Allwood leads the way indoor for Herne Hill Harriers

Jumping in three stages: Triple jumper Julien Allwood was the pick of Harriers' performers at the London Indoor Games

Jumping in three stages: Triple jumper Julien Allwood was the pick of Harriers' performers at the London Indoor Games

First published in Sport

By Jonny Muir

Herne Hill Harriers' track and field athletes continued their early season fine-tuning by recording a string of notable performances at the London Indoor Games.

Julien Allwood was the club's leading performer at the two-day meeting for senior and U20 athletes at Lee Valley Athletics Centre by jumping 15.37m to win the senior men's triple jump.

Samuel Adeyemi - racing again after missing virtually all of last outdoor season with injury - was in action over 400m, running 49:46secs to secure second place in the men's senior A race.

Jessie Knight, English Schools' senior girl's 400m champion and Harriers' club record holder, placed fifth in the 400m women's A race, clocking 56:58secs.

The 18-year-old's time was comfortably faster than any of the other U20 women who were all running in their own age group.

Hannah Edwards, another 400m runner, won the D-string race in 61:76secs, ahead of club-mate Rebecca Zelic who was third in 62:07secs.

Three Herne Hill athletes - Blade Ashby, Matthew Walcott and Rushane Thomas - also lined up for the 60m hurdle races, with Ashby's 8:22secs the pick of the performances.

AJ Boyce, Jonathan Grant, Daryl Thomas, Zanson Plummer, Tshon Carnegie, Royan Moore and Marvin Popoola were also in action over 60m.

Plummer's 6:97secs lifted him close to the top of the U17 men's indoor ranking. Thomas and Popoola later raced over 200m, with the latter coming third in the U20 men's A race in 22:72secs.

Meanwhile, 800m specialist Mike Cummings won the January instalment of the Brooks Serpentine Last Friday 5km, clocking a season's best time of 15 minutes, 48 seconds.

In other 5km action, Mohammed Ismail was fourth at the Brockwell park run, running 17:27. Fellow Harrier Richard Wonnacott was two places behind in 18:12, with Tommy Haycocks 16th in 19:47.

Harriers have announced that the capacity of the club-organised Frank Harmer Memorial 10km in Brockwell Park on March 3 has been increased from 200 to 300 in response to demand.

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