I got a text earlier this week asking if the Bomber could turn out for the Harriers in their Youth Development League fixture at Southampton on Saturday. He can't because he is away in Somerset at the Brean Sands rugby festival.
I am surprised and pleased they asked though. Last year (see Icons passim) the U13/15 boys and girls teams won their Youth Development League Division so that next year will be amongst the elite top six clubs in the South. The Bomber hasn't trained in athletics at all this year, as he is still in rugby mode and will be competing - this season in athletics - at U15 for the first time as he is just the wrong side of the age barrier. That is right, he turns out for the U13s at rugby on Saturday, but would be U15 at athletics on the same day.
There is a Herne Hill Harriers Open meet on Bank Holiday Monday. Maybe I can persuade him just to do the javelin at that. We are driving back from Somerset in the morning, but the event is not until quarter to four in the afternoon.