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Kent Young Athletes League Division One (U15 & U13 Boys & Girls) Results for 2016

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7 August 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Medway Park  9-08-16
3 July 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Ashford 7-07-16
5 June 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Dartford 9-06-16
8 May 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Norman Park 10-05-16

7 August 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Medway Park

Full results can be seen here...

We are officially champions of Kent after winning our final Kent league fixture at a sunny Medway Park.

Despite all clubs fielding depleted numbers due to holidays, standards were still high and the Blackheath U13 boys once again produced personal bests by the bucket loads.

Tom Brash had a busy but successful days athletics getting new personal bests in the discus and shot and then breaking the elusive 2:30 barrier in the 800m, wiping 4 seconds off his previous best, wearing trainers! Tom finished his day with a rapid leg in the 4 x 100m relay.

Barnaby Corry showed why he is such an important part of the boys team with great runs in the 75m hurdles, a PB jump in the long jump, just short of his best in the high jump and contributing to the winning sprint relay team.

Sam Reardon used his wide range of skills to good effect winning the B string 200m, just shy of his best time, ran a PB in the hurdles and then went to the top of the club rankings throwing the hammer 14.99. Sams final effort of the day was running the 3rd leg in the victorious relay.

Robert Murray seems to improve every time he sets foot on the track and his blistering win in the 200m saw him carve over half a second off his best along with a more modest two tenths improvement in the 100m. Just short of his best in the shot still had Robert a clear winner by nearly 4m! Robert also led the relay team with another impressive win.

Matthew Smith is always willing to try new events and did well in the competitive hurdles race, firmly placing himself in the club rankings before recording a new PB in the long jump. Matt also came third in the B string 800m and was part of the sprint relay team.

Ben Campbell did his first ever long jump competition and scored valuable points coming 3rd in the B string then ran hard in the 800m very close to his PB and then led the relay team off on the all important first leg.

Josh Buddle Smith had a bumper PB day posting new best in both the 200m and 800m and was also the led of leg in one of the sprint relay teams.

Thomas Penlington showed he has fully recovered from a recent injury with a strong personal best run in the 800m.

Brandon Back had a good day knocking 2 and half seconds off his best in the 800m and was part of the sprint relay team.

These collective results along with the U13 girls and U15 boys and girls were good enough for us to win the match and the overall league title. Well done to all involved.


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3 July 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Ashford

Full results can be seen here...

Blackheath and Bromley’s young athletes showed great strength in depth at the latest Kent league fixture despite the clash of fixtures with the London Youth Games. Our U13 and U15 boys and girls are talented and flexible and this combination was enough to win the third fixture at a sunny Julie Rose stadium in Ashford.

Ellie Dolby ran a very well paced 1200m and was rewarded with a new Kent league record while Ellie Barrett cleared 3.10m in the pole vault, a new personal best and new club record out right , having equalled the old mark the previous week.

The U13 boys were once again out in large numbers with 14 competing in all track and field events.

Barnaby Corry led the charge with some inspired performances starting with a win in the A string 75m hurdles in a personal best time. This was followed by another personal best and A string victory, winning a close high jump competition. Barnaby was also part of the victorious relay team.

Sam Reardon also finished the day with three wins under his belt, with a quick 200m victory, a huge new 4m personal best in the javelin and a leg in the 4 x 100m relay. Not wanting to waste his time Sam also opted to have a go at the hurdles and did well finishing 3rd.

Charlie Adams in only his second competition for the club did well in all throws starting with a 3rd in the discus, 1st in the B string shot and then saving his best for last, won the javelin B string with a great new personal best.

Middle distance runner Eddie Sellar showed he has more strings to his bow as he won valuable points for the team in the first event of the day, the discus and followed this up with a solid performance in the 1500m again securing vital team points.

Robert Murray had a difficult and busy day starting with the shot put and 100m both scheduled for the same time. A big 10m plus put in the first round was ultimately enough for victory but a rapid footwear change with the whole sprint field waiting and watching wasn’t ideal preparation. However, Robert fought hard down the straight but couldn’t quite catch the Medway and Maidstone athlete. Robert then had the 200m and a chance to reverse the result but the Medway lad was very strong and just managed to hold on leaving Robert frustrated in second. The relay presented one last chance for Robert to equal the score but he had loads to do as we were a couple of meters down on the Meday team coming off the final bend. This must have spurred Robert on as he powered past the red vest of Medway to win a magnificent relay race and helping towards the final result. Robert was very pleased.

Oliver Robertson continued his fine season with a good showing in the 100m and long jump, just short of his best and then led the winning team off on leg one of the relay.

Alex Sibley tried his hand at a field event and did well in the discus and then ran in the 3 & 3/4 lap 1500m race scoring valuable points, he also gained some great experience running a leg in the relay team.

Brandon Back came second in the shot put and had a great leg in the sprint relay team.

Nick Paddington had a busy day starting with the shot put, scoring good points, followed by the 100m sprint and then gaining a big 1cm personal best in the javelin, they all count! Nick then ran a great bend in the relay team.

Another busy athlete was Callum Carlton who started his day long jumping, before running near to his best in the 1500m and with little time to recover straight over to the 200m start for the long sprint. Callum finished his day off as part of the relay team.

Matthew Smith is always willing to give events a go and Sunday was no different when he was asked if he could do the high jump for a point, along with his three other events. Without hesitation Matthew agreed and was pleased to equal his best. Matt also long jumped and ran the 200m and took the top bend in the relay race.

Ben Campbell ran his first 1500m for the club and will be pleased with his 5:20.4 time and strong finish. Ben also led the 4 x 100m relay team out.

Josh Buddle Smith enjoyed a great days athletics with a quick sprint over 200m, nearly a 3m improvement in the javelin with a great new PB and running a leg in the relay.

Max Gregson had a strong run in the 1500m timing a fraction out side his best he also ran the anchor leg in the sprint relay.

The final Kent league fixture is on 7th August at Medway Park.


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5 June 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Dartford

Full results can be seen here...

The superb weather at Dartford on Sunday was matched by many superb performances at the 2nd Kent Young Athletes League fixture of the season. Blackheath and Bromley U13 and U15 boys and girls once again came out on top in a very competitive match. Brilliant sunshine and hot conditions were as unusual as the colour of Dartford running track, royal blue!

At the first KYAL fixture at Norman Park, U13 Akeiyla Robinson-Pascal broke the long jump Kent league record with a huge 4.65m and she was suitable rewarded at Dartford collecting a fabulous looking medal.

The U13 boys squad hit the ground running as Jacob Byfield ran a brilliant new personal best in the first event of the day and was delighted to be told that he had also broken the Kent league record with a fast (and the fastest ever in the KYAL) 12.3 in the 75m hurdles. The personal bests continued as Jacob knocked nearly a second off his 100m time and was a fraction under his best in the long jump to place 2nd in both events. Jacob was presented with his handsome medal in front of a busy crowd before taking part in the successful winning 4 x100m relay team. A great days athletics.

Barnaby Corry was up next and comfortably won the b string 75m hurdles, scored valuable points putting the shot and high jumping and brought the victorious relay team home on the fourth leg, all having only just recovered from a broken collar bone!

Oliver Robertson had a great day, running a new best in the 100m, coming first in the b string long jump with a plus 4m jump and leading the relay team off on leg one.

Ben Campbell has recovered from his ankle injury well and had a busy day sprinting the 100m, throwing the javelin for the first time and running a great 2nd leg in the 4 x 100 relay.

Brandon Back showed he can sprint as well do middle distance with a personal best in the 100m and running a leg in the relay.

Alex Sibley showed his versatility with two new bests in the long jump and the 200m sprint and then ran the anchor leg in the sprint relay.

Matthew Smith continues to improve weekly and with a determined run in the 800m was rewarded with a big 5 second PB. Another personal best in the long jump followed by a leg in the relay completed a great day athletics for Matthew.

Sam Reardon ran himself into the top 20 in the country with a strong 2:20 in the 800m, coming first, ran a fast 200m and threw the javelin over 20m in his first javelin competition for the club, also coming first. Sam wrapped up his day as part of the winning relay team.

Nick Paddington started his day with a PB in the 200m and was cms away from his best winning the b string javelin.

Connor Sutton made his Blackheath and Bromley debut in some style easily winning the b string 200m and in a time faster than older brother Ben, at the same age!! Connor showed his natural talent as he strode out effortlessly on the last leg of the relay team. A great debut performance.

Callum Carlton equalled his 200m best with a strong determined run and was lead off leg in one of the U13 boys relay teams.

Eddie Sellar, running in only his 2nd track event for the club, ran his first 800 and was rewarded with a quick 2:32.9 and a second place, earning loads of team points.

Great to see Thomas Penlington run his first 800m of the season and he did brilliant to finish in such a good time despite pulling a muscle and limping across the finish lime. Lets hope Thomas recovers quickly.

Another personal best in the 800m was run by Max Gregson recording 2:34.9 and Max also ran a leg in one of the relays.

Adam Parkinson made his full BBHAC debut running his first ever 800m and also took part in the sprint relays.

Many thanks go to young athlete Marco Arcuri who spent the whole day with the U13 boys squad, checking numbers, making sure athletes were in the right place at the right time and even controversially helped out the U13 girls team manager, after she was held up in a very long tuck shop queue!!

The next event is Monday’s graded open meeting at Norman Park on 13th June.


Photos from Jay Galley

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8 May 2016 - Kent Young Athletes League - Norman Park

Full results can be seen here...

The Kent Young Athletes League kicked off its season in glorious weather at our home fixture at Norman Park. Ken Daniel (track manager), Dave Cordell (Immediate Past President) and their team did a wonderful job preparing both the track and the field for a busy program of events. An over flowing car park, a flat out Leach family on the refreshment stall and all the shaded areas taken, proved the popularity of the day with numbers probably over one thousand. Great to see amongst these so many of the older BBHAC athletes (U17-U20) there supporting the youngsters and special thanks go to Marco Arcuri and Lewis Stickings who helped out of the day in many ways making the day run smoothly for all concerned.

Blackheath and Bromley HAC U13 and U15 boys and girls are so strong, with great depth, that we are able to field two teams in the same league. We took full home advantage coming out on top of the table with the first team and a great 5th place for the second team.

The thirteen U13 boys competing, included five boys making their club debut, and all made a great show of themselves, earning many points towards the teams total.

Jacob Byfield began his day with a convincing win in the hurdles, recording a quick time, despite the strong head wind down the home straight, proving why he is currently ranked 3rd in the country. Jacob continued his day with further wins in the long jump and B string high jump. Jacob was also part of the 4 x 100m relay team that crossed the line in first but were deemed to have made an illegal hand over and were subsequently disqualified. Something for us to work on.

Alex Sibley had a great day winning the B 200m in a new personal best and came 2nd in a tough 1500m knocking 10 seconds off his previous best. Alex also placed second in the B long jump in his first long jump competition and was also part of the DQed relay team.

Sam Reardon showed his range of talent once again, leading a high class field in the 1500m from start to finish, knocking 5 seconds off an already classy personal best, placing him an impressive 4th in the country. Sam was then just short of his best in the windy 200m placing 3rd in the A string and equaled that with another 3rd place in the shot. Sam was also part of the doomed relay team!

Barnaby Corry continues to improve week on week with three fantastic new personal bests. Most satisfying was his high jump PB of 1.30, closely followed by a hurdles best and shaving half a second off his 100m time. Most disappointing for him was being part of the DQed relay team but this didn't have an adverse affect on the final result.

First year in the age group Matthew Smith showed maturity beyond his years with four great performances throughout the afternoon. Starting with his first race over 100m and his first javelin competition winning valuable points for the club, followed by a great 200m against the wind but still knocking two and a half seconds off his PB. Matthew was then part of a non scoring relay team put together to gain experience, who collectively ran superbly, unexpected crossing the line as winners in front of all the other clubs relay teams.

Brandon Back had a busy day running his first 1500m in a good 5:25 before throwing the javelin and coming 3rd in the B string and being part of the surprise package that was the winning relay team.

Young Max Gregson made his BBHAC debut in great form in the tough 1500m to record a new personal best time.

Callum Carlton dashed straight to the track after a morning football match in time to cruise around the blustery 200m and was part of the second team relay squad who safely got the baton round scoring more valuable team points.

Josh Buddle Smith, making his BBHAC debut also had a morning football match but had enough energy left to throw the javelin just short of 16m and was part of the successful relay team.

Another year young athlete to have a busy day was Oliver Robertson running the 100m sprint and then the middle distance 1500m clocking up more points for the club. Oliver was also part of the triumphant relay team and managed to come 2nd in the A string long jump rounding off a successful days athletics.

Tom Brash made his BBHAC debut in some style competing in four events starting with 2nd place in A string discus, a PB 5:23 in the 1500m, a long 16.51 in the javelin and then running a leg in the relay team that got the baton home safley.

Nick Paddington was another competing for us for the first time and also had a busy debut running in the 200m, throwing the javelin just short of 16m and helping the relay team complete their lap of the 4 x100m race, securing loads more points for the team.

Robert Murray only joined us this week and on the back of only two training session made his mark on the team and in the league. Robert began his day putting the shot an impressive 9.85 which currently puts him 4th in the country. A strong display in the 100m and 200m look promising for the rest of the season but more importantly earned the club more team points.

A fantastic set of results matched by the weather and the team spirit evident as everyone supported all other Blackheath and Bromley athletes as they powered their way to victory. Well done all.

Photos from Jay Galley


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