Herne Hill Harriers’ youngsters were out in force at the English Schools Championships last weekend.

They were representing London schools and bordering counties at what is often referred to as the “young athletes Olympics” at the Gateshead International Stadium.

It all started with a personal best (PB) by Danielle Henderson in the junior girls javelin of 39.46m - a club U15 medal - secured a gold medal.

Herne Hill’s second gold medal came on Saturday afternoon when Kristal Awuah snatched the senior girls 100m title from her London team-mate, Danielle Blake, with a time of 12.22secs.

Both Awuah and Blake had come second in their heats, with Awuah setting a PB of 12.07secs.

Two more of the club’s throwers, Alfred Mawdsley and Michella Obijiaku, won silver medals in the discus (43.36m) and shot put (12.95m) respectively.

Few Harriers reports are complete without the inclusion of an outstanding middle distance run and Alex Brown produced something special in the inter girls 1,500m final.

Brown stormed into second place in the final straight in a Harriers club U17 women’s record of four minutes 29.74 seconds for a PB.

It was the second quickest time ever by a Harriers female athlete of any age – only Great Britain U23 international Katie Snowden has run faster - and astonishingly her time was actually faster than the winner of a tactically run senior 1,500m final at the European Athletics Championships.