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13/08/19

Two Club Athletes on International Duty in Poland

Bekah Walton was selected to represent GB&NI in the European Athletics Team Champs Super League in Bydgoszcz at the weekend. Bekah threw 46.29m for 12th place and can be proud of her full international selection.

Also Ethan Brown was selected and made the journey to Poland to take part in the menís 4 x 400m relay but due to an administrative error the team were disqualified before running and Ethan did not get to run, but again can be proud of his selection.

The club is also running a series of mile races called the Leaderboard Mile where they aim to get as many club members to run a mile over the course of the season as possible. To date 144 people have taken part with 50 running up and racing last Sunday ahead of the enforced break while the Norman Park track is resurfaced. Currently Josh Schofield leads the menís event, Niamh Bridson Hubbard the ladies event and teenager Sam Reardon leads the age group event based on performance against the world record for your age. The age rage so far is from 7 years old to 82, and the performances go from 4.20 to 16.50!

At a BMC Grand Prix in Stretford Alex Botterrill clocked 1.47.72 for an 800m pb.

Nick Brooks

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31/07/19

Young athletes in action and CAU Inter Counties

The under 17 and under 20 age groups were in action at Norman Park this weekend for the final match of the YDL Southern Premier Division. The team won the match with 688 points from Shaftesbury with 680.5 and Reading 576 to clinch the league title and reach the YDL finals again in September.

In the under 20 mens events there were wins for Ethan Brown over 200m this time, also Matthew Francis in the 3000m, Alex OíCallaghan Brown in both the 110m hurdles and 400m hurdles, also for Lewis Mills in the 2000m steeplechase, Ben Sutton in the long jump and Kelechi Aguocha matching his high jump pb with 2.10m. The team also won both relays. In the ladies under 20 events there were wins for Yasmin Austridge returning from injury over 800m, Millie Smith in the 3000m, Hannah Macaulay in the discus and Molly Walsh in the hammer, while Eloise Locke won the javelin.

In the under 17 age groups Jeriel Quainoo sauntered to an impressive 200m win, Barnaby Corry won the pole vault and Dillon Claydon won the discus, and in the ladies events Tianna Haynes won the 100m, Holly Mpassy won the 300m and Nana Gyedu won the shot while the team own the 4 x 300m relay.

At the CAU Inter Counties event in Manchester many of our senior athletes were selected to represent their home counties with some top performances by Krystal Galley over 400m in 55.87 for 8th, Annie Davis clocked 13.95 for 6th in the 100m hurdles, Sophie Elliss ran 63.12 in the 400m hurdles for 5th, (Alex Hill ran 62.23 in qualifying), Deborah Martin leapt 1.71m for 4th in the high hump, Sarah Abrams jumped 5.95m for 3rd on the long jump matched by Zara Asante in the triple jump with 12.68m and Bekah Walton was under par for 8th with 42.34m in the javelin. In the mens events Reece Young took 5th in the 100m hurdles in 14.75.

At the 5000m pb special event at Milton Keynes there were great runs from Josh Schofield for a new pb in 14.39.48 and Alex Bruce Littlewood coming back to form with 14.41.93 for a seasons best.

A 50 strong British under-20 team has been selected for the Manchester international event on August 14th which includes BBHAC athletes Ethan Brown in the 400m and relay, Immanuela Aliu in the 100m and Louise Evans in the 400m with both ladies also competing in the relays.

This weekend on August 3rd the mens and womens teams compete together in Birmingham in the final BAL and WAL matches of the season.

Nick Brooks

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23/07/19

Another great weekend for the club at various events.

Adam Gemili is now running into fine form and competed in the mens 100m in the London Diamond League clocking 10.04 for 6th in the final having earlier recorded 10.07 in qualifying. The following day Dina Asher Smith ran superbly for 2nd place in the ladies 100m in 10.92 having clocked 10.91 in qualifying earlier in the day, both athletes showing great form.

In Boras in Sweden at the European Under 20 Champs the club were well represented with many athletes competing for GB & NI. Immanuela Aliu (4th in 100m final) and Louise Evans (7th in 400m final) gained gold medals in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays respectively (and HCA Member Amber Anning anchored the 4x400 squad - and took individual 400m silver). Also Holly Mills another HCA claimed 4th in the heptathlon and 3rd in the long jump with a leap of 6.50m. Ethan Brown ran within 1/100th of his lifetime best with 46.45 for 5th in the 400m final.

The final match of the Youth Development League took place at Bromley for the under 13 and 15 age groups and BBHAC finished second on the day to Reading but with the other match results taken into consideration the club won the Southern Premiership and have qualified for the YDL finals in September, another fantastic achievement by all athletes and team managers.

Meanwhile at the SIAB Schools international (U17) match at Swansea, the club had 4 athletes representing England and all performed outstandingly with two golds and two silvers. Jeriel Qainoo won the 200m in 21.74 and Nana Gyedu won the ladies shot with 15.64m. There were second spots for Oliver Briars in the 400m in 49.58 and Oliver Bright in the 1500m with 3.56.15.

The final Kent League Masters match took place on Friday 19th July at Erith and the menís team finished the season on equal match points with Ashford but came 1st with the highest overall score. This means that they will be back in the 1st division next year. The womenís team were in 4th position and had to maintain that to ensure they remained in the 1st division and finished 4th overall so remain in the 1st division. A great effort by the very small team who turn out and compete for the cub in this league.

Nick Brooks

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16/07/19

Busy Weekend with Euro Under 23 Champs, English Schools and Southern League

The club had two representatives at the Euro Under 23 Champs in Gavle, Sweden, both appearing for GB&NI.  Divine Oladipo threw a seasons best of 16.79m for 4th in the shot and Will Fuller clocked 14.32.86 for 15th in the 5,000m having entered the competition as 10th ranked in Europe. Both athletes can be proud of their achievements.

Meanwhile many of our junior athletes were trying to emulate Divine and Will by competing at the annual England Schools Champs at Birmingham. With over 30 athletes representing their various counties we ended up with 4 golds, 5 silvers and overall 26 top ten finishes across three age groups for both men and women.

Pride of place goes to Alex OíCallaghan-Brown who won the senior boys 400m hurdles, higher claim athlete Theo Adesina won a tight long jump with Ben Sutton 4th and Myles Xavier 6th, Lauren Farley threw a new pb to win the senior girls javelin and Nana Gyudu won the inter girls shot. Nana along with silver medalists in the inter boys events Jeriel Quainoo, Oliver Bright and Oliver Briars will go on to represent England Schools later in the season. 

Senior Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex O'Callaghan Brown

400m Hurdles

54.33

1st

 

 

Theo Adesina

Long Jump

7.02m

1st

 

 

Kelechi Aguocha

High Jump

2.04m

2nd

 

 

Angus Harrington

800m

1.53.02

4th

 

 

Josh Watson

110m Hurdles

14.39

4th

 

 

Ben Sutton

Long Jump

6.80m

4th

 

 

Pedro Gleadall

Pole Vault

4.50m

5th

 

 

Harrison Thorne

High Jump

1.92m

5th

 

 

Myles Xavier

Long Jump

6.73m

6th

 

Inter Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeriel Quainoo

200m

21.84

2nd

21.60 Q

 

Oliver Briars

400m Hurdles

49.39

2nd

 

 

Oliver Bright

1500m

4.01.39

2nd

 

 

Barnaby Corry

Pole Vault

4.05m

4th

 

 

Nathan Bushnell

Shot Putt

14.61m

4th

 

 

Dillon Claydon

Discus

43.22m

8th

 

Junior Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Platt

Pole Vault

3.50m

2nd

 

 

Adam Islam-Medeaux

300m

37.48

6th

 

Senior Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Farley

Javelin

45.66m

1st

 

 

Lois Warden

Pole Vault

3.60m

4th

 

 

Jade Oni

Triple Jump

11.84m

5th

 

 

Daniele Hopkins

High Jump

1.69m

5th

 

 

Funminiyi Oladije

Long Jump

5.77m

5th

 

 

Hannah MacAulay

Discus

38.47m

6th

 

 

Asheigh West

High Jump

1.58m

9th

 

 

Eloise Locke

Javelin

36.49m

13th

 

Inter Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nana Gyudu

Shot Putt

15.06m

1st

 

 

Anwen Thomas

3000m

10.26.21

10th

 

 

Ellie Osmond

1500m Steeplechase

5.26.01

14th

 

BBHAC hosted the 4th round of the Southern League at Norman Park and competing against other mid tables teams returned to winning ways with 210 points from TVH, Woking and Norwich, giving us a 4th place position going into the last match.

The men won both legs of the 100m, 200m, 400m, 1500m and 3000m, both relays and the discus, had Blair Wilson compete on the high jump, long jump, javelin and shot, and surprisingly were unable to field any high hurdlers. The ladies won the 100m A string, both 400m races, both 5,000m races with youngsters Jane Bradshaw and Jenny Leng showing even younger athletes the way home, the 400m hurdles and discus and the 4x100 relay.

Most notable performances were from Dele Aledese in the discus with 43.76m, Matthew Knight 22.16 in the 200m, Shamar Thomas Campbell 10.93 in the 100m and Josh Schofield the 3000m in 8.39.10 having also won the 1500m with a sub 60 second last lap. In the ladies events strong efforts from Krystal Galley with a seasons best 55.83 in the 400m, Alex Hill wining the 400m hurdles in 61.83, Carys Marsden returning to action and winning the discus with 35.87m and Tianna Haynes winning the 100m in 12.25.

Nick Brooks

Note: some missing results to be added soon.

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8/07/19

Diamond League for Dina and Premier League for Men and Women
IAAF Diamond League in Lausanne 5 July - Dina Asher-Smith ran the second quickest 100m of her career to date, posting a time of 10.91 (+0.2). (Her national record stands at 10.85, set in Berlin last). The two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce showed her class, speeding her way to victory in a rapid 10.74.

The senior womenís team were in action at Eton in match two of three in the UK WAL and despite some outstanding individual performances the team could only finish 7th after finishing a great 3rd in the field events. With no relay teams and with some track events either with no athletes or only one instead of two, we were well beaten on the track. There were many regular athletes missing from the team for various reasons and at this highest level we need everybody participating if we are to maintain our league status.

In the high hurdles Marcia Sey ran a fantastic 13.65 for 4th place and Annie Davies won the B string in 13.89, while Niamh Bridson Hubbard clocked 10.01.52 in the 3000m for 6th and now heads the club rankings. In the field events there was much better news with Gemma Vickery throwing 53.66m and Molly Walsh 52.26m for 5th and 2nd respectively in the hammer, while Sarah Abrams was our sole winner taking the long jump with 6.07m, Sarah also took 2nd in the B string triple jump while Zara Asante leapt to 12.91m for 2nd in the A string event. Deborah Martin high jumped a useful 1.75m for 4th with Danielle Hopkins taking 2nd in the B string with 1.65m. It was great to also see Divine Oladipo back in club action and a useful 50.65m in the discus for 2nd and 16.46m also for 2nd in the shot secured very useful team points. All to play for in the final match but we will need to be at full strength to stave off relegation. We have done this before and can do it again.

The menís team faced a long treck to Sheffield where they came up against some very strong teams including the host team for the third round of the BAL. There were many international athletes on display. A solid 7th place with 219 points was about what was expected and unfortunately relegation after one season looks ominous as we currently sit in 8th place on 5 points, one point behind Cardiff but six behind 6th place team Woodford. Birchfield look favourites to win the league again as the final match is at their stadium next month.

There was an outstanding win in the 800m for Angus Harrington, and also in the 1500m for Will Fuller, while the ever reliable Ethan Brown was beaten into third place by two experienced senior internationals in the 400m despite clocking a great 47.01, Dan Putnam won the B string 400m in a seasons best of 47.26 and retains his lead as the top points scorer. Jonathan Ilori was narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the triple jump missing out 16.02m to 15.94m, also bagging useful points with 2nd place in the B string long jump with teenager Ben Sutton jumping 6.79m for 5th in the A string. Kelechi Aguocha continues his consistent form in the high jump clearing 2.05m for 2nd in the A string.

Ross Braden clocked 31.05.34 for a massive new track pb in the Highgate extravaganza of 10k PBs.

Nick Brooks

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2/07/19

Young Athletes Upper Ages in action at YDL and Dina runs in US Diamond League

The under 20s and 17s menís and womenís team were back in action for the third round of the YDL at the Allianz arena. A fantastic team effort saw the club win the fixture by a huge margin with 811.5 points with Shaftesbury a distant 2nd on 713 and Windsor third on 575.5, so barring a disaster at match 4 we should be at the YDL year-end final again.

In the menís under 20 events there was a good win for national 400m champion Ethan Brown who won in 21.98 over the 200m, and Oliver Bright won the 1500m in 4.03.50 following his new 800m pb the previous day, Josh Watson won the high hurdles in 14.74 and Ben Sutton won the long jump with 6.96m. Kelechi Aguocha continued his fine form winning the high jump with 2.00m and Pedro Gleadall took the pole vault with 4.50m. In the throws Angus Harrington won the javelin with 42.17 and Nathan Bushnell won the discus with 45.55m and the team won both relays.

Some fine performances in the under 17 mens saw Jeriel Quainoo win both the 100m and 200m in 10.91/21.75 and Ollie Briars won the 400m in 50.27, while in the field Barnaby Corry took the pole vault with 4.20m, Dillon Claydon won the discus with 43.99m and Nathan Bushnell won the hammer with 50.17m with the team winning both relays.

In the under 20 ladiesí events there was a fine win for Mallory Cluley in the 100m hurdles in 14.12, and Funminiyi Olajide won the long jump with 5.66m, Lois Warden won the pole vault with 3.30m and Lauren Farley won the javelin with 42.70m. In the under 17 ladies match Ailbhe Barnes won the 1500m steeplechase in 5.15.13, Nana Gyedu won the shot with 14.90m by a huge margin and the team won the 4 x 300m relay.

Dina Asher-Smith made the long trip to the US for the Diamond League in Eugene, Oregon and competed in the 200m finishing well for 3rd place in a high quality field in 22.42, a little down on her performance earlier in the season but still many weeks to prepare for the Doha world champs.

On Saturday there was the BMC Grand Prix at Watford with many fine races taking place. Alex Botterill clocked 1.48.74 over 800m, and in other races there were fantastic new pbs for Angus Harrington 1.50.40, Joe Rogers 1.53.46, Oliver Bright 1.52.99, while Declan Neary ran a pb of 8.15.10 in the 3000m and Lewis Mills ran 9.03.18. Katy Ann McDonald recently back from her first year at college in the US clocked a useful 2.05.47 over 800m.

Nick Brooks

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