26 September 2018
Other Track & Field - Information
& Results for
22-23 September 2018 - Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence
24-hour Track Race, Tooting Bec
OK so you run/walk around the 400m track and every 4 hours you change
direction by going round the cone - so 4 hours anti-clockwise then 4 hours
multi -day ultra-runner John E Turner took part in what might be considered
a sprint event for him - the Sri Chinmoy Self Transcendence 24-hour Track
Race at Tooting Bec. The rain gave the runners no breaks for the duration of
the race, which saw 46 starters running laps of the 400m track from 12 noon
on Saturday 22nd September to noon on Sunday 23rd. Under, at times,
atrocious conditions, that almost called for the event to be re-categorised
as a Duathlon, John managed a very creditable 89 miles. His fortitude under
such conditions should be widely applauded. Not many 68 year olds would have
the singlemindedness, to continue against such a relentless assault from the
weather gods. Indeed, many of the younger competitors retreated to the
changing rooms before the finish of the race. Although, almost certainly
less mileage than he aspired to, his 89 miles where enough to secure him
first place in the Male 60-70 category and to place him 26th overall against
a quality field.
20-26 August 2018 - World Para Athletics European
Hollie Arnold (club: Blackheath & Bromley, coach:
David Turner) completed the women’s F46 javelin Grand Slam as she took gold
in a championship record on day one of the WPA European Championships in
It was an evening when the British team collected
seven medals in total including gold for Harri Jenkins, four silvers and one
bronze to start their campaign.
The Welsh athlete – Arnold – already held the
Paralympic, world and Commonwealth titles heading into the event and broke
the CR three times on her way to collecting her first European title.
Arnold’s opening effort of 38.94m was followed by a
fourth-round 39.71m which was then bettered in the final round with a throw
of 40.15m, the first time a 40m plus distance has been achieved at the
After taking gold, Arnold said: “I am so happy to have
all the titles now. It’s incredible to think I am Paralympic champion, world
champion, world record holder and now European champion. I wasn’t expecting
the Europeans to be in because my event is not normally in, so this is a
bonus. This is just a stepping stone ready for next year and Tokyo. I am so
excited to get knuckling down for winter training.
After winning the Commonwealth title and extending her
world record in April, it has been a long season for Arnold, but paid
special tribute to her coach David Turner for his support throughout the
“A massive thanks to my coach Dave Turner; he has been
an absolute legend, supporting me through my ups and downs and before this
competition we were like ‘we’re not ready’ but today just proves that it is
still there, and I am really excited for the next upcoming events. He [Dave]
is fantastic, we are a perfect match for coach and athlete, he just gets me
and supports me. He has really helped me side-by-side and I probably
wouldn’t be here winning this gold medal if it wasn’t for him so a massive
thanks to him. We have got bigger things to fry and I am really excited for
the next few months ahead.”
15 August 2018 - Manchester International
news just keeps coming. The following Club athletes took part last night at
the Manchester International where they were representing, between them,
England, Scotland, Wales, GB Juniors and the combined BAL/UKWAL teams.
(3rd 400m), Scott Huggins (2nd PV), Jonathan Ilori (1st TJ), Annie Davies
(100mH), Sarah Abrams (LJ), Rebecca Hawkins (2nd HJ), Bekah Walton (2nd
Javelin), Hollie Arnold (Javelin), Rachel Dickens (3rd 400m and 1st 4x400)
and Zara Asante (2nd TJ).
15 August 2018 - Sydney Wooderson Memorial 800m,
running of the race resulted in a dip finish win for Spencer Thomas,
Brighton Phoenix, in a time of 1:49.04 just beating his team mate Charlie
Da’Vall Grice by one hundredth of a second. Prizes were presented by PP Nick
Brooks, himself a 1:47.01 runner, together with Sally Gunnell.
7-12 August 2018 - European Championships Berlin
August - 2 times 4x100 = 2 Golds!
has 3 Gold medals, 2 National records and 3 world leading times
collects his first Gold...
Saturday 11 August 2018 - Dina takes the double winning the 200 in a
new British record of 21.89 11-08-18
Dina is European Champion at 100m in a new British record of 10.85 - 7
21-22 July 2018 - Muller Anniversary Games - Club
and report from Rod Harrington
At this year’s Muller Anniversary Games the club was
invited to field 7 teams in the Club Connect Relays at the Olympic Stadium.
The relays which have become a regular feature in the fixture are by
invitation only, those being extended to the clubs high in the season’s
Power of 10 rankings for each age class. It is a great opportunity for the
athletes to run at the stadium in front of a large crowd just prior to the
Diamond League match and everyone gets a free ticket to watch the action.
This year we were allowed to share the outside warm up track with the elite
athletes. During the warm up it was great to see Adam Gemili who came over
to say hi and pose for a few photos with the athletes.
On the track the athletes acquitted themselves
brilliantly with a second place (u20m) and two thirds (U17B and U15G). Sadly
the U20 women’s team who had been hot favourites to win were dq’d which was
the only disappointment in a great day.
The U20 and U17 boys teams benefitted from an
impromptu lesson in baton changing from John Blackie and it paid dividends,
both teams producing fantastic performances. In coming 2nd, the U20 squad of
Camron, Ben, Matt and Ethan ran a sub-42 second time - the fastest by a B&B
junior team for 6 years. The u17 team of Pedro, Myles, Kyron and Kyle who
were 3rd ran a time of 42.84 which is the fastest by an u17 team for over 10
years and not far away from the long standing club record.
21 July 2018 - Schools International,
from Jay Galley
13-14 July 2018 - English Schools Championships,
21 members of the Kent Schools athletics team are from
Blackheath and Bromley, a fine achievement, gathered for a photo opportunity
before they travelled up to Birmingham for the English Schools
Championships, 13-14th July.
From Left to right-
Karina Harris, Ethan Brown, Eloise Locke, Ellie Barrett, Lewis Mills, Emily
Kerr, Rico Cottell, Shakanya Osahon, Ben Gardiner, Ellie Dolby, Morgan
Squibb, Jacob Byfield, Yasmin Austridge (Kent Schools Captain), Dillon
Claydon, Holly Mpassy, Victoria Wiltshire, Hannah McCaulay, Rebecca Hawkins,
Immanuela Aliu (missing from photo - Ben Sutton and Pedro Gleadall)
Blackheath and Bromley HAC athletes were all over the
88th English Schools track and field championship, held over two days in
glorious weather, at Birmingham’s Alexander stadium.
These “mini Olympics” attracted the best young
athletes from all of England’s counties from Cornwall to Northumberland and
Kent to Cumbria and all in between not forgetting the Channel Islands and
the Isle of Man.
A massive number of over fifty BB athletes were
selected for their schools counties but were often hard to spot as they were
sporting the not so familiar colours of their counties.
The age groups are divided into three with junior
(school years 8 -9), inter (years 10-11) and senior (years 12-13), with the
added excitement for the inters of the top two finishers being automatically
selected to compete for England in the following week’s home international.
Oscar Heaney Brufal (coach Roy Dickens) fresh from
representing Gibraltar in the European U18s Championship, took his
opportunity well to win the 400m hurdles, earning himself another
Ollie Briars (coach Jay Galley) ran superbly to claim
silver in the 400m (new pb of 49.04) and will also collect his England vest
ready to compete next Saturday in Grangemouth, Scotland, in the home
international. Multi eventer Harrison Thorn (Carol Jackson) jumped a new
massive personal best and first time over 2m, clearing 2.01 in the high
jump, will also be rewarded with an England vest. Pedro Gleadall (Neil
Gleadall) was just outside the medals in coming 4th in the Javelin, throwing
57.22. Oliver Bright (Nigel Stickings) ran brilliant and bravely to secure a
great 4th in the inter 1500m. Kyle Reynolds Warmington (Phil Kissi) ran well
through the heats of the 100m sprint placing 4th in the final and dipping
under 11sec running 10.98 in the semi. Myles Xavier (Paul Patten) picked a
fine time to do a PB 6.61m, finishing a high 5th in the final of the long
jump. Rico Cottell (John Blackie) had a difficult time in the hurdle heat
hampered by a leg injury and would have qualified comfortably injury free.
Peter Guy (Nigel Stickings) earned his right to compete for London schools
and ran hard in the heats, just missing out on a place in the finals.
Matthew Francis (Nigel Stickings) sliced over 3 seconds off his personal
best in the 1500 heats (4:00.58) to qualify for the final where he finished
8th. Ben Gardiner (David Liston)ran well in his first English schools
finishing 9th in the tough 1500m steeplechase.
The inter girls also had the prospect of an England
vest if placing first or second and Holly Mpassy (Jay Galley) ran superbly
to claim silver and an England call up.
Hannah MacAulay (Herbie Kuenstlinger) was at her best
in the discus collecting a fine bronze. Morgan Squibb (Andy Frankish) ran a
committed 1500m steeplechase taking it out from the gun and with four
athletes still in it at the final straight Morgan did well to place third,
winning a great English school bronze. Ava White (Phil Kissi) ran well in
1500m final placing 5th in a very competitive race. Eleanor Barrett (John
Wakeman) continued her good form placing equal fifth in the pole vault, her
highest English schools placing and Lois Warden (Gordon John Lillis) was
equal 7th, with five girls finishing with the same height of 3.25. Multi
eventer Lauren Farley was below her best in the javelin but adds this
English schools to her previous javelin and shot competitions at this level
and must now look forward to the up coming English schools combined events.
The English schools can be a pressure pot for our
young athletes to compete in and some feel the massive pressure but all of
them will gain loads from their experiences.
In the junior boys age group Amir Sultan Edwards (Phil
Kissi) looked superb in the heat and final of the 300m as he smashed the
Championship best record going under 35 for the first time (34.81) also
dragging the silver placed athlete under the previous record. This time
places Amir on top of the All time list in the 300m.
Jacob Byfield (Paul Patten) jumped liked a seasoned
pro to claim a brilliant English schools silver in the triple jump much to
the enjoyment of dad, BBHAC president Paul Byfield. Dillon Claydon was a
little down on his best in the discus placing 6th in the junior discus but
going forward will use this great experience. Barnaby Corry (John Wakeman)
did really well qualifying for the English schools on the last day of
qualifying and did himself proud in the final clearing 3.20m, placing a
Junior girl Zakia Mossi (Phil Kissi) ran with the
confidence of being number one in the county and she led her 800m final from
start to finish, winning by a clear 2 seconds, very impressive. Naomi Toft
(Phil Kissi) also made for the 800m junior final despite the qualification
being tough with only 1st in each heat and 4 fastest losers qualifying.
Naomi was 7th in the final. Lara Mannes (Phil Kissi) did well to qualify for
the championships and ran in the tough qualifying heats placing 9th. Kate
Price (Phil Kissi) ran close to her PB in the heats of the junior 1500m
qualifying for the final where she was 10th in a very fast final. In fact it
was the faster female 1500m of the weekend, quicker than both the inter and
senior girls races! Emily Kerr (Rose Bennett) did very well qualifying for
her first English schools, in her first year in the age group and ran well
in the 200m, but wasn’t able to qualify for the final. Any disappoint was
soon lifted by a super anchor leg in the 4 x 100 relay heat that brought the
Kent team in first, easily qualifying for the final. Emily helped Kent to a
good 5th place finish in the final. Ellie Dolby (Andy Frankish) ran
determinedly from the start of her 1500m heat despite having the countries
number one in the race, but tailed off towards the finish and missed out of
qualification for the final. Shakanya Osahon (Jay Galley) ran near to her
best in the junior 300m but with tough marks to get into final, she just
missed reaching the final.
Fresh from his silver winning European U18 travels,
senior boy Ethan Brown (Lloyd Cowan) set about his English schools campaign
with real style. A solid win in the heat followed by a well-paced run to
secure gold in the final, well-measured and impressive to watch. Lewis Mills
(Dave Liston) had a superb run in the senior 2k steeplechase and ran hard
down the final straight securing a brilliant English schools silver. Ben
Sutton (Paul Patten) chose a great time to PB in the long jump and this was
good enough to place a great 4th. James Lancaster (Michael Davies) was 6th
in the final of the senior hammer and was disappointed not to be over 60m as
he has been consistently doing 60m plus this season.
Immanuela Aliu (John Blackie) had a double gold ESAA
champs winning both the senior girls 100m and 4 x 100m relay. Immanuela
comfortably won her heat in 12.00 before taking victory in the final in
11.85. Yasmin Austridge (Nigel Stickings) took an early lead in the senior
1500m steeplechase and was soon joined by GB International from Somerset,
playing cat and mouse for two laps. Yasmin seemed finally to have run her
rival down when the Hampshire girl came past at pace just before the final
water jump. With just 120m and one barrier to go Yasmin was a few meters
behind but still looking good, only for the Hampshire girl to hit the
barrier hard and fall to the ground creating another obstacle for Yasmin to
hurdle, that she was fortunately able to negotiate! A final sprint to the
line for victory slicing 4 seconds off her previous best. Jade Oni (Mark
Chapman) had a great series of jumps in the senior triple jump and finished
fourth, agonisingly only 1cm behind bronze. Bekah Walton (Dave Turner) had
another great javelin competition winning a great silver, less than 1m
behind her rival. New recruit Molly Walsh was a good 4th in the senior
hammer throwing over 50m and last seasons Kent school’s captain Victoria
Wiltshire (Michael Davies) a few meters off her best placed 9th. Louise
Evans (Carlo Monticolombi) had a busy and successful weekend running a new
personal best in the 400m final breaking 55sec for the first time (54.92),
less than 0.2 second off a medal. This was after 400m heats and semi final
and a leg in the 4 x100m relay heat. Louise didn’t go home empty handed as
she helped her Kent team win gold in the relay. Megan Walsh (Roy Dickens)
also had three hard 400m in two days negotiating the heats, semis and final
and should be pleased with her efforts resulting in a 7th place finish in
the final. Eloise Lock (Mark Chapman) was a couple of meters down on her
best nursing an injury but placed 8th in the javelin final and still has
next year in the age group. Another with next year in the senior age group
is Karina Harris (Paul Patten) and she will look to better this years 13th
place finish, jumping just below her best. Stephanie Fisher (John Blackie)
placed 5th running for Surrey in her heat of the 400h but unfortunately
didn’t progress to the final.
A few of BBHAC second claim athletes also competing
including Rebecca Hawkins (John Bancroft) 2nd in the senior high jump, Theo
Adesina 2nd in the inter long jump, Funminiyi 3rd in the inter long lump,
Ben Hawkes 3rd in the senior hammer, Ricky Lutakome 5th in the senior 800m,
Ruby Bridger who progressed to the 80m hurdle semi final and Korede Awe who
pulled a muscle in the semi final of the 100m.
Senior girl Katy Ann McDonald (Phil kissi) would have
been attempting to win her first track English schools title but was
selected for the World U20 Championships and this trumps the ESAA! Kay Ann
had superb U20 world Championships coming 7th in the final but running a
fantastic new personal best (2:03.20) in the heat taking her to the very top
of the rankings.
July 2018 - London Youth Games Athletics Final
performances from our B&B athletes contributing to the boys finishing 4th
and the girls finishing 2nd with Team Bromley winning the overall title for
the 3rd consecutive year.
from Jay Galley
30 June & 1 July 2018 - British Championships & Euro
Sun, 1 July 2018 in Birmingham, British Championships &
Men's 200m 2nd Adam Gemili
Sat, 30 June 2018 in Birmingham, British Championships &
Men's Javelin 1st James Whiteaker
Men's Triple Jump 3rd Jonathan Ilori
Women's 100m 1st Dina Asher-Smith CR
10 June 2018 - Diamond League race Stockholm
Follows it up
with 10.93 in Stockholm on 10 June.
7 June 2018 - Diamond League race Oslo
Fantastic News: Dina Asher-Smith breaks her own British record, running
10.92 in the Oslo Diamond League race on 7 June 2018 See
BBC Sport and
28 April 2018 - Presentation to Dina
Dina Asher Smith being
presented with flowers by Talullah Ndikanwu (on behalf of the club) for her
brilliant performances at the Commonwealth Games. With her coach John
Blackie at Norman Park
8-15 April 2018 - Commonwealth Games,
Gold Coast (AUS)
The England team take Gold in the 4 x 100n relay final
Dina takes Bronze in the 200m Final