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Kent League 2022/23


11 February 2023 - Kent League - Norman Park 7-03-23

26 November 2022- Kent League - Foots Cray Meadows 27-11-22

12 November 2022 - Kent League - Danson Park, Bexleyheath 13-11-22

29 October 2022 - Kent League - Somerhill School, Tonbridge 30-10-22

15 October 2022 - Kent League - Swanley Park 19-10-22


11 February 2023 - Kent League - Norman Park

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A strong turnout for Blackheath and Bromley was essential to secure third place overall for the league in the 12 to score and claim third, over Cambridge, overall for the season in the 4 to score.

Knowing this, we managed to feel 28 senior men and 11 Senior women rounding off an active season for attendance.

The senior women however comfortably winning both the 3 to score and the 6 to score, with Andrea Clement, Chloe Sharp and Morgan Squib coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the day with Jess Keene in 5th, Ashley Pearson in 9th and Maxine McNulty in 23rd rounding off the 6 to score, strong performances all round for the women with Sarah Belaon in 30th, Emily McKane in 42nd and young Kelsi Cornish in 44th. Also in the top 50 with another great run was Sarah Elmqvist in 50th. U20 Lily Beaton in 61st proving the strength in depth we now have within Blackheath ladies.

First in was Rob Donoghue in 11th over all closely followed by Micah Evans and Miles Brown in 13th and 14th. Blair wilson then came in 22nd to secure the last spot in the team of 4 competition which proved too strong for Cambridge to secure team 3rd for the season.

Dylan Mitchard, Graeme Lugar and Roger Vilardell, then coming in one after another in 30th, 31st, and 32nd, followed by the greatly improved over the season Christian clement in 40th and co Winter manager, Fintan Parkinson in 43rd. Josh Dowling continuing his strong end to the season in 50th with new member Richard Webb in 54th impressing on debut. Blackheath and Bromley stalwarts Darren Corneille and Luca Ercolani then coming in, in 59th and 60th Darren, just piping n Luca to the final spot in the 12 to school competition, giving us 3rd team place for the season in that too.

Another welcome return to senior men’s duties for Ted Marston, coming in 14th for the club and 64th overall followed by super Roger Beswick in 79th and Paul Sharpe after a strong marathon season in 80th. Ian Scott, a cross country regular, then followed for 18th in the club and 81st overall.

Steve Evenden, and Jason Meers both regular faces at these events came next in 117th and 125th followed by marathon man, Francois Berrier in 138th. Good to see Tobi out before the nationals coming in in 148th position followed by not a new member anymore Chris martin with another strong performance, just missing out on the top 150. Steve Pairman came next in 156th, and Luigi Arcuri, getting stronger as the season progresses in 165th closely followed by Mark Ellison in 171th. Great to see Andrew Tutt running for the club in 173rd, new member Glenn Dyckhoff returning from an injury lay off in 185th.

The end of season presentation followed seeing Andrea Clement take home an absolute treasure hoard and Micah Evans picking up the number one spot in the M40 category. Paul Ross Davies, the same in the M70 category and Roger Beswick winning his category of course.

Andrea Clement won the senior women’s overall closely followed by Chloe Sharpe, second with Ashley Pearson winning the W45 category for the season. Hannah Clarke fantastically scoring just seven for the season winning the under 20s this year. Well done ladies!

Thomas, Sugden and Ted Marston picking up the overall second and third positions for the season in the under 20s with Harry Fage also coming third overall in the under 17’s.

A BBHAC Clean sweep in the under 15 boys, Joseph Scanes, Joseph Hill and Jed Starvis respectively claiming the top spots.

James Shaw and Kane Farrell in the under 13 boys also topped the charts in first and second position .

Well done everyone a great season and hopefully we can get together on the 18th for an award night and dinner .

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Blair, Micah, Fintan and Simon

 Above photos from Blair

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26 November 2022- Kent League - Foots Cray Meadows

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Foots Cray Meadows was the scene on Saturday for the penultimate cross country meeting this year and running in pairs seemed to be the theme. Of which Robert Donoghue and Dominic Smith, a new member, came in first. Rob in 12th overall with a time of 28,59 and Dominic 15th in 29,10 an absolutely fantastic debut for Blackheath a welcome addition to the senior men’s team.

Next, came Martin Richardson having now caught the cross country bug and running 29.35 to come in 22nd place on his Kent league debut followed by Micah Evans in 23rd with 29,37.

The next pair was Dylan Mitchard and myself, Blair Wilson, supposed to be in marathon taper, lol, coming in in 36th and 37th times of 30,43, 30,44 respectively. Another phenomenal debut for the club Dylan, welcome to the team. A strong finish left me unable to catch you at the end!

Again in Noah’s Ark style, Fintan Parkinson, also in full taper for Valencia on Sunday and Graeme Lugar came next in 41st and 42nd with times of 30,58 and 31 dead, closely followed by Darren Corneille and David Adams in 47th and 48th in 31,26, 31,35. Rounding up to 12 to score, was the next pair of ever present and consistent athletes, masters manager Steve hough and XC co-manager Simon Harris in 75th and 79th with 33,12 and 33,19.

The last ‘pair’ was M60 legend Roger Beswick in 86th overall, with 33,42 and Ian Scott in 87th also in 33,42.

More solid performances followed with Steve Evenden coming in 120th with 35,29 followed by Jason Meers in 144th in 363,5 and Rod Harrington in 167th in 38,09.

Another strong debut for the club new member, Glenn Dyckhoff saw him come home in 181st place with 39,19. A very strong M60 season expected from him next year. Just ahead of also new member Harry Schmidt in 188th in 39,44 and sneaking in the top 200 was Mick Neal in 198th with a time of 40,40 all very good Ttmes on a very soft course. Luigi Arcuri then narrowly missing out on another top 200, came back in 41,04 to round up a very impressive turnout for Blackheath giving us third overall in 4 to score and 12 to score categories for the day.

This leads us 3rd overall in the 12 to score and 4th overall after three events with one to go in the 4 to score, only a point behind Cambridge. Every effort will be made by the team managers to field a full strength team for Norman Park in February with the goal of getting over 30 runners.

So for the season, in the overall standings, some Blackheath athletes are doing very well indeed. Of those, having attended every event Micah Evans is top for the club in 11th overall, Graham Lugar 2nd in 17th and Simon Harris 3rd for the club in 28th. Very strong performances from some very consistent athletes.

In the M40 category, Micah again lies in 2nd overall with Simon Harris in 9th and Fintan, 30th.

In the M50 is Jason Meers’s top for the club in 17th overall followed by Rod Harrington in 57th, and a strong performance Saturday from new member Glenn Dyckhoff was good enough to give him 3rd place for the club at 92nd overall in this category.

No surprises for guessing who tops the club and the overall standings in the M60 category; Roger Beswick with Steve Pairman in second, and 11th, and good to see Luigi Arcuri in 3rd for the club in 15th overall.

Another strong season from Paul Ross-Davies see’s him 2nd overall in the M70 and of course top position for the club

There is now a long break in Kent League Cross country until Norman Park on the 12th of February at which we will hope to take the 3rd spot for the season from Cambridge Harriers. Please keep an eye out for emails for upcoming events. We have a lot in the break to focus on, thank you everyone for your efforts so far.

We’ve had a really great, strong start to this season which has seen a lot of new members and some fantastic performances from those that have joined up along side some seasoned regulars.

There will be a Christmas meal for the Winter senior men’s team on Tuesday, the 20th of December. Please email if you haven’t already reserved a spot and we are planning an end of season awards to name star performers, Clubman, most improved et cetera et cetera - categories to be announced later on.

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12 November 2022 - Kent League - Danson Park, Bexleyheath

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29 October 2022 - Kent League - Somerhill School, Tonbridge

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15 October 2022 - Kent League - Swanley Park

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Sunday saw the Kent cross country league get under way with an impressive turnout form Blackheath, fielding 34 senior runners even with a few regulars missing as well as strong contingents in all the junior age groups, dominating in many categories with the first placed runner in the under 15 boys with Joseph Scanes; under 20 women in Hannah Clark, Andrea Clement in the M35 women, Micah Evans in the M40 men, Roger Beswick in the M60 men and Paul Ross-Davies in the M70 men also.

In the team competitions Blackheath Men were equally impressive coming 4th in the 4 to score with a phenomenal run from Angus Harrington who clearly had a bit between his teeth from the start, bringing him in before of some 14 minute 5000m runners ahead of Micah Evans then Miles Brown continuing his strong start to the season amongst the senior men and Blair Wilson with the next 3 fastest times of the day, narrowly missing out on third by 6 points with times of 25:19, 26:06, 26:26 and 27:35 respectively.

BBHAC, comfortably in third for the 12 to score category saw strong runs from David Adams (38th 27:52); Alessio Tutt (44th 28:10) who looked particularly good on his senior debut -taking some big scalps and marathoners Fintan Parkinson, Roger Vilardell and Greame Lugar all making the top 50 overall on the day in a busy race (28:11, 28:23, 28:28). Next and making up the top 12 was the ever dependable men’s masters skipper Steve Hough (30:15 77th), co XC manager Simon Harris (30:19 82nd) and the age defying Roger Beswick coming home in 30:20 and 84th overall.

A strong run from Bertie Harrington on senior debut followed in by Paul Sharpe in 87th and 88th saw competitors pushed down the order, closely followed by regular cross country runner Ian Scott in 91st and Joshua Dowling adding cross country to his list of events, narrowly missing the top 100 in 109th. Steve Evenden in 137th continuing on from a good Winter last year followed by Matthew Maddocks and Jason Meers battling till the end for 155th and 156th came in next, followed buy a 3rd place in the M60 for Steve Pairman in 179th.

The third Harrington over the line was National league mens manager Rod in 196th enjoying the winter break closely followed by new member Harry Schmidt, sneaking in the top 200 thus demoting 60 runners from other clubs, all after park run that morning. Adrian Stocks followed closely in 201st.

Michael Neal and Mark Ellison rounding up and impressive turnout for Blackheath came next, still well up the order in 213th and 225th.

Credit to Mick Keene and the Senior women with a fantastic turnout of 9 runners seeing them take 3rd position in the team of 3 to score over some fierce competition and top place in the 6 to score! In a field of 114 this was helped by superb runs from Andrea Clement (27:50) and Chloe Sharp (29:51) in 2nd and 4th, then Amy Leach and Jessica Keene in 14th and 15th (31:43 and 32:10). Great to see these athletes either back from injury or stepping up into the Seniors. We’ve come to expect a good performance from Ashley Pearson which is what we got with her coming home in 18th overall In 32:31 and 2nd W45. Making up the top 6 for Blackheath was Katie Sugden who after a layoff should be very proud of herself to step up and place so highly picking up valuable points in 32nd (5th W45 in 34:48).

Close behind Sarah Belaon looked strong in 34th (35:07) as did Sarah Elmqvist in 43rd (35:33). Another great run rounded up the Blackheath team with Jenny Leng placing 4th in the W55 category in 37:17, cruising through the line just inside the top 60.

A great win for the U13 girls, dominating the top half of the field with Sophie Tran, Evie De Bruyn, Rowan Pearson, Freya Pearson, Elizabeth McGillivray, Amelie Ramdeen, Ariana Jenner-Heard, Chloe Morez, Mariana Caceres and Francesca Newman all running superbly with Aoife McDonagh, Alba Homans-Yau and Kara Bryan taking the top spots for the club and the 3 to score.

Following suit, the U13 boys won their match convincingly with rival Tonbridge only managing to get within 10 points with Kian Farrel, James Shaw and Daniel Horgan making up the top three to score, with the team; James Bunn, Finn Gotkine, Benji Evans and Matthew Tootall all finishing well up the rankings.

4th team place In the U15 girls 3 to score with great runs from Niamh Stanley, Isabel Pauling and Beth Regan in 10th, 11th and 13th and another top spot for the Boys with Joseph Scanes, Joseph Hill and Jed Starvis making the top 3 in 1st, 4th and 10th.

The U17 women also won, Cary’s Firth, Megan Slattery and Liberty Whyte storming home in 2nd, 4th and 8th closely followed by Cara Gould and Isla Pink in 17th and 18th. String performances from Lola Bischoff, Molly Shaw and Amie Gould saw the whole team come home in the top 40 and under 25 minutes impressively.

The U17 men were third in the team event, Blackheath’s fastest on the day were James Barnes in 4th with a time of 17:56, Harry Fage off a successful track season in 8th only 14 seconds behind and Lewis Brook in 12th (18:50). 13th was Joshua Healy and 17th was Mark Constable. All well up the field and continuing to do proud the hard work put in by the clubs current and former youth set up and coaching staff.

The U20’s women looked formidable as Hannah Clark and Morgan Squidd topped the table in 19:35 and 19:47 respectively, with Cameron Kelly-Gordon in 7th winning the team competition convincingly. A great run from Lily Meers saw all BBHAC athletes finish in the top 12.

Thomas Sugden in the U20’s did extremely well, coming home in 6th not far in front of Ted Marston in 9th. A good day all round for 800m runners. With so many under 20s men making their senior men’s debut, no team position in this category for the club.

Some categories have been featured more than others but I will even it out through the season and sorry if I spelt anyone’s name wrong but let’s capitalise on this and build throughout the season looking forward to seeing everyone at Tonbridge next, And hopefully we can get a good turnout at the club events the next one being the Club 5 mile XC championship at Sparrows Den this Sunday 23rd October.

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