06 March 2022
Parliament Hill Fields, London
Photos start here...
Well done to all those who were brave enough to
venture to Parliament Hill for the inevitable mudfest and slog made only
slightly better by the weather overhead.
After some successful results earlier in the day by
the rest of the Blackheath and Bromley teams it was the turn of the senior
men and despite a few injuries and last minute drop outs a strong team of 15
took to the start line alongside 2089 others.
First across the line and continuing a strong progress
as the season has gone on was team manager Daniel Kennedy in 310th. Chasing
him down and someone who has run around Parliament hill so many times he
probably can do it with his eyes closed Alex Gibbins continuing his ever
growing streak of nationals. The other end of the age spectrum was Tom
Desborough in 337th place.
Luca Ercolani then followed on with another strong
performance in 475th and the more lightly raced Robert Donohue with another
strong showing in 553rd. Fintank Parkinson appears to be reaping the
benefits of some strong training sessions and many laps of Norman Park in
627th to round out the 6th to score.
Gregory Firth was then less than 100 places behind but
also in not much more than a minute showing the stream of people crossing
the line. Darren Corneille then came home in 756th after a lot of training
Roger Beswick returned to the hill for the first time
since the late 70s and made light work of it just outside the top 1000 in
Martin Parkinson made his national debut in 1081st.
Followed by Steve Hough in 1301. Team Manager Chris Tuck could see him but
not catch him in 1333rd.
Rod Harrington completed a strong seasons showing of
races in 1673. The the clubs own Batman and Robin team of Tim Ayres and
Richard Byford in 1745 and 1750th.
A great turn out and effort made in the pub also.
Also great so have so much support out on the hill
from so many Blackheath team mates past and present.
Up the Heath.
Ross, Dan and Chris