8 August 2015 – British League & Women’s National League

There was an incredible day of success for Harrow as both the men's and ladies' national league teams were promoted for the 2016 season! The men's final match at Kingston was a tough competition (as always!) with Thames Valley Harriers pulling out all the stops to win but Harrow edged ahead of hosts Kingston to finish second in both the match and final league position. Team manager Tony Bush commented: "Congratulations on achieving promotion after a strong second place in the final BAL fixture at Kingston yesterday. We just missed out on the League title but we can all be proud of what we have achieved over the past three seasons. In 2013, we scored 14 league points for sixth place, last year was 21 league points for a distant third, this year we scored 28 points to secure promotion. Many thanks to everyone who contributed. "We had five A string victories yesterday; a double sprints victory for Omar, a massive 50cm victory for JJ, a PB on his BAL debut for Jack and a win for Tony at the back end of an injury-wracked season. PBs also for Shane on his debut, Jonny on his debut, Neil in the 800 and Harry in the 1500." For the womens national league team, an ecstatic Laura Alleyne proudly said: "Just to let you know that the ladies are DIVISION 2 CHAMPIONS and have won promotion to Division 1 next season, a first for the ladies side. It was a really close match and I do not have results as we had to rush to get our taxi to the station. We have celebrated with Champagne on the train home!! Thank you for supporting us. Big thanks to officials (Sylviane, Ian and Mike) and Tim for all their help this season." Season's reports to follow.


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