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Last updated 10 November 2019


Kent League 2019/20


8 February 2020 - Kent League - Norman Park

14 December 2019 - Kent League - Foots Cray Meadows

9 November 2019 - Kent League - Danson Park, Welling 10-11-18

26 October 2019 - Kent League - (incls B&B YA C-C Champs) Somerhill Park, Tonbridge 30-10-18

12 October 2019 - Kent League - Swanley Park 13-10-19


9 November 2019 - Kent League - Danson Park, Welling

Full results here...

Danson Park, Bexleyheath played host to match three in this winterís Kent league cross country series and despite a clash with the English Schools Cup, Blackheath and Bromley HAC girls once again dominated, winning all three U13, U15 and U17 team races. The fewer number of boys running, reflected in the overall team results with a 4th and two 3rds in the U13, U15 and U17 races.

The U13 girls led proceedings out and another solid run from Molly-May Mooney-Clarke finishing an impressive 2nd, a great run from Amie Gould in a superb 4th and year young Luciana Smith having a very strong run placing 6th, completed the scoring trio. The team were ably backed up by great runs from Marie Salamanca 10th, Lydia Witcombe 14th, Tallulah Ndikanwu 16th. Alyessa Firla, also a year young ran well finishing 23rd with sisters Maddie and Lydia Marston just 2 seconds apart in 35th and 36th. This was Lydiaís debut for the club and encouragingly she has two more years in this age group. Lola Bischoff did well to finish the 3.1k course after picking up a niggle on the first lap.

The U15 girls had the biggest squad of the day and Hannah Clark powered home to seal her first victory of the season, with Carys Firth having her highest placing to date with a fine run placing a solid 2nd. Lily Meers ran hard to secure 5th and ensure team victory in the three to score race. Two more in the top ten with Cara Gould a very good 8th and Cameron Kelly- Gordon an impressive 9th. Isabella Louth had another great run in 12th, with Olivia Wauters in 18th, SP Maher in 21st and Abi Smith 35th. Completing the squad over the 4.2k course were Libby Whyte in 41st and Amelie Willars in 46th.

In the U17 race Zoe White finished the strongest with a powerful performance over the 5.2k course scoring her first Kent League victory. Ailbhe Barnes ran hard from the gun and was rewarded with great second place and completing the scoring trio was Ellie Osmond in 5th, recording her best run this winter. Isabelle Stoneham worked hard on the heavy grass course placing a great 7th and just outside the top ten was Olivia Berry in a good 12th place.

Amy Leach made it three 2nd places from three in the U20 woman race and sits firmly at the top of the league table but unfortunately no BBHAC team score recorded.

The U13 boys team were fourth on the day with impressive runs from Josh Healy in 7th, Jasper Brooks in 9th, year young Hendri Verster in 16th and Harry Fage in 18th.

Matt Smith left it late but made up a good few places in the last 100m placing a fine 4th in the U15 boys 4.2k race. Alessio Tutt went out hard from the start and committed well and should be pleased with his soild 7th, his first top ten finish. Arthur Starvis was a good 19th, Thomas Sugden 22nd, Ted Marston 25th and Nathaniel Brunner 41st. The team is currently third in the league.

Sam Reardon led the Blackheath charge in the U17 race and placed well in 7th, backed up by Jake Leng in 15th and Justin Strover in 19th, securing 3rd in the team race. Will Andrews finished 21st despite an uncomfortable stitch and Callum Horton contiued his fine first season with a good 25th. With one fixture left the team are second in the table.

Joe Georgiadis was our sole competitor in the U20 race but placed a high 5th and this secures him second spot in the individual table.

The remaining Kent league fixture is on Saturday 14th December at Footscray and will see the culmination of the individually season, along with all the team results. We also incorporate the BBHAC club championship with gold, silver and bronze awarded to the top three BBHAC finishers in each race.

Paul Austridge

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26 October 2019 - Kent League - (incls B&B YA C-C Champs) Somerhill Park, Tonbridge

Full results here...

Race two of the 2019 Kent League cross country series returned to the magnificent grounds of Somerhill School in Tonbridge. A well marked out and challenging course awaited the 46 Blackheath and Bromley young athletes. Once again BBHAC girls dominated the team races winning U13, U15 and U17 team races with the boys picking up 3rd in the U15 and U 17 and 4th in the U13.

The U13 girls had the biggest squad racing, with 11 toeing the line. Great runs from Molly-May Mooney-Clarke in 3rd, Megan Slattery in 4th and Amie Gould in 7th secured the team victory. A great debut run from Lara Tunali- Flynn placing 8th and a strong run from Tallulah Ndikanwu in 9th making 5 BBHAC in the top ten, impressive.

The U13 boys squad was made up of three boys, enough for the three to score team race. Franco Hillier ran a determined race placing a fine 6th with Jasper Brooks a solid 13th just in front of a strong finishing Jed Starvis in 15th.

The U15 girls had good numbers racing and were led home by Lara Mannes who looked comfortable all the way around the 4K course coming a fine 2nd. Hannah Clark was a strong 3rd and Carys Firth had another great run finishing 6th. Cara Gould, not wanting to be outdone by her sibling also made the top 10 with a fine 8th place finish.

The U15 boys were led home by Matt Smith in 11th, Alessio Tutt in 22nd and Ted Marston in 23rd combining to claim 3rd team spot.

The U17 girls looked impressive again with 4 in the top 7 and easily won the team race. Annie Thomas was a strong 2nd, Ailbhe Barnes a great 3rd, Isabelle Stoneham just behind in 4th and Olivia Berry a solid 7th.

The U17 boys had good numbers running and first home for BBHAC in 8th was Tom Brash on his winter opener, backed up by great runs from Will Andrews in 14th and Sam Reardon in 19th.

Amy Leach was 2nd in U20 women's 5k race with Millie Smith in 3rd but with three needed to score in the team result , no mark was recorded.

Callum Myatt had another great run, making it two wins from two races in the U20 menís 5k. Joe Georgiadis finished high up in 6th But with no third runner no team result was recorded.

In the senior womenís race it was great to see Niamh Bridson Hubbard comfortably winning and backed up well by Amy, Millie and Jenny Leng we were able to secure our first team points of the season placing 2nd.

Paul Austridge

Well done to everyone who competed this weekend at the second instalment of the Kent League at Tonbridge. First home was Josh Schofield, who faced a course harder than anything he would have experienced up north. Untroubled he handled it with ease, displaying a strong final lap to close in 3rd place. Alex Gibbins was next home in 24th (to be confirmed as we believe he edged 23rd and a formal review will follow.) Ross Braden threatened a top 5 finish but after a less than enjoyable last 800m finished in 27th. Completing the 4 to score was Dan Kennedy who had recovered from last weekends efforts to put the team firmly in 3rd place in the 4-to-score team standings.

Next home in another solid run was Luca Ercolani in 38.53. The next 4 in were separated by just 10 seconds in some very good packing, with Roger Beswick (85th) edging out Ian Firla (87th), who was closely followed by Fintan Parkinson (91st) and Jon Vintner (93rd). The wait for the next man in was not long either with Greg Firth and Paul Sharpe finishing 103rd and 107th respectively. Chris Tuck was the 12th man in, continuing his comeback and ensuring we finished comfortable 3rd overall in the 12-to-score.

Darren Corneille was next in completing the testing course in 44.34, followed by formerly retired cross country runner Tim Ayres, who did his trademark of offering to run with someone and then using a sprint finish to gain the upper hand, his victim was Richard Byford who finished 6 places lower. However, Byford's official time is currently under review on the results, the reason is not clear, but the rumour is that he actually did an extra lap by accident.

Big thanks to everyone that turned out, as well as the supporters (Joss Barber was especially enthusiastic despite the dismal spectating conditions)

Up the Heath!

Chris, Dan & Ross

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12 October 2019 - Kent League - Swanley Park

Full results here...

The 2019 Kent league Cross Country returned to Swanley Park for the first of the four race series and Blackheath and Bromley HAC young athletes made a big impression winning four of the eight team races.

The U13 boys were 2nd overall with Alex Middleton having a great run finishing 2nd just one second behind the winner. Josh Healy in a strong 5th and Franco Hillier finishing well in 10th made the scoring trio.

The U13 girls went one better winning the team race with Molly-May Mooney-Clarke in 4th just ahead of Francesca Middleton in 5th and Megan Slattery in 7th.

The U15 girls were equally impressive winning the team race with Carys Firth running a strong race and placing 3rd, with Hannah Clark a great 4th and Amarisa Sibley a solid 7th.

The U15 boys did well placing 3rd team overall in tough competition. Alessio Tutt went off well but lost a bit of ground after a fall but recovered well to finish 14th. A strong run saw Arthur Starvis finish a good 18th and 800m specialist Jake Anthony completed the scoring three placing 25th.

The U17 boys combined well to finish second in their team race made up of the scoring three of Sam Reardon in 8th, Tom Brash 9th and Will Andrews in 10th.

The U17 girls made it three wins in three for the girls and they powered to victory with great runs from Isabelle Stoneham in 2nd, Olivia Berry in 3rd and Zoe White in 4th.

The U20 men also recorded a superb team victory led home by a storming Callum Myatt breaking the tape first, closely followed by Joseph Georgiadis in 3rd and Henry Fisher in 7th.

Amy Leach had a strong run finishing 2nd in the U20 womenís race but as our only runner, no team result was recorded.

A great start to the individual cross-country season with just under 60 BBHAC young athletes racing.

Paul Austridge

The cross country season proper kicked off on Saturday with the 1st Kent League at Swanley Park. In stark contrast to previous years when the sun's been shining and the ground's been flat and firm, a traditional scene greeted the team as it was continuously raining and there were some actual hills involved in the race. It seemed that that's exactly what large sections of the club wanted as 15 men turned out in force.

After a mid-race wobble Joss Barber led the Heath home with a barnstorming final kilometre to place 14th on his senior XC debut. At the other end of the scale, Alex Gibbins followed him home in 17th with a fast finish to claw back an extra place as the first vet. Gareth Evans was next to get in on the act with 33rd place after a typically well judged effort. Luca Ercolani completed the 4 to score in 54th with the sort of pacy finish on the inside that suggests he was paying close attention during the World Championships.

Jon Pairman grasped the nettle well on his Kent League debut to come 69th and lead home a glut of team mates: Fintan Parkinson in 75th after having just eaten several times his body weight in burgers while out in the States, Roger Beswick in 78th and 2nd V55, and Paul Sharpe in a battling 85th. Another debutante Greg Firth snuck into the top 100 in 96th, Chris Tuck began the long road back to full fitness in 116th, pipping Darren Corneille in 122nd, and the elder Pairman completed the scoring dozen in 167th. Nigel Haffenden and Jason Meers just missed out on the top 12 with finishes of 185th and 189th, Rich Byford bravely warmed up for his half-marathon the following day with a finish of 231st, and the oldest member of the team Andy Lawes completed the team in 238th.

We were a comfortable 3rd in both the 4 and 12 to score categories, which will hopefully be an excellent springboard for the next fixtures, staring with Tonbridge on Saturday 26th October.

Up the Heath!

Chris, Dan & Ross

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