2023 - National Cross-Country - Bolesworth Castle, Chester
takes a well deserved Bronze medal in the Senior Women's Championships
3 December 2022 - KCAA Masters Cross-Country
Championships - Dartford
19 November 2022 - London Youth Games Cross-Country Championships,
The iconic venue of Parliament Hill played host again
to the London Youth Games XC Championships, with London Boroughs pitting
their best runners against each other on the country, and many Junior BBHAC
athletes proudly representing Bromley.
Bromley repeated their overall victory in both boys
and girls team events from 2021, with an array of excellent individual and
team performances, including numerous medal-winning podium finishes, with
jubilant celebrations ensuing!
Starting off with the U15 girls who placed 3rd winning
bronze in the team, being led home by Megan Barlow pulling off a brilliant
last 400 metres to overtake and then pull clear of the girl who was ahead of
her in first place at the beginning of the last downhill, winning the gold
medal with a fast finish. Megan was followed home by Luciana Smith in 12th
and Lydia Witcombe in 26th.
The top three were followed by Jess Kelly in 31st, Beth Regan in 38th, Lilly
Bridgeman in 42nd, Caitlin Hough in 51st, Leah Kyriacou in 53rd, Lydia
Marston in 57th, Angelina Mernaka in 60th and Eva Chambers in 86th,
demonstrating the strength in depth Bromley have in this age group.
The U15 boys were not to be outdone by the girls,
placing 2nd overall winning silver, with their lead runners being Joe Scanes
in 3rd, Joseph Hill in 7th and Lucas Elmquist-Pearson in 13th. They were
well backed up by Jed Starvis 39th, Ryan Alford-Smith 45th, Tane Chambers
58th, Nathan Clark 63rd, Ben O'Grady 90th, Alex Martin 118th and Samuel
U11 girls placed 8th overall with a strong turnout of
12 runners, with Eva John a very respectable 8th, Isabella Jenkins 41st, Ava
Burford 48th, Imogen Jenner-Heard 67th, Kitty Battle 93rd, Holly
Alford-Smith 120th, Violet Gillinder 136th, Freya Denbow 138th, Imaniya
Rutty 144th, Helen Gallagher 164th, Alice Crawford 170th and Sophia Boon
U11 boys were 10th overall, again with 12 runners,
with Elliot Morris in 25th, Dexter Mein 27th, Tiago Miai-Gibbon 35th, Luke
Eperon 48th, Joshua Bentley 61st, Billy Pharaoh 93rd, Henry Dobbs 111th,
Oscar King 144th, Harry Ralph 162nd, Lewis Crick 167th, James Wilson 183rd
and George Byrant 195th.
There was a team gold in the U13 girls event, with the
3 to score being Aoife McDonagh in 5th, Alba Homans-Yau in 7th and Kara
Bryan in 10th - a very strong team performance - well done girls! They were
followed home by Martha Warner 17th, Arianna Jenner-Heard 18th, Sophie Tran
24th, Amelie Ramsden 39th, Rowan Pearson 44th, Beth McGillivray 47th, Freya
Pearson 48th, Evie Debruyn 53rd and Chloe Morez 64th.
U13 boys won bronze with some very strong performaces
at the front of the field - their 3 to score was Kian Farrell in 6th, James
Shaw in 10th and Matias Caceres in 17th, backed up by Daniel Horgan 20th,
Nathan Crossan 71st, James Bunn 79th, Liam Hough 82nd, Benjamin Evans (go on
son!) 112th, Aaron Crossan 125th, Jack Barlow 130th, Archie Bates in 197th
and Johnny Lee in 205th.
U17 girls won gold with a very strong showing, led
home by Liberty Whyte winning individual silver in 2nd, Megan Slattery just
outside the medals in 4th and Isla Spink in 20th - follwoing home the 3 to
score were Tallulah Ndikanwu 25th, Olivia Magee Brown 30th, Cara Gould 41st,
Molly Shaw 53rd, Islay Pearson 54th, Assia El Mourtabite 61st and Lola
U17 boys won silver with their 3 to score being Alex
Middleton in 9th, Arthur Starvis in 10th and Harry Fage in 18th - they were
backed up with good runs by Mark Constable 19th, Franco Hillier 23rd, Jasper
Brooks 30th and Josh Healy 36th.
Well done to all the athletes, coaches, parents,
supporters and to the Bromley Team Manager Jay Galley - Congratulations on
yet another Bromley win!
19 November 2022 - London Cross-Country Championships,
The yearly trip to Parliament Hill saw a good fielding
by Blackheath seniors on Saturday for the London XC champs eventually won
buy elite runner Ahmed Abdul of Ilford and Hannah Viner of Highgate.
Of those brave enough to venture out for arguably the
toughest cross-country course of the season; Robert Donohue and Naomi
Kingston were top for the club SM and SW crossing the line in 31st (37.45)
and 16th, (22.42) respectively. Phenomenal times and performances from the
Of the women; Jess Keene, continuing her strong season
in the seniors, came next in 32nd over all (24.18). Jennie Butler and Ashley
Pearson, two consistent performers this season came in next looking strong
in 69th and 71st (25.52 and 26.06) to round up Blackheath senior women and
earn them 10th place overall in the team competition, narrowly losing out on
9th to local rivals Cambridge Harriers by mere seconds. Well done ladies.
Top place went to London Heathside this year.
A Great performance from the ever-young Alex Gibbons
who came in next in 51st place with a fantastic time of 38:45 on the nearly
11K course, followed closely with the welcome return to championship
competition from Martin Richardson in 55th (38.57) and the always consistent
Micah Evans now back from illness in 56th 39.09 despite falling over in the
muddiest part of the course, making up the 4 to score.
Strong performances from Graeme Lugar and David Adams
saw them sneak inside the top 100 in 91st, and 94th positions respectively
(40:25, 40:35). Blair Wilson also coming back from illness and also with an
unscheduled stop within the 1st mile lol came next in 103rd with a time of
Greg Firth came home strongly next in 141st (42.16)
followed by action man Steve Hough in 197th (43.50).
Steve Evenden, was then next for the club in 262nd
with a time of 46:48 seconds. Well done Steve on what is surprisingly his
first ever outing at Parliament Hill. New XC member Matthew Maddocks and M65
Luigi Arcuri, both well inside the the top 400 came next in 329th and 379th
(50:15 and 53.46) to round off a strong day again for Blackheath.
The men's team, beset by illness and injury managed an
extremely respectable 7th place overall out of the 40 teams who scored. Top
honours going to Hercules Wimbledon.
Post race drinks were well attended as usual and it
was great to see everyone making a difficult journey to Parliament Hill and
looking forward to next Saturday at Footscray, much more local!
Up the Heath!