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Will Bolton Memorial Relays

Adrian Stocks looks back at finish in the second year. If you
a now well established event look carefully you might also
which provides the transition see he also beat Blackheath
for the summer racing and Bromley s Olympian Scott
programme to the winter Overall by over 30 seconds.
cross country competition. The course actually makes use
of two parks and permission comprise the Bennet Cup.
The Cross country season is sought from both Bromley Points are awarded to finishers
for Blackheath and Bromley council and the Corporation on a handicap time basis,
Harriers begins in September of London to use Spring
kindly prepared by our
when most of us are just back Park. The race is usually official handicapper Chris
from holidays and out of run on rock hard dusty dry Haines, giving all runners the
shape or in peak track shape at surfaces but this year a few late chance of picking up prizes.
the playing fields and woods The senior race of 4km sounds
known locally as Sparrows easy on paper but the reality is
Den with the Will Bolton a very competitive fast paced
Memorial Relays. race with a couple of sharp
Will Bolton was a very talented climbs through the woods and
club athlete who died tragically few places to hide.
almost a decade ago. During The senior mens race was
the organisation of this race dominated by teams from
I was contacted by Russell Tonbridge AC taking the
Findlay. He had heard of summer downpours gave us first three places in times of
Will Bolton and found in his a softer surface and left a few 52.03, 52.36 and 54.11. The
archives some results from the puddles to run through in the Blackheath and Bromley A
London Youth Games 1994 woodland section. team of Andy Rayner (13:37)
and 1995 – where you will see This race is the first race Ross Bradon (13:44) Ben
he beat a certain Mo Farah one in a series of 9 winter Harding (13:22) and Dave
year and lost out in a sprint cross country races that Mckinley (14:36) took the

Will Bolton beats Mo Farah in 1994... but lost out in a sprint finish in 1995
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