Great medal haul for HHH athletes at Surrey Indoors Champs

Denisha Marshall Brown who is one of the clubs young athletes featured in a short film highlighting Olympic values won the U13 girls 60m in a championship best performance of 8.24 as well as winning a bronze medal in the U15 girls shot, a feat emulated by her brother Dejean in the U15 boys shot event.

Amongst the gold medal winners there was some excellent long jumping by Jonathan Grant (U20M) who won in a new PB of 6.97m, Christopher Sinclair (U15B) 5.29m and Bintu Freeman (U13G) 4.40m and high jumping by Tayo Andrews (U17M) who set a new PB of 1.80m and Leila Abandah (U20W), hurdling by Rushane Thomas (U20M) and Rebecca Zelic (U20W), shot putting by Michella Obijiaku (U15G) who won with 10.55m.

Amongst the sprint races Herne Hill won four agegroups featuring a high quality Under 17 mens race where Marvin Popoola broke 7.00 seconds for the first time just pipping clubmates Zanson Plummer and Fawaaz Okunole who both bettered 7.10 seconds which place them in the top dozen in the country this winter. Amongst the female sprints Michelle Watson (U20M), Funto Fubunmi-Alade (U20W) won gold medals and Venessa La Fon-Hoyte was narrowly second in the under 17 women’s race, whilst triple jumper Shola John-Olojo showed good speed with a sub 7 sec 60m SM silver medal.

The club also promoted the Frank Harmer Memorial 10m road race in Brockwell Park where Sarwar Khan (35.05) and Basil Wallace (35.43) made it a club 1-2. The womens race was won by Charlotte Blum in 45.54, there were 135 runners despite the cold and damp conditions.

Elsewhere, Cathy Ansell ran 58.29 to easily win the women’s race in the Sri Chinmoy 10 miles road race in Battersea Park on Saturday, at which Mohammed Ismail placed 4th in 55.43 and Keith Newton 6th and first over 40 in 56.05.