Three Blackheath & Bromley athletes broke Club records in an astonishing half hour at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix at the Alexander Stadium. The achievements of Adam Gemili, Dina Asher Smith and Serita Solomon were not just notable Club performances. They also shook up the UK all time list for their events.

Adam actually broke the Club 100 metre record twice in one day. In the heats he improved his best to 10.00 so there was great anticipation that he would time under 10 seconds in the final. This he achieved dipping on the line to record 9.97 to finish in second place behind America’s Marvin Bracey.

However, as he tumbled across the line Adam clutched his hamstring and stayed sprawled on the track. He was stretchered off but was able to acknowledge the applause of the concerned spectators.

Adam’s performance means that he is the first Briton ever to have run under 10 seconds for the 100 and sub 20 seconds for the 200 and he is still only 21. He is now 4th on the UK all time list for the 100.

If he has worries about his hamstring injury he can be encouraged by the progress of Dina Asher Smith since she pulled up with injury at last years European Championships. The John Blackie coached athlete broke the British record for the 100 metres two weeks ago and on Sunday she moved to second on the UK all time list for the 200 metres. She took over three hundredths off her best as timed 22.30 just one hundredth of a second behind Jeneba Tarboh and Allyson Felix who both ran 22.29.

Just ten minutes later Serita Solomon, who like Dina lives in Orpington, smashed through the 13 second barrier for the 100 metre hurdles for the first time. She recorded 12.87 which is inside the qualifying standard for the World Championships which take place in Beijing, China in August. This moves her to 7th on the UK all time list In the field second claim member Isobel Pooley was 4th in the high jump with a clearance of 1.94.