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Reports on Midland league, Intercounties and Hooky 6
                                   MIDLAND,HOOK NORTON SIX AND INTER-COUNTIES
Alex Brown made his Mum proud twice at the weekend with two personal best’s throwing the javelin. The first in the Midland League fixture for Banbury Harriers at Tipton on Saturday and secondly at Hendon for Oxfordshire in the Under20/15 Southern Inter-Counties match.
 Brown decided to go to Tipton to help ensure that the clubs outside chance of relegation did not materialise. He started his day with a solid third place in the long jump, then a modest high jump. The javelin followed quickly after and a good series of six throws resulted with a lifetime best and winning throw of 45m 36cm. He finished the day running a solid third leg in the 4x100m relay enabling the quartet to finish second.
 Sunday for him was all about the javelin when he increased his best to 45m 62cm to finish sixth of the eighteen throwers.
 Another proud mum on Saturday was Kyle Ennis’s as he completed a 100m and 200m win double in all four fixtures and gained second place in the “b”string long jump. Luke Sherlock the youngest male in the team recorded two personal best in both the 800 and 400metre races and Perris Wilkins gained a win in the hammer and second in the shot. His favoured event the discus was cancelled after damage to the gage in the earlier hammer event.
 The ladies produced a number of excellent performances which included the Parker sisters in the long,triple and high jump events and Hannah Cousins in both the 100 and 100m hurdles. The ladies finished with a good win in the 4x100m relay.
 On Sunday at Hendon ten other Banbury Harrier athletes competed for Oxfordshire apart from Brown. The pick a personal best from Michael Dawes in the under fifteen discus a place in the 100m final in the same age group for Michael Quinn. In the girls a personal best and place in the final of the 800m for Emily Thompson.
 In the older age group Tomasz Napiorkowski who will be joining the club next year finished third in the shot, fourth in the discus and seventh in the hammer, the latter two personal bests. Megan Davies who also had competed at Tipton went close to a personal best in the hammer.
 On Sunday also the Hook Norton Six took place and the race was won by Aaron Burgess of Oxford City in a time of 33m 28s. Locally a number of Banburyshire runners took part first home was Simon Pritchard the Banbury Harrier finishing in 9th place. Young Henry Sleight followed up his good run in last week’s Moto-vation race to finish in 12th place. There were high places for two Adderbury Runners members in the field of 240 plus, with Paddy Haynes in 18th place and Simon Emmerson in 24th place.
Other Harriers runners were Michelle Bartlett 67th, Niel Frape 75th, Glyn Pritchard 111st, Andy Bartlett 136th and Leanne Buckling 154th.
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    Philip Coy
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