Sunday, July 14, 2013

Seconds

The Bomber was competing for Herne Hill Harriers in the UK Youth Development League yesterday. (Narrowly beaten to 2nd in the 200m thanks for asking. Nursing a leg injury not that we're making excuses you understand.)

The clubs in the Southern Region Premier 2 league are Herne Hill Harriers, Southampton A.C., Croydon Harriers, Team Dorset, and Winchester & District A.C.

While we were there an announcement came over the PA that Crydon Harriers' James Dasaolu had run a 9.91 second 100 metres medal contention at at the Sainsbury's British Championships in Birmingham.
His time, shattering his previous best of 10.03, elevates him from 22nd to fourth in this year’s world 100m rankings behind Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Justin Gatlin and, astonishingly, ahead of Bolt, whose best time this season is 9.94.
Extremely cool don't you think that he's from one of the clubs we were competing against? Very different from the gulf between the elite and the rest in many sports.

I don't know the the fianl YDL result yet, but barring accidents we will have done enough to win the league and HHH will be in Southern Region Premiere 1 next season which is the top division in this part of the world.
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