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VOL 19. No4. MAR 2000. PRESIDENT 1999/MM: Richard Coles
HON. SECR:- J Baldwin, 25 Forge Rise, Uckfield, E Sussex TN22 5BU (01825 768193)
EDITOR:- W Clapham, 26 Dunoon Rd, London SE23 3TF (0181 699 5949)
News, Views & Results of Blackheath Harriers, 56 Bourne Way, Hayes, Bromley, Kent (Tel 0181 462 3115). Unless otherwise attributed, views are those of the Editor.
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An UPDATE by the HON. SECRETARY
      Three meetings on various development issues were held in January as advertised in the last Courier. The first on 17th to discuss the development of our Women's Section was well supported, with almost 20% of the women's membership attending. A full and useful discussion took place, the women putting forward several ideas and views on what was necessary to broaden female membership. These included advertised introduction/ coaching meetings for women in the Borough of Bromley, the need for somebody or bodies to act as a contact and give a welcome to women meeting at the Clubhouse or Norman Park for the first time, and improved communications on matters pertaining to women. At the meeting two women, Karyn O'Mahoney and Kim Viney, volunteered to serve on the committee, and Nicola Viney volunteered to help with our website. The need now is for a volunteer to convene a smaller group to pursue some of the ideas and put them into action.
      The second meeting on the 24th, was equally productive for ideas to initiate a Young Athletes Development scheme. Coaching days, come-&-try days and thoughts on how to increase participation in our evening meetings were all discussed. It is likely that some of the evening meetings will be held at Ladywell Arena, where an expanding coaching group is developing under the enthusiasm of Kerryn Seale. Again this all needs someone to push it forward.
      The third meeting considered the subject of membership catergories in some detail and came to the conclusion that there was no justification in making any changes at this time.
      The final point mentioned in the last Courier, the possibility of a name change, was discussed at the January Committee meeting. After hearing arguments both for against, a vote was taken showing 16 for a change with 2 against. A proposal from the Committee for a name change to "Blackheath Harriers Bromley" will therefore appear on the AGM agenda.
      Views, suggestions or volunteers for any of the above matters are most welcome and can be made to the Secretary or other members of the Committee.

200 CLUB
      Organiser: Len Dalmon (01689 855998) Recent winners:-
Jan 50 T O'Reilly   25 K Johnson & S Hollingdale
Feb 50 G Monshall   25 Rita White & B Wilson

OK CHIEFS, but where were the INDIANS?
      The Kent Cross-Country Championship resulted in wins for the Senior, Junior and Under-13 teams, Michael Skinner and Colin Norris being the individual winners in the latter two age-groups.
      The Southern was another win for the Seniors with Dave Taylor the individual Champion. He followed this up with fourth place in the National, though here the team result was disappointing. There have been a number of other good runs by individuals, notably Dave Heath in the Inter-Counties.
      Question: Does anyone with a long memory in the Club remember us ever previously losing all three Mobmatches? Not, at least, in the last 30 years. The reason isn't hard to find. We now have only sixty members able and willing to run a Mobmatch. Of these, three-quarters are vets and the under-35s can be counted on your fingers.
      It has been a very active indoor season for all age-groups at all levels. At International level the Club has been represented by Julian Golding, Emeka Udechuku, Akinola Lashore and Mensah Elliott. There have been some excellent performances in the various Championships and one might pick out Fabian Collymore's sprinting in the U17s, Bill Foster's M40 Club record in winning the National Vets 3000m and Gordon Hickey's UK SP record in the SCVAC M65 (pity he missed the National Vets - turned up on the wrong day. Well, what do you expect when you're M65?)

VETERANS TRACK & FIELD
      The SCVAC League will revert this year to separate scoring for the Men's and Women's competitions. John (R) Turner will be looking for support, not only from old hands but from those new to our veteran ranks. Anyone with no previous T&F experience should not be put off, as there are always team slots and non-scoring events where experience can be gained.
      Dates/ venues are- Mon 17th Apr Ladywell: Mon 22nd May Norman Pk: Fri 16th June Deangate: Mon 24th July Erith. John may be contacted at 01959 540730.
      The first Kent AA Track & Field Championship meeting, including Veteran events, will be at Crystal Palace on Sat/Sun 13th/14th May.
      Veteran events are- Sat: 2000mSC Men- Sun 5000m & 3000m Walk Men & Women.
      Male entries- 3 Amanda Close, Chatham, ME5 9EQ: Female- 209 Wincheap, Canterbury, CT1 3TP. Entries Close 14th April.

LONDON MARATHON
      The Club Appeal this year will be for The Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital. Our runners will also be individually supporting various causes.

COURIEROSITIES (5)
      There's nothing like fit athletes for getting injured. I don't mean your common-or-garden Achilles tweak but something with a bit more flair. Like the story of the league hack who did the pole vault, knocked the stanchion over and landed head-first on its concrete base. Expected sympathy from his team manager who races up with "Get over to the Shot, we need the point". He did, and dropped it on his toe.
      I expect you've got your own idea of treatment. Some go to the Physio but most of us would rather be pummelled down Millwall for nothing. Have you met people running the wrong way round the track. That's after years of trackwork where their right legs have grown longer than their lefts. Misunderstandings can easily occur. One old Heathen had heard about RICE but thought you had to slap it all over you. That wouldn't have mattered only his was still in the tin. Of course injuries can be out-of-sight, like high BP. That's sometimes found in overweight people who were very skinny babies. Suggestions on a postcard.

(01) 8th Jan. County XC Champs Kent Sevenoaks. Sen (11.5K/ 37.25) 21 R Smith 41.45- 37- K Daniel 43.34- 44 S Cooper 43.55- 48 S Smythe(CamH) 44.09- 56 D Ellison 45.04- 86 C Fincham 47.49- 110 C Pike 50.47- 146 M Wade 55.14- 153 J Mullett 56.44- Tms(Sc 6) 6 BH 354- JM 1 M Skinner 27.25- 3 L Cooper 27.56- 9 A Rayner 29.18- 11 S Holmes 30.08- 18 R Laming 31.14- Tms 1 BH- U17 3 W Bolton 20.09- 5 S Simmons 20.35- U15 17 D Ryan 14.06- 18 D Snow 14.09- 25 R Perkins 14.26- 33 C Daniel 14.53- 53 M Shirley 16.29- 60 P Moreton 18.46- Tms 5 BH- U13 1 C Norris 11.25- 4 J Gorman 11.53- 12 C Mumford 12.26- 13 T Beech 12.27- 14 D Willis 12.29- 19 S Leach 12.40- 31 T Smedley 13.30- Tms 1 BH- SW 5 J Butler 32.01- 32 A Cilia 39.31- JW 7 C Castledine 27.41- U17W 5 K Bugler 16.14- U15G 9 E Bugler 14.28- 29 H Williams 17.59- U13G 12 A Boyle 13.52-
Surrey Lloyd Pk. 1 D Taylor (HHH) 12K/ 42.06-
(02) 15th Jan. BH Open XC 10Km Hayes - 1 M Watling 38.14 (Bennett pos 14)- 2 R Coles 39.43 (15)- 3 J Morland 39.49 (13)- 4 J Phelan 40.21 (8)- 5 M Ellison 40.22 (20)- 6 C Fincham 40.34 (18)- 7 A Tucker 40.39 (3)- 8 S Pairman 41.26 (10)- 9 M Cronin 41.35 (9)- 10 G Coates 41.54 (12)- 11 T Brightwell 42.21 (6)- 12 W Slack 42.24 (17)- 13 N Bunclark 43.44 (4)- 14 R Brown 44.08 (25)- 15 C Pike 44.51 (30)- 16 S Capey 45.49 (2)- 17 A Davis 46.00 (26)- 18 M Wade 46.07 (19)- 19 M Salmon 47.02 (27)- 20 J Robinson 47.11 (1)- 21 J Mullett 47.16 (5)- 23 P Lovell 47.30 (23)- 24 S Haley 47.53 (16)- 25 A Pontifex 48.04 (11)- 26 R Walsh 48.24 (33)- 27 M Peel 48.33 (7)- 28 B Wilson 48.58 (35)- 29 D Appleton 50.33 (21)- 30 A Cilia (L) 51.12 (32)- 31 W Clapham 51.25 (22)- 32 M Gasson 52.21 (28)- 33 F Ward 52.31 (31)- 34 Rn Chambers 52.40 (29)- 35 J Copley 53.52 (36)- 36 D Churchus 54.00 (34)- 38 A Jelly (L) 54.23 (24)- 39 I King 66.34 (37)-
(03) 15th Jan. Vets T&F Malta 200m/LJ D Wallington 26.1/ 5.34
(04) 15th Jan. Kent Women's & YAs XC Lges Dunorlan Pk U20 1 D Ayrton- 3 M Lucht- U17 2 W Bolton- U15 4 D Ryan- 8 D Snow- 9 C Daniel- U13 1 C Norris- 4 T Beech- 6 D Willis- 11 S Leech- JWm 4 S Singer-   GU15 5 E Bugler- 9 J Patmore-
(05) 22nd Jan. South of Thames Sen Crawley (32.48) 9 M Airey 34.48- 20 R Smith 35.49-
(06) 22nd Jan. Vets AC XC 5.5M Wimbledon Cmn (32.09) 47 W Clapham 45.07
(07) 22nd Jan. County Schools XC Kent Maidstone. Sen 1 W Bolton- 4 M Hill- 6 A Rayner- Int D Ryan- D Snow- SenG 8 S Singer- Surrey Int J Godsell-
(08) 29th Jan. SEAA XC Champs Parliament Hill - Sen 9M 1 D Taylor 47.58- 5 A Arrand 48.50- 12 J Mills 49.48- 51 J Bradley 52.20- 58 R Smith 52.31- 85 G Clifford 53.39- 189 S Smythe (CamH) 56.43- 292 R Daniels (Perseverance Cup) 59.23- 431 C Fincham 62.38- 557 G Coates 65.45- Tms 1 BH 212 (Frank Wynn Cup)- JM 18 D Ayrton 30.33- 19 L Cooper 30.35- 25 R Bentley 30.55- 54 M Lucht 32.28- Tms 5 BH- U17 13 W Bolton 23.38- 30 M Hill 24.36- 42 S Simmons 24.49- U15 66 R Perkins 20.05- 77 D Snow 20.15- 154 D Ryan 21.42- 215 C Daniel 23.20- 259 P Moreton 27.24- Tms 23 BH- U13 97 T Beech 14.13- 112 S Leach 14.23- 124 D Willis 14.37- SenW 37 J Butler 35.38- 86 S Budd 38.15- 223 A Cilia 44.17- JW 43 C Castledine 25.38- U17W 58 K Bugler 25.17- U15G 105 E Bugler 23.58- 150 J Patmore 25.38- 188 H Williams 29.57- U13G 126 A Boyle 16.08-
(09) 30th Jan. Rd 15M Benfleet - (1:30.54) 73 L Bryant 1:54.21- 125(2M60) P Lovell 2:01.29- 154 D King 2:04.18-
(10) 5th Feb. Surrey XC Lges 5M Div 1 Coulsdon. 2 D Taylor (HHH)- Div 3 Wimbledon. 26 H Morten (VAC) 29.02- W Clapham (VAC)-
(11) 5th Feb. Univ XC Chs Edinburgh 36 J Bradley (Ox) 31.52-
(12) 6th Feb. Essex AAA Rd 20M Rochford (1:48.07) 75 L Bryant 2:25.22- 107(3M60) P Lovell 2:33.49- 126 D King 2:38.34- 146 T Wood 2:43.53-
(13) 12th Feb. Inter-Cy XC Nottingham 6 D Heath 4K/12.16- 24 J Mills 12.38- U20 25 D Ayrton - 8K/27.36- 51 L Cooper 28.18- 97 A Rayner 29.33- U17 6K 27 W Bolton 20.06- U13 97 J Gorman- SW 74 J Butler- 91 S Budd- U20W 83 C Castledine- 123 S Singer- U17W 147 K Bugler-
(14) 12th Feb. Mobmatch v Ranelagh Petersham (71/2 M/ 42.33) -2 R Smith 43.28 (H'c pos 5)- 12 R Coles 47.57 (17)- 15 M Ellison 48.33 (20)- 17 C Keen 49.00 (32)- 18 C Fincham 49.23 (22)- 19 J Phelan 49.24 (16)- 25 M Cronin 50.08 (11)- 26 G Coates 50.14 (8)- 27 W Slack 50.24 (9)- 29 S Pairman 50.53 (18)- 31 T Brightwell 51.17 (10)- 34 R Brown 52.11 (13)- 37 N Bunclark 52.26 (4)- 41 C Pike 54.06 (25)- 42 R Walsh 54.14 (1)- 44 J R Turner 54.35 (31)- 47 J E Turner 55.00 (19)- 53 S Lloyd 56.20 (12)- 54 S Haley 56.31 (2)- 55 S Capey 56.46 (24)- 56 C Griffin 56.58 (34)- 57 M Wade 56.58 (26)- 58 M Peel 57.05 (3)- 60 N Barber 57.32 (15)- 61 D Carton 57.44 (28)- 63 P Lovell 58.01 (23)- 68 W Orton 58.35 (6)- 70 A Pontifex 59.10 (21)- 72 B Wilson 59.39 (30)- 74 J Copley 60.16 (29)- 79 D Churchus 63.27 (14)- 80 A Jelly 63.44 (7)- 82 M Gasson 63.58 (27)- 86 W Clapham 64.45 (33)- Match (Sc 32) Ranelagh 779- BH 1376
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12th Feb. Open XC Tilford 1 G Clifford (BoE) 31.40
(16) 12th Feb. Vets AC XC Ch 5.5M Wimbledon Cmn 8(1M45) K Daniel 32.46-
(17) 16th Feb. London Colls XC Lge Guildford 5.2M 5 M Skinner (Brun) 28.01-
(18) 19th Feb. Kent XC Lge Swanley (29.29) 7 M Airey 30.41- 10 R Smith 31.02- 32 K Daniel - 33.13- 33 S Cooper 33.27- 39 H Morten 33.46- 78 T Brightwell 36.37- 80 G Meek 36.52- 83 G Coates 37.04- 128 Rn Chambers 46.19- Tms (Sc4) 6 BH- Fin pos 15-
(19) 19th Feb. SCVAC XC Chs Lloyd Pk - M50 (10k/ 40.20) 16(5M55) J Copley 53.27- 18(2M65) W Clapham 54.05-
(20) 20th Feb. Kent AC Rd 10M Sidcup (51.00) 14(3KtV) S Smythe(CamH) 57.19- 45(2M50) T Brightwell 61.43- 224 A Jelly 79.24- 243 A Murrell 80.59-
(21) 20th Feb. Kent Women's & YAs XC Lges Sparrows Den - U20 1 D Ayrton 15.41- 2 A Rayner 16.03- 4 M Lucht 16.57- Tm BH- U17 2 W Bolton 16.13- U15 6 C Daniel 14.15- 17 D Griffin 15.58- 21 M Shirley 16.26- 23 T Stevens 16.39- 33 P Moreton 19.38- Tms 3 BH- U13 6 T Beech 11.25- 7 M Greene 11.28- 10 S Leach 11.43- 11 D Willis 11.50- 19 T Smedley 12.16- Tms 2 BH- SW16 A Cilia 22.31- U20W 3 S Singer 15.38- GU13 7 A Boyle 10.42- 15 K Moreley 11.24-
(22) 26th Feb. National XC Champs Stowe Sen (40.19) 4 D Taylor 41.25- 73 M Steinle 44.36 - 91 J Bradley 45.06- 148 M Airey 46.11- 174 R Smith 46.47- 192 G Clifford 47.08- 383 R Daniels 48.51- Tms 13 BH- U20 19 D Ayrton 33.54- 52 R Bentley 35.40- 78 M Lucht 36.42- 106 D Moore 38.12- Tms 5 BH- U17 29 W Bolton 20.56- SW 56 J Butler 30.53-
(23) INDOOR 8/1 Xtal Pal. 60m U17 F Collymore 7.2- 8-9/1 Midl Open Birmingham. 60m/200m - R Tabares 7.08/ 21.94- 12/1 Xtal Pal. 60m A Lashore 6.8- T Swaray 6.9- L Edwards 7.2- U20 D Watson 7.5- Wm Guthrie 7.8- 15/1 Xtal Pal. LJ L Edwards 6.69- 15-16/1 Birmingham. 60/200m 2 A Lashore 6.78- J Golding 6.94/ 21.58- D Burley 22.24- A Wilson 22.89- 1500m 3 M Skinner 3:59.46- SP 1 E Udechuku 16.83- 22/1 SE Bedford. 60m 1 A Lashore 6.84- 60H 1 M Freckleton 8.09- LJ 2 L Edwards 6.99- TJ 1 M Bramble 14.65- U17 PV 3 T Robinson 2.80- JWm 60H 1 K Porter 9.34- Xtal Pal LJ JWm 1 E Kuenstlinger- GU15 HJ S Alaneme 1.55- SP A Oliver 8.57- 29-30/1 AAA Birmingham 60m sf A Lashore 6.79- ht J Golding 6.83- 200m 3 J Golding 20.87- sf D Burley 21.79- h A Wilson 22.80- 1500 9 M Airey 3:52.90- 10 M Skinner (h 3:51.75)- 60H 4 M Elliott 7.93pb- J Freckleton 8.12- 3KWlk P Hannell 14:52.2- LJ L Edwards 7.16- SP 2 E Udechuku 17.06- U17 60/200m 1/2 F Collymore 7.16/ 22.95- 30/1 Horsham 50H/PV A Sharp 6.8/ 4.45- 4-5/2 AAA U20 Birmingham. 60m 4 D Grant 6.97- 200m 4 N Ursell- M Awanah 22.91/ 4LJ 6.82- 800m D Moulton 1:57.21- U17 60m/200m 4/3 F Collymore 7.20/ 22.64- 200m/400m N Simpson 23.43/ 52.89- JW 60m sf A Barnaby 8.01- 60H 6 K Porter- 5/2 Xtal Pal. PV 1 S Tolson 3.60- SP 1 E Udechuku 17.11- U17 PV 1 T Robinson- U17W 60m A Jacobs 8.7- 60H/LJ K Benneworth 9.7- HJ 2 H Thompson 1.55- U15G 60m/LJ H Robinson 8.9/ 4.33- HJ 1 S Alaneme 1.55- LJ J Porter- SP 2 A Oliver 8.00- U13G 60m/LJ C Cooper 9.1- 9/2 Open Xtal Pal. 60m D Grant 6.9- M Elliott 7.1- A Wilson 7.1-11/2 Ghent 200m B 1 J Golding 21.14- 12/2 Xtal Pal Open. PV S Tolson 3.60- U17 T Robinson 2.90- SP E Udechuku 17.11- 13/2 Lievin, Fr 200m B 3 J Golding 20.91- 13/2 SCVAC Xtal Pal. M65 HJ/PV/TJ 1/1/2 J Day 1.30/ 2.40- SP G Hickey 13.29 Br rec- 20/2 GP Birmingham. 60m/200m h/2 J Golding 6.80/ 20.70- 20/2 Repr Birmingham. 60m 2 A Lashore (Brun) 6.87- SP 2 E Udechuku (L'b) 16.50- 19-20/2 Kent Xtal Pal. 60m U20 3 D Lougheed 7.4- U17 1 J Wilkie 7.3- GU17 60m/LJ 3/1 K Benneworth 8.3/ 5.38 ch rec- HJ 1 H Thompson 1.55- SP S Quaye 8.53pb- GU15 HJ 1 S Alaneme- LJ 3 H Robinson 4.37pb- SP 1 Alaneme 8.92- 2 A Oliver 8.62- 26/2 Euro Ghent. 200m 3 J Golding 21.05 (sf 20.87)- 26/2 Home Intl Cardiff. 200m A Lashore(Eng)- 60H 3 M Elliott(Eng) 8.10- SP 2 E Udechuku(Eng) 17.90- 26/2 Natl Vets Birmingham. M40 3000m 1 W Foster 8:48.36 cl rec- M45 60m/LJ 4 D Wallington 8.04/ 5.30- 1500m 5 K Daniel 4:22.16- M50 200m/LJ h/5 M Martineau 29.58/ 4.29- M55 3KWalk 1 P Hannell 14:44.5- M65 60H/HJ/PV 1/2/1 J Day 11.81/ 1.27/ 2.60-
(24) RACE WALKING 9/1 Met Pol 10K E.Moseley. 16 P Hannell 53.18- 17 S Lightman 54.15- 26 - N Simmons 61.26- 22/1 SyWC Monks Hl 10M. 2 S Lightman 88.45- 3 P Hannell 89.36- 7 N Simmons 97.44- 5/2 Victoria Pk 10K. 5 S Lightman 53.30- 11 N Simmons 60.13-

BENNETT CUP - LEADERS AFTER SEVEN EVENTS
      1 J Phelan 336- 2 A Pontifex 319- 3 N Bunclark 299- 4 M Wade 293- 5 T Brightwell 291- 6 C Fincham 284- 7 D Churchus 280- 8 M Cronin 279- 9 R Coles 273- 10 R Brown 268

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