British Athletics League Premiership Division 2007
Chris Lambert, already winner of the A 100m and 200m, sends Wade Bennett-Jackson on his way for a sprint relay win. Photos by Alan Mead
Match Four, Copthall Stadium, Barnet, 4 August 2007. Full results
Back from the brink
Belgrave aim to emulate “Shaftesbury”
Bill Laws reports:- Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers have a reputation for turning out weak-ish teams for the first three BAL matches, hover around the relegation zone, and then pull out a great team to cause all kinds of mayhem in the final match. As our plight after three lack lustre matches was to be in the relegation zone with Shaftesbury we knew we would need some special performances to avoid the drop to Division 1.
Golden oldies in the throws
With top point scorers William Sharman and Darren Chin on their way to the World Student Games and Joe Ive injured, we cast the net wide to chase every point. Soon matters seemed dire as multi event throwers Scot Thompson and Mark Allen reported their unavailability. Fortunately our golden oldies came up trumps. First Mick Jones agreed to return from holiday on the Isle of Wight and Abi Ekoku and Leith Marar agreed to cover discus – in Abi’s case the shot too. Veteran Chris Privett was delighted to make his BAL début in the hammer and was rewarded with a big pb and good points in the B event. In the A hammer Mick Jones put together his best series of the year to snatch second spot providing a welcome boost. Not to be outdone Leith threw a season’s best in the discus and Abi worried the 50m mark having not trained this year. But the standard was high, the wind ideal and all throwers revelled in the competition won by Woodford’s Emeka Udechuku in a new league record of 63.37m. Sadly bad luck again dogged the pole vault as Keith Higham picked up a nasty injury in the warm up but Cameron Johnston made some amends by finishing a commendable third in windy conditions.
And then to the barriers
The first event the 400m hurdles has been a disaster this year and both Ryan Dinham and Matt Douglas were using this last match to make their first League appearances of the season. But then Ryan Dinham twisted his ankle by stepping on the track kerb during warm up and looked a non starter in the A event. Just as the team managers were despairing the gun went and lo! and behold there was Ryan leading at hurdle 5. A miracle! Lack of race fitness saw him drop back to fourth but at least he kept going despite a visibly swollen ankle, which was to eliminate him from the forthcoming high hurdles and long relay. With Matt Douglas running the B at the end of an injury wrecked season we were expecting more good points and this seemed highly likely as he cleared hurdle 9 well ahead; but he got the last one totally wrong and pushed it over by hand - instant disqualification! Perhaps driving down from York on the morning of the race had affected his legs. Embarrassed, he agreed to replace Ryan in the high hurdles where he was joined by Louis Evling-Jones to score useful points.
City of Manchester’s international steeplechaser Stuart Stokes took command of the longest “barrier” event but the Bels were solid here with Sam Aldridge clocking the best Belgrave BAL time of the season and Will Cockerell – again running an event that he does not particularly enjoy – scoring enough points to make him our latest BAL-100-pointer – and he’d driven all the way from Somerset on the morning of the race to do it!
While on the flat …
Paskar Owor was doubling the 800m and 1500m and hung back in the shorter race as the leaders jogged through in 61 seconds. Badly placed and unable to match the sprinters he finished in fifth spot having run 54 for the second lap. The B race was faster from the start and Jonathan Blackledge continued his return to fitness with a good second spot. Paskar made amends by placing second in the 1500m where tragically Darren Gauson was tripped and suffered such a serious knee injury that father Bryan had to drive him back to Edinburgh instead of flying back.
Big points in the sprints and long jump
The sprints were to be the first of our big points scorers with the welcome sight of Chris Lambert winning the A and Wade Bennett Jackson the B 100m into huge head winds. Celebrating the first double victory of the season Chris went on to win the A 200m in a time faster than the British sprinters in the previous night’s London Grand Prix – and into a bigger headwind. Manchester's Andy Turner was a full four metres adrift. With further additions to the World Champs still to be announced we wondered if Chris had done enough for the selectors to give him the nod for a 200m spot.
Meanwhile former AAA’s decathlon champion Louis Evling-Jones was embarking on the most hectic two hours of his athletic career. First the long jump where in the sixth round he leapt a mighty 7.37m to enable Adrian Phillips to win the B event with 7.07m. Then to the high hurdles where he ran 15.30 into a 2.7m/s headwind followed by an unscheduled shot (a late injury prevented Chris Gearing from competing) where an 11.43m putt was good enough for sixth spot in the B. Abi avoided the wooden spoon in the A shot but the points from this event were well down on pre-match expectations.
“…the relegated clubs will be Belgrave and Trafford!”
It was about this point in time that announcer Tony Miller gave the match point scores concluding with “if those positions stand the relegated clubs will be Belgrave and Trafford!” Things were not looking good.
Left: In the 5000m Phil Wicks ground the opposition into a seriously hot track
But a purple patch to finish
But then a purple patch and just four events transformed the team positions. We’d just received the excellent long jump result (22 points), then a stunning 5000m (24 points) where Phil Wicks ground the opposition into a seriously hot track as air temperatures hit the 30-degree mark. Kenyan John Nyasanga couldn’t stay with him and, winning in style, Phil glanced back to see Simon Jones sprinting down the home straight to grab second spot in the B event. These were remarkably determined efforts from youngsters Phil, who just a few weeks before had set a big pb over 10km, and Simon, who has also been close to his best on the roads at both 5k and 10k.
Then came the high jump with Samson Oni clearing 2.23m with ease, and just failing on two of his attempts at 2.27m, backed by the ubiquitous Louis Evling-Jones winning the B high jump with 2.00m (28 points). Following this was a scintillating winning sprint relay squad comprising junior Idowu Akindele, Jason Hussain, and Chris Lambert with Wade Bennett Jackson running the glory leg. Their winning time of 40.82 compared favourably with Belgrave’s winning time of 40.37sec in the Euroclubs Cup 2007.
By now we were in third spot with a shell shocked Sheffield in seventh. But still there was a twist to keep everybody on the edge of their seats. Our third placed long relay squad were disqualified for a claimed faulty hand over (0 points) and then the triple jump results came in where javelin man James Everard backed up an injured Gary Wilson. James had a knee operation seven weeks ago and his colleague in the javelin – Wes Smith – had had a similar operation just four weeks ago. Nonetheless they contributed 12 points and we were home and dry. But what a rollercoaster day of competition that saw a constant shifting of team places. Our commiserations to Sheffield who must now realise that match 4 is where it all happens. The fat lady went home happy. The team managers were relieved that that’s it for this year.
And finally thanks to the Belgrave supporters and to Tony Ganio, sports masseur, whose magic hands once again eased tired legs and kept the team on track.
Footnote: The match (a double fixture with Division 1) started at 11.00am and finished an hour behind schedule at 6.00pm due to the field events being stopped for 30 minutes when the depleted number of field officials took a well-earned break mid afternoon.
Results: 100m: 1 C Lambert 10.79/-3.9; 1 W Bennett-Jackson 10.73/-2.2. 200m: 1 C Lambert 21.05/-2.1; 3 J Hussain 22.18/-1.7. 400m: 3 S Osho 47.75; 6 I Deeth 50.07. 800m: 5 P Owor 1:55.22; 2 J Blackledge 1:52.26. 1500m: 2 P Owor 3:51.38; dnf D Gauson; 5000m: 1 P Wicks 14:18.15; 2 S Jones 14:46.96. 110mH: 6 M Douglas 15.18/-2.2; 4 L Evling-Jones 15.30/-2.5. 400mH: 4 R Dinham 53.02; dq M Douglas. 3000mSC: 6 S Aldridge 9:37.34; 6 W Cockerell 10:19.62. HJ: 1 S Oni 2.23; 1 L Evling-Jones 2.00. LJ: 4 L Evling-Jones 7.37w/3.0 (7.12/1.3); 1 A Phillips 7.07/1.1. TJ: 8 G Wilson 13.55; 6 J Everard 11.92/1.1. PV: 3 C Johnston 4.40; dns K Higham. SP: 7 A Ekoku M40 12.67; 6 L Evling-Jones 11.43. DT: 6 L Marar 53.16; 4 A Ekoku M40 49.59. JT: 6 J Everard 60.41; 4 W Smith 52.87. HT: 2 M Jones M40 65.61; 5 C Privett M45 44.27. 4x100m: 1 Belgrave H 40.82 (I Akindele U20, J Hussain, C Lambert, W Bennett-Jackson). 4x400m: dq Belgrave H (I Akindele U20, I Deeth, S Osho, J Hussain).
Teams: 1 Shaftesbury Barnet H 357; 2 Woodford Green wEL AC 316; 3 Belgrave Harriers 291; 4 Birchfield Harriers 273; 5 City of Manchester 265; 6 City of Sheffield 246; 7 Newham & Essex Beagles 244; 8 Trafford AC 173.
Match Three, Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, 7 July 2007. Full results
Top: Fighting into the wind along the back straight the B 800m is led by Andy Robinson of Newham & Essex Beagles with Jonathan Blackledge, making a late start to his BAL season in 5th. Middle left: It's Birchfield vs. Belgrave in the 1500m with Stephen Sharp and Phil Wicks representing the Bels. Middle right: Gary Wilson competed in both horizontal jumps in spite of some troublesom niggles. Bottom left: Multi-eventer Louis Evling-Jones had a good day, equalling his best ever high jump with 2.05m, churning out a respectable triple jump and running sprint hurdles and first leg in the long relay. Bottom middle and right: 5000m men James Kelly and Conor McGee made their league débuts. Photos by Pat Mead.
Results: 100m: 4 W Bennett-Jackson 10.64/0.2; 1 D Chin 10.49/2.0; n/s 2r2 R Thomas 11.03w/3.7; 5r2 T Gilling 11.25w/3.7. 200m: 4 W Bennett-Jackson 21.50/1.2; 2 D Chin 21.45w/+2.3. 400m: 8 S Osho 48.95; 4 G Selway 49.17; n/s 2 R Thomas; J Hussain; I Akindele times not known. 800m: 4 P Owor 1:51.65; 6 J Blackledge 1:53.42. 1500m: 3 S Sharp 3:50.72; 3 P Wicks 3:56.03. 5000m: 5 J Kelly 14:58.78; 3 C McGee 15:16.91. 110mH: 7 L Evling-Jones 15.25/1.5; 8 P Beaumont 20.46w/2.8. 400mH: 8 P Beaumont 1:07.0; no B competitor. 3000mSC: 6 W Cockerell 10:19.83; 6 D Mason 10:34.50. HJ: 4 L Evling-Jones 2.05; 6 J Everard 1.75. LJ: 6 G Wilson 6.78/2.0; 5 A Phillips 6.52w/2.8. TJ: 5 G Wilson 14.23w/2.6; 3 L Evling-Jones 13.88/1.6. PV: 1 J Ive 5.30; - C Johnston nh. SP: 6 C Gearing 16.47; 2 M Allen 15.23. DT: 7 M Allen 44.80; 6 C Gearing 41.45. JT: 5 J Everard 60.36; no B competitor. HT: 7 M Allen 47.30; 7 C Gearing 27.26. 4x100m: dnf Belgrave (T Gilling, J Hussain, D Chin, W Bennett-Jackson. 4x400m: 8 Belgrave 3:24.77 (L Evling-Jones 50.1, G Selway 49.4, J Hussain 55.2, R Thomas 50.1).
Teams: 1 Newham & Essex Beagles 313; 2 City of Manchester 310; 3 Birchfield H 304; 4 Woodford Green wEL 268; 5 Trafford AC 262; 6 City od Sheffield 252; 7 Shaftesbury Barnet H 243; 8 Belgrave H 218.
Match Two, Sportcity Manchester, 2 June 2007. Full results
Above left: Paul Lipman (6 Shaftesbury Barnet) and Andy Brown (8 Woodford Green wEL) lead off the final bend in the A 800m but the winner was Oliver Teasel (Birchfield) from Paskar Owor. Right: A cold-ridden Neil Speaight (1) has already passed four men since the "200 to go mark" and will take a few more down the home straight. Winner was Lee Emanuel (4 City of Sheffield) from Moumin Geele (not in picture, Newham & Essex Beagles). Photos by Pat Mead.
Bels fight for third place at Sportcity
Bill Laws reports:- Let us start with a few statistics. In match 1 we did not contest 99 points and in the whole match 139 points were unused. So between them the remaining seven clubs passed on 40 points or roughly six points per club. No wonder we struggled. Determined to rectify the situation the team managers dug deep and contacted every athlete who had competed for Belgrave over the past three years. Many had slipped under the radar so the task was daunting especially as match 2 of the Premiership was only five days after the European Clubs Cup in Portugal and the team managers were creamed. If salaried, they would have earned their crust this week. As it was, the joy of leading one of the best club teams in the country had to suffice.
With UKA calling up our top athletes for the Glasgow Grand Prix and the BMC meetings demanding the attention of our middle distance men, the task was harder than ever, but eventually a team of 26 was assembled in Manchester for one of the most fiercely contested matches anyone could remember. Every point was going to count but the outcome was always going to be in doubt until the last event. Of the 22 Belgravians who lined up for match 1 only 10 made it for this one. So 16 freshers were there to scrap for every point.
The start was not good
The start was not good. Matt Douglas had reported sick the day before and was in bed when the A 400H started. Pensioner Paul Beaumont again filled in for the points but even he was injured so ignore the time. Ryan Dinham, recovering from surgery, may be out for the rest of the season so the long hurdles continues to be a disaster. In the pole vault Keith Higham had just one clearance - fortunately that was at 5.00m to win the B - and Joe Ive cleared 5.20m to get second in the A on count back. Looking better!
Meanwhile the discus boys were in the coach ready to transfer to another stadium for their competition. The outside throwing area at Manchester has a slope that would make a mountain goat feel at home. Unsuitable for record purposes, it is a disgrace for a stadium purporting to be the leading venue in the UK. As a result several of the top throwers had stayed away and both Scot Thompson and Mark Allen gained good points despite below par performances into a tricky head wind. Mark later threw a pb in the shot for bronze in the A while Scot won the B event with his last effort. In the hammer Mick Jones improved his season’s best by 4m to gain second spot and he was one happy bunny. More excellent points had come from our throwers then, exceeding our predictions.
Good points in the sprint hurdles
Now back to the track where the 100m was disappointing, with Darren Chin’s blocks slipping and Jason Hussain looking as though he had just got out of bed. Fortunately they reacted positively and both gained second places in the 200m to make amends. In the A 200m Andy Turner’s winning time was good enough to win “man of the match” so Darren’s performance was exceptional. It was great to see Paskar Owor back for the 800m and he didn’t disappoint with a close second place; then to Neil Speaight who despite a cold also gained silver in the B with a time faster than the winner of the A. More good points came in the sprint hurdles where William Sharman ran a season’s best for second followed by an unexpected victory by Kevin Sempers in the B. Kevin had an awful start and only got his chest in front on the line. It looks as though his pb in this event may well be revised in next week’s Decathlon championships. The 400m brought us back to earth as Gavin Selway struggled for last spot in the A while Ryan Thomas ran a similar time for third in the B.
Above: Steeplechaser Sam Aldridge (1) made his début for Belgrave and his 4th place was a big bonus. Dave Mason also entered the BAL squad for the first time and scored in both steeplechase - and triple jump!
13 points from the 'chasers
Back from his gruelling 5000m in “Euroclubs” Simon Jones produced a pb to gain third spot in the A but Peter Willis in the B race struggled throughout, possibly due to racing in a BMC meet a couple of days earlier. New men in the steeplechase produced 13 points where recently we have had only 5. Sam Aldridge claimed he had only started training after match 1 so his fourth spot was a big bonus. David Mason gained sixth spot in the B chase and then agreed to début in the TJ. One point perhaps but he was only a tantalising 13cm off sixth spot. Gary Wilson jumped a 14.51m pb in zero wind and there is plenty more to come from him. In the long jump Adrian Phillips broke 7m for the first time but could only finish fifth in a competition where seven men cleared seven metres. There was some confusion, as Newham & Essex Beagles seemed to have three competitors. All became clear when Chris Tomlinson explained he had been due to compete in Greece but had been turned round at the airport because his passport was damaged and therefore not valid. An 8.10 windy effort from him meant the weekend wasn’t wasted. Louis Evling-Jones was disappointed with his 6.87 effort but he secured fourth spot in the B event.
Back to the track for the 1500m where Neil Speaight had agreed to double. His cold seemed to be getting the upper hand as he struggled to maintain contact with the leading group of ten but just as we were despairing he started to close the gap – but there was only 300m left! The task seemed impossible but fortunately Neil didn’t appear to think so and a really fast last 200m saw him cruise into third spot while Alex Bodin gained more valuable experience in the B race.
Third spot - just!
So as the meeting moved towards its conclusion the points scores were announced. Still holding fourth spot we remembered earlier visits to Manchester where the last four events had seen Belgrave drift down the results table. This time there was no such capitulation. Excellent points came in the high jump with Darvin Edwards winning the A event on count back as three men cleared 2.15m, and Kevin Sempers added more by finishing second in the B with a season’s best of 2.00m. While the javelin was taking an age the relays demanded our attention. Three recognised sprinters got the baton round in fine form to Kevin Sempers, fresh from the high jump. Safety first was the order of the day and the baton crossed the line in sixth spot - job done. Then to the long relay where AAA’s decathlon champion Louis Evling-Jones joined the specialist one lappers including Set Osho – making his first outing of the year following back problems. Ryan Thomas, Louis and Gavin Selway made sure we remained in contention at the final handover. Our closest rivals in the points table, Sheffield, had Richard Buck on the last leg, which was bound to be tasty. How would Set fare? - unbelievably well. With an official split of 46.9 he held on for an excellent third place and proved he is well and truly back. So with just the javelin result to come in we were in third spot just five points ahead of Sheffield. Eventually the javelin result was announced – Lee Doran of Sheffield had won the A (16 points) but Tom Dobbing had held on to fourth (10 points). Ouch! Then the B results: Wes Smith was second (10 points) with Sam Ellis of Sheffield third (8 points). Yes!!! Up went the cheers. Third spot by just one point. Each and every team member had fought for this. We are out of the relegation zone but can be assured that the next two matches are going to be real scraps. Suddenly the BAL Premiership seems an exciting place to be.
Results: 100m: 5 D Chin 10.63w/2.5; 7 J Hussain 10.90w/4.3; n/s 5 S Osho 11.07w/2.2. 200m: 2 D Chin 21.23w/3.5; 2 J Hussain 21.6w/2.7. 400m: 8 G Selway 48.72; 3 R Thomas 48.77. 800m: 2 P Owor 1:53.0; 2 N Speaight 1:52.33. 1500m: 3 N Speaight 3:48.76; 8 A Bodin U20 4:09.70. 5000m: 3 S Jones 14:41.30; 7 P Willis 16:20.23. 110mH: 2 W Sharman 13.76w/2.3; 1 K Sempers 14.67w/2.4. 400mH: 8 P Beaumont M40 63.83; no B competitor. 3000mSC: 4 S Aldridge 9:49.72; 6 D Mason 10:48.67. HJ: 1 D Edwards 2.15; 2 K Sempers 2.00. LJ: 5 A Phillips 7.06w/3.4 (6.82/1.4); 4 L Evling-Jones 6.87w/3.4. TJ: 5 G Wilson 14.51/0.0; 8 D Mason 10.68w/3.1. PV: 2 J Ive 5.20; 1 K Higham 5.00. SP: 3 M Allen 16.41; 2 S Thompson 16.00. DT: 3 S Thompson 50.97; 3 M Allen 46.80. JT: 4 T Dobbing 65.46; 2 W Smith 60.71. HT: 2 M Jones M40 66.44; 7 M Allen 49.94. 4x100m: 6 Belgrave 42.39 (W Sharman, J Hussain, D Chin, K Sempers). 4x400m: 3 Belgrave 3:12.13 (R Thomas 49.2, L Evling-Jones 48.5, G Selway 47.6, S Osho 46.9).
Teams: 1 City of Manchester 338; 2 Birchfield H 333; 3 Belgrave H 311; 4 City of Sheffield 310; 5 Woodford Green w EL 262; 6 Newham & Essex Beagles 235; 7 Shaftesbury Barnet H 225; 5; 8 Trafford AC 187.
Match One, Copthall Stadium, Barnet, 5 May 2007. Full results
Belgrave straight into the relegation zone!
Bill Laws reports:- If somebody predicted that a quarter of the way through next season's football Premiership Manchester United would be in the relegation zone what would you say? Impossible.
If somebody had predicted that a quarter of the way through the BAL Premiership season Belgrave would be in the relegation zone again you would have said “impossible”. Well, after this opening match at Copthall it’s a reality. We avoided the wooden spoon by just 8 points.
A depleted squad
The problem for the team managers was that with two large groups training in USA, the BUSA championships taking other athletes and yet more struck down by injury and illness we could only muster a team of 22 on the day of which only 18 were regular first team members. This depleted squad mixed and matched to get as many points as possible but even then seven events went uncontested. So 94 points were not contested at all, and a further 104 points were chased by non-specialists who scraped a return of 26. So in effect just 26 points were culled from a further 198 on offer. Bearing in mind that if a team wins every event they score 508 points it doesn’t take Einstein to work out that from the remaining 310 points on offer we scored a further 202 towards our final total of 228 points. So there were a few big points scorers and some excellent performances to lift the spirits of the team managers who generally had a glazed look in their eyes and fixed grins. Somebody remarked they looked like Gordon Brown on speed!
Maximum in the high jump
The only max points came in the high jump won by Samson Oni ahead of Ben Challenger who now competes for Woodford Green. Darvin Edwards won the B high jump and also was ahead of Ben on count back so a good scalp there for Darvin. Joe Ive equalled the winning height in the pole vault but we missed Cameron Johnston who pulled out the day before with a virus. Richard Danso gained a third spot on the long jump and it was a big blow when Darragh O’Farrell failed to appear for the long and triple. It turned out his car had broken down on the motorway, Sadly, we had asked Adrian Phillips to compete in the Southern League.
Above: EDM was used to electronically measure the long throws. Unfortunately one of Tom Dobbing's efforts in the javelin was not recorded properly but discussion with the judges got him with another throw which took him to second place in the B competition. Pictures by Jeremy Hemming (contact him for copies of this and his other photos).
Bless the throwers
Scot Thompson was rushed to hospital Friday night and Leith Marar stood in as a late substitute in the discus to get second in the B event. Mark Allen threw pb’s in the hammer and discus and won the B shot to become our biggest individual points scorer of the day. With Chris Gearing gaining third in the A shot and Mick Jones throwing over 62m in the hammer on one training session since last August the throwers were adding significantly to our points tally; and then two 2nds came in the Javelin with Wes Smith throwing two pb’s to just pip Tom Dobbing in the last round. Bless the throwers.
Top ranked men in the 5,000m
Only one track event contained our top ranked men and that was the 5,000m. Stephen Sharp ran a superb pb to finish second in the A event while a below par Phil Wicks won the B. William Sharman was doubtful to race following a lengthy lay off due to injury but did support the team to gain silver in the high hurdles. Darren Chin gained good points in the hotly contested sprints. And there were some golden oldies contributing too. Our past high jumper Richard Aspden was persuaded to run the A 400 and although last, ran a creditable 50.4. He was rewarded with the last leg in the sprint relay. Richard is in Government service based in India and is back for a few months so with little training his performances were amazing.
44-year-old Paul Beaumont again turned up willing to cover anything and gained good points in the A400H, B110H, and B400. We had to restrain him from doing the steeplechase, which contained William Cockerell who is now just 7 points from becoming our next track and field points Centurion. This man wants it and when it happens it will not be more deserved!
Above: Shugri Omar tackles the 800m in the opening league match at Copthall Stadium, Barnet. Eventual winner, Oliver Teasel of Birchfield, leads. Picture by Pat Mead.
Début by young members
And finally to our young members who made their BAL début. The 800 was manned by Shugri Omar and George Martin, who were slightly overawed by the occasion but will gain from the experience, and Alex Bodin set his best 1500 time. Luke Sergeant ran well in the B200 among company he could not have dreamed of a week ago. He contributed to the sprint relay along with Richard Aspden, William Sharman and Darren Chin all of whom were instructed to get the baton round safely for last spot. They finished sixth in 43.47, which reflected the fighting spirit right to the end. Sadly with no 400m men the long relay was abandoned and at the last gasp our long held sixth place drifted to seventh.
And finally thanks to the Belgrave supporters and to Tony Ganio, sports masseur, whose magic hands eased tired legs and kept the team on track.
Results: 100m: 4 D Chin 10.6/nwr; 6 W Sharman 11.1/nwr; n/s 5r1 L Sargeant U20 11.8/0.1. 200m: 6 D Chin 21.76/0.4; 6 L Sargeant U20 22.91/0.4. 400m: 8 R Aspden 50.4; 7 P Beaumont M40 no time. 800m: 6 S Omar 1:56.0; 6 G Martin U20 1:59.1. 1500m: 7 D Anderson 3:58.53; 6 A Bodin U20 4:05.32. 5000m: 2 S Sharp 14:02.30; 1 P Wicks 14:24.50. 110mH: 2 W Sharman 14.34/nwr; 8 P Beaumont M40 24.32. 400mH: 8 P Beaumont M40 59.6; no B competitor. 3000mSC: 7 W Cockerell 10:08.38; no B competitor. HJ: 1 S Oni 2.15; 1 D Edwards 2.10. LJ: 3 R Danso 6.89w/2.8 (6.79/0.7); no B competitor. TJ: no competitor. PV: 2= J Ive 5.00; no B competitor. SP: 3 C Gearing 16.84; 3 M Allen 15.66. DT: 6 M Allen 49.94; 2 L Marar 49.70. JT: 2 W Smith 64.97; 2 T Dobbing 64.41. HT: 5 M Jones 62.72; 4 M Allen 53.60. 4x100m: 6 Belgrave 43.47 (W Sharman, D Chin, L Sargeant, R Aspden). 4x400m: no Belgrave team.
Teams: 1 City of Manchester 332; 2 Woodford Green w EL 321; 3 Birchfield H 286; 4 Shaftesbury Barnet H 268; 5 Newham & Essex Beagles 267; 6 City of Sheffield 235; 7 Belgrave H 228; 8 Trafford AC 221.