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40                               Athletics Report

   Kent Track relays                                                 Parris Handicap
                                                                     2016 Series

The sun continued to shine       300, which they comfortably           The monthly handicap race
and helped to make the last      won before harshly being              series started in 1993. It
track meeting of 2015 a          disqualified for a lane               was renamed in 1998 after
memorable one. Tonbridge         encroachment! Alex Sibley,            Roy Parris who sadly died
school track is a great setting  Barnaby Corry and Sam                 after an heroic fight against
anytime but the Kent track       Reardon had all competed              cancer. This event is an apt
relay championships benefited    in the southern road relays           tribute to Roy. The event is a
further by the glorious          yesterday running a tough 3k          series of 5km handicap races,
autumn sun that lasted all day.  leg each but were still able to       which take place every month
In previous years this meeting   put together another great            between April and September.
has been poorly attended but     team effort to take the Kent          James Ingram won the very
large numbers this year made     silver medals.                        first race in a time of 18:45
for a great track finale and     The sprinters and field event         and Graham Fee was the
BBHAC had huge success           athletes now have the next            overall winner for that year.
winning trophies, golds, silver  6 months to prepare for the         It is a testament to the success
and bronze medals, breaking      2016 season whilst the middle       of this race that in 1993 the
club records, season bests and   distance athletes look forward      maximum number of runners
the odd disqualification!        to competing in the winter in       in any race was 19 whilst 34
The U13 boys had an up and       the busy cross country season       different runners took part in
down day. Up, winning gold       that started last week end and      the series. We now regularly
in the 4 x 100 and silver in     continues into March.               have over 30 runners turning
the 3 x 800 and down being       Well done to all the U13 boys       out and 64 different runners
disqualified in the 4 x 300      who have had a great track          made at least one appearance
for a marginally early lane      season and proved themselves        during the 2015 series. In
break. The quartet of Leo        to be the best club in the          June 2015 the race attracted
McCallum, Kyron Morgan,          country. I have thoroughly          37 runners the highest of all
Archie Shipley and Tareq         enjoyed the season and seeing       6 races over the summer. The
Bannour ran a season’s best      you all develop into great
by half a second in winning      athletes and young men.
gold in the 100. The same
four were then whisked at                            Paul Austridge
very short notice into the 4 x
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