on a day when the opposition brought out their big guns. Mick Jones moved house in the week and it showed; but he came, and his support was greatly appreciated. A special mention for John Osazuwa who gained good points in the B hammer with a season’s best effort of 59.22m, and long jumper Darragh O’Farrell who produced a 53.33m effort in the javelin. Darragh and Adrian Phillips had previously both gained second spots in the long jump. Darragh also filled the B slot in the triple jump and the last leg of the sprint relay squad. But disappointing points came in the triple and not much luck in the pole vault where Joe Ive finished ahead of a slightly injured Cameron Johnston on count back.
... and we suffered in the sprints
So, all round, points were drifting away, but it was the sprints where we really suffered. So far this year the 100, 200, and relay had amassed over 60 points in each match. This time the contribution was just 20 points. We knew that most of our excellent young sprinters would not be there due to next week’s U20 and U23 AAA’s Championships but the late withdrawal of Graham Beasley and an on-going injury to Darren Chin proved insurmountable problems. Darren wanted to run as he is short of race fitness but felt a niggle in the A 100 and eased as a precaution. To reduce pressure Jason Hussain moved to the A 200 and despite a poor start did well to finish fourth. But Darren faired no better in the B 200 and jogged the straight to avoid further problems. And so the sprint relay team consisted of just one recognised sprinter, two decathletes and a long jumper. With no baton practice it was odds on that the baton would not get round. And so it proved. With the red flag raised on the last exchange, the game was up.
Set Osho, who had previously set a new pb of 47.58 (a European Junior qualifying time) in the A 400, reluctantly joined the long relay squad including the ubiquitous decathletes William and Kevin and 800 man Darren Gauson; they produced a creditable time of 3.20.30.
Only 22 points covered 2nd to 5th
Frustratingly at the final count only 22 points covered the second to fifth spots. But WGEL now have a comfortable lead at the top of the table. It looks as though the real interest in the final match (which is now at Haringey) will be to do with relegation. For Belgrave, retaining the title is surely a bridge too far.
Special thanks to Belgrave’s sports therapist Tony Ganio who again performed wonders to keep the team almost in one piece. At least Tony found the facilities at sports city ideal for both working and viewing the proceedings. We like to keep him happy.
100m: 6 D Chin 11.01/-0.4; 7 J Hussain 11.18/-1.6. 200m: 4 J Hussain 21.96/-0.4; 7 D Chin 23.06/-0.5. 400m: 5 S Osho U20 47.58; 2 M Douglas 48.21. 800m: 2 D Gauson 1:53.76; 5 J Van Der Toorn U20 1:53.17. 1500m: 3 T Bayley 3:48.15; 2 J Blackledge 3:54.72. 5000m: 4 K Tadesse 15:14.87; 3 W Cockerell 15:19.57. 110mH: 4 W Sharman 14.31/-1.2; 4 K Sempers 14.80/1.6. 400mH: 1 M Douglas 51.23; dnf A Bennett. 3000mSC: 3 S Marwood 9:16.43; 2 T Watson 9:24.86. HJ: 5 K Sempers 2.00; 1 W Sharman 2.00. LJ: 2 D O'Farrell 7.24/nws; 2 A Phillips 7.15/0.5. TJ: 7 D Wellstead 13.54/0.4; 6 D O'Farrell 12.15/0.6. PV: 4 J Ive 4.60; 4 C Johnson 4.60. SP: 6 C Gearing U20 16.15; 3 S Thompson 15.11. DT: 3 S Thompson 49.07; 5 C Gearing U20 39.81. JT: 7 D O'Farrell 53.33; 6 S Thompson 50.41. HT: 3 M Jones M40 66.06; 2 J Osazuwa 59.22. 4x100m: dq Belgrave (W Sharman, J Hussain, K Sempers, D O'Farrell. 4x400m: 6 Belgrave 3:20.30 (W Sharman 48.7, D Gauson 50.7, S Osho U20 50.4, K Sempers 50.5).
1 Birchfield H 339; 2 Woodford Green wEL 306; 3 Newham & Essex Beagles 295; 4 Trafford AC 288; 5 Belgrave H 284; 6 Shaftesbury Barnet H 247; 7 Border H 228; 8 Enfield & Haringey AC 197.
Match 2, Thames Valley Athletic Centre, Eton, 4 June 2005. Full Results
One of those days ...
Bill Laws writes:- This match, originally scheduled to take place at Carlisle, was transferred to Eton and combined with the Division 2 match hosted by Windsor SE&H, due to the winter flooding of the Border AC home track. This placed a huge burden on Windsor Secretary Dennis Daly and the meeting officials and it is a great credit to them that the complicated two-match programme of events went off smoothly.
The Belgrave team missed a number of key performers due to the next day’s GB, USA and Russia encounter at Glasgow but nonetheless produced a number of superlative performances. These unfortunately were just not sufficient to withstand a Woodford Green and Essex Ladies match winning onslaught which took them to position one in the league, albeit by just 15 match points.
It started so well
It started so well with a unique max points total in the 100m and 200m by Graham Beasley and junior international Wade Bennett-Jackson. Graham produced an early season legal sub 21sec clocking in the A200 while Wade produced two legal outdoor pb’s in both the 100 and 200m. Graeme Oudney found a lot of attention focused on the A800 and almost had the scalp of Mo Farah as he produced his best race to date in Belgrave colours. In the B800 Darren Gauson overcame a bad case of being boxed in to gain a last stride win in a slow run race. Lost points in the 400 and an unusual collapse by Stephen Sharp in the 1500 soon brought us down to earth. Young tiger Jonathan Blackledge bettered a leg weary Stephen who had raced a 10km the week before (why?) and another young tiger Phil Wicks bettered the classy Dave Anderson in the 5000m. We missed Kevin Nash in the chase where Tim Watson finished a creditable 3rd and Bruce Barton valiantly strove for points in the B.
Twenty points down the "Swanny"
The throws, uncharacteristically, were like the curate's egg – good in parts. Kevin Brown and Leith Marar produced two second places in bad conditions for the discus and Mick Jones produced a likewise position in the A hammer, backed well by John Osazuwa who had returned from overseas duty just two days earlier and hadn’t picked up a hammer for six months. James Everard threw a pb in the javelin to beat an out of touch Tom Dobbing. But it was the shot where we came unstuck as Chris Gearing failed to get a messenger to the team managers that he was unwell and Scot Thompson was competing in Norway. Twenty points down the "Swanny".
And the jumps were similar with only the long jump coming up to expectations. Seni Majekodunmi sensed a pull during warm up for the triple leaving Farel Mepandy to provide useful points. Cameron Johnston withdrew from the pole vault with an achilles problem and decathletes William Sharman and Kevin Sempers combined to cover gaps including the high jump where again Samson Oni had reported injured.
And to cap a very unfortunate day Dominic Girdler trailed in the high hurdles A race following his blocks slipping and hitting 6 hurdles. He was harshly judged to have deliberately knocked them down and was disqualified. But the ubiquitous William Sharman showed what might have been by winning the B event. The only mention to be made of the 400 hurdles was that once again our sole representative was veteran Paul Beaumont.
And so although the team managers had made efforts to strengthen the weak events from match 1 it was a host of misfortunes which combined to bite them on the derriere. Sadly, towards the very end of the match, President Gerry North fell up the stadium steps and finished up in hospital with some nasty head injuries including a suspected broken nose. It was one of those days.
100m: 1 G Beasley 10.43w/3.6; 1 W Bennett-Jackson 10.45/1.4. n/s 1r1 L Oboh 10.72/1.8; 7r2 G Selway U20 11.34/1.6; 1r3 J Hussain U20 10.94w/3.5; 4r3 K Adjepong 11.24w/3.5. 200m: 1 G Beasley 20.92/0.1; 1 W Bennett-Jackson 21.19/1.4. 400m: 7 A Bennett 49.06; 5 J Hussain 49.49. 800m: 4 G Oudney 1:51.77; 1 D Gauson 1:53.58. 1500m: 2 J Blackledge 3:50.63; 4 S Sharp 3:58.74. 5000m: 3 P Wicks 14:31.80; 2 D Anderson 14:46.55. 110mH: dq D Girdler; 1 W Sharman 14.22w/2.2. 400mH: 8 P Beaumont 69.7. 3000mSC: 3 T Watson 9:12.02; 7 B Barton 10:38.64. 4x100m: 3 Belgrave 41.94 (D Girdler, G Beasley, K Sempers, W Bennett-Jackson). 4x400m: 5 Belgrave 3:18.51 (W Sharman 49.4, G Selway 49.7, K Sempers 50.3, A Bennett 49.1). HJ: 3 K Sempers 2.00; 6 W Sharman 1.80. LJ: 2 A Phillips 7.23w/2.2; 2 D O'Farrell 7.12/2.0. TJ: 3 F Mepandy 15.12. PV: 3 J Ive 4.70; 4 W Sharman 3.40. SP: 8 D O'Farrell 11.80. DT: 2 L.Marar 51.60; 2 K Brown 48.14. JT: 6 J Everard 58.93; 2 T Dobbing 58.16. HT: 2 M Jones 68.53; 3 J Osazuwa 55.47.
1 Woodford Green wEL 358; 2 Belgrave H 314; 3 Newham & Essex Beagles 290; 4 Birchfield H 275; 5 Border H 246; 6 Shaftesbury Barnet H 238; 7 Trafford AC 234; 8 Enfield & Haringey AC 231.
Match 1, Sutton Arena, 7 May 2005. Full Results
Is a ninth consecutive League win possible?
Bill Laws writes:- Another season; with our men’s squad going for a record-breaking, mind-boggling, earth-shattering, unbelievable ninth consecutive league win. And yet we were entering uncharted waters. Our first home match for nine years (had we lost the skills to manage such a prestigious event?). A new home track at Sutton Arena, and sadly our first match without the redoubtable team management skills of the late great John Jeffery.
Step up to the plate: Carl Lawton, our meeting manager, who pulled the whole exercise together including building a special elevated announcers box at the finish line, getting all data to team managers, officials and supporters, as well as arranging local hotels at concessionary rates for visiting teams. And on the day Alison Euridge from Partner club Sutton who provided all refreshments for officials and generally kept the back room staff content. And the verdict – a well-organised meeting- backed by the superb indoor facilities of Sutton Arena. No wonder BAL officials were talking of returning to this venue in 2 years time.
But the real action was outside. All teams were suffering from athletes still preparing for a long season and a Commonwealth Games in just nine months time. Just like last year the first fixture of the season was very much a case of who had returned from warm weather training and who had avoided injury. And for Belgrave the position was better than last year where a disastrous fourth spot in match 1 had put the league result in doubt.
A record single day points score from Scot Thompson ?
Scot Thompson once again opened events, this time with a pb in the hammer to back up a fine second place from the evergreen Mick Jones who has delayed his season to peak for Melbourne in 2006. Scot went on to amass 36 points from all four throws getting the statisticians scurrying for their record books to see if this was a single match points record by a Belgravian. A good start, followed by a hugely successful pole vault with Cameron Johnston getting silver and new member Joe Ive getting a B win and setting a new pb in the process and we were on our way. More near max points in the long jump with season’s bests from Bernard Yeboah and new member Adrian Philips who provided the second of our B string wins. Darragh O’Farrell guested to make it three 7m plus jumpers.
More good news as Kevin Brown made a cautious return after a season blighted by a torn patella tendon. Over 40, fluid drained off the knee the day before, knee locked in a brace and still this man flighted the disc to over 50m for more good points. But then, just as we were relaxing Samson Oni twinged a knee warming up for the high jump leading to the pairing of our young decathletes, Kevin Sempers and William Sharman who together were to amass big points as the day progressed. The trip became a stumble, as evergreen veteran Paul Beaumont was our sole fit 400 hurdler. Fortunately he managed a valuable 6 points to edge up his all time points tally.
Middle distance boys plundered 98 points
But after this the track took off as joint team manager Alan Mead (moving effortlessly from his road duties to track) assembled one of our strongest middle distance squads, which made a magnificent contribution to an eventual victory. From 800 to 3000 s/c and 5000 the middle distance boys plundered 98 of the 112 points on offer. A powerhouse if ever you needed one- with Paskar Owor (new member) and Stephen Sharp getting silvers in the 800. Sharpy also forced a bronze in the A 1500 with another B win in the 1500 for Jonathan Blackledge, David Anderson also gained a bronze spot in the A 5000 as he returns to form after injury with new man Phil Wicks close behind for 2nd in the B. But the piece de resistance was the double victory for Kevin Nash and Tim Watson in the chase. Tim’s result was noteworthy for his dive and complete immersion in the water jump, which put him at the back of the field, and from which position he fought to gain the B win.
We're wild about Harry
Sprint sensation and new member Harry A Aryeetey ran pb’s in both the 100 and 200 to put him well up the junior rankings. Both legal winds and a few shocks for other juniors yet to return from training in warmer climes. This man has shown it can be done early season and at home. More to come. The sprint relays turned out to be two of the best quality races of the day with good points for Dominic Girdler and William Sharman. Set Osho added to our B string winning tally in the 400 but suffered as the electric timing failed. Tim Bayley looked rusty in the A but made amends in the long relay where he got the fastest split. Laurence Oboh made a welcome return in the sprint relay where he ran the second leg in tracksuit bottoms to protect an old injury. And another blast from the past - Andrew Bennett - made a welcome but not entirely “bling” free return to our long relay team. The team will need adidas sunglasses for match 2 if this wanderer returns. He was dazzling in white - an impression bettered only by another stunning win. Match 2 looks a lot more inviting now.
Our gratitude to our friends at Newham & Essex Beagles
But at the end of the winning day it was John Jeffery who remained in our thoughts. He was sadly missed by all of us at Belgrave as well as the other teams. Newham and Essex Beagles team members competed with claret lapel ties in tribute to John, which says much for the high regard in which he was held but equally importantly showed once again the great camaraderie, compassion and fellowship in this great sport of ours. Words cannot express our gratitude to Tony Shiret, Bob Smith and our friends at Newham and Essex Beagles for their kind thoughts.
100m: 2 H Aikines Aryeetey 10.62/1.2; 4 W Sharman 11.2 (manual time); n/s 4 J Regis 11.60/-1.8. 200m: 3 H Aikines Aryeetey 21.25/0.5; 4 J Hussain 21.57w/2.2. 400m: 7 T Bayley 49.70; 1 S Osho 48.5 (mt). 800m: 2 P Owor 1:52.26; 2 S Sharp 1:55.32. 1500m: 3 S Sharp 3:53.16; 1 J Blackledge 3:53.81. 5000m: 3 D Anderson 14:36.1 (mt); 2 P Wicks 14:45.7 (mt). 110mH: 2 D Girdler 14.33/-2.6; 2 W Sharman 14.10/1.5. 400mH: 6 P Beaumont 61.05. 3000mSC: 1 K Nash 9:05.43; 1 T Watson 9:27.60. 4x100m: 4 Belgrave 42.42 (K Sempers, L Oboh, W Sharman, D Girdler). 4x400m: 4 Belgrave 3:17.93 (G Selway 50.0, J Hussain 50.0, A Bennett 49.0, T Bayley 48.9). HJ: =4 K Sempers 2.00; =5 W Sharman 1.80. LJ: 2 B Yeboah 7.32/-0.6; 1 A Phillips 7.19/0.7; gst D O'Farrell 7.08/1.1. TJ: 8 D O'Farrell 12.61/-0.9. 7 K Sempers 10.86/-1.5. PV: 2 C Johnston 4.80; 1 J Ive 4.60. SP: 3 C Gearing 16.15; 1 S Thompson 15.43. DT: 3 S Thompson 52.16; 2 K Brown 50.75. JT: 5 J Everard 55.45; 3 S Thompson 51.10. HT: 2 M Jones 69.90; 5 S Thompson 46.00.
1 Belgrave H 351; 2 Woodford Green wEL 322; 3 Shaftesbury Barnet H 272; 4 Birchfield H 271; 5 Enfield & Haringey AC 255; 6 Newham & Essex Beagles 254; 7 Border H 240; 8 Trafford AC 213.