At the English Schools meeting in Gateshead Ed Burgess went agonisingly close to a medal in the intermediate boys’ 100m hurdles, finishing in fourth place just 0.05secs outside of the silver medal. Ed started well finishing his heat in second place in 13.42secs, then following this up with another second place in 13.40secs in his semi-final. Then in a closely run final Ed came fourth in 13.27secs both a personal best and national standard.