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Senior Men

Winter Season Report 2012-2013

The basic aim is to finish Fintan Parkinson, Pete Tucker,
The cross country season high enough to qualify for Danny Brewer, Jon Vinter, and
spans a variety of scenarios, the national 6 stage and beat Alex Gibbins
weather climates and a few local rivals. However,
available teams. The talent this year wasn t vintage and Double pronged assault in
available is rich and deep and we finished 43rd. The one Mansfeld
proves again that the club has upside was that Peter Tucker Our first major target of the
talent in plenty, as Richard season was the ECCA Cross
says in his report we have ran the fast leg for Blackheath, Country relays at Berry Hill
such as strong pedigree in this but we were missing senior
event we are able to compete athletes who were committed Park Mansfield.
in the National event. to international races. Having won silver medals here
This is his account of the Depth of talent in the two years on the trot we were
winters season. Kent league confident of another strong
Running throughout the winter performance. We fielded two
teams; the A team of James
season is the Kent league. This Poole, Mike Skinner, Alex
is a series of 4 races taking Gibbins and Andy Rayner
place at venues across the who finished in 11th. Mike
county with races at Swanley
Park, Somerhill Tonbridge, Skinner always runs well here
Danson Park Bexley and and again this year was no
Parkwood School Swanley. exception. He moved the team
up to 7th position and ran one
Once again a large number of of the fastest legs of the day,
Not a vintage year runners took part and it was
The cross country season good to see so many people at an impressive performance all
kicks off in September with the first fixture on 6 October round. The B team of Pete
the Will Bolton relays. 12 at Swanley. We had an excellent Tucker, Ben Cockburn, Sam
Blackheath teams made the turn out for all the fixtures. Barnes and Jamie Darling
start of this 4x4k event, Over the course of the season closed out in 64th.
representing all ages and Blackheath finished 3rd on the Whilst we didn t win a medal it
all widths of ability. The 4 to score table. Individually was pleasing to field two teams
Blackheath A team of Alex Alex Gibbins was the top man and have those both finished
Gibbins, Andy Rayner, Ben finishing 3rd on the table. in the top 65.
Cockburn and Colin Norris Across the races 20 Senior men
finished in 3rd spot. The race toed the line, they were Nigel English National
took place in bright warm Bulmer, Adrian Stocks, Graham Cross Country Relays
sunshine and made for an Coates, Brendan McShane,
excellent start to the season. Neil Ayton, Sam Barnes, Phil BBHAC A Team
September also sees the South Sesman, Mike Skinner, Andrew 11th in 1:04:52
of England 6 stage road relays, Rayner ,Chris Pike, Andy Laws, BBHAC B Team
this is a good event and we Richard Hall, Steve Pairman, 64th in 1:11:03
normally field 2 or 3 teams. Richard Daniel, Mark Watling,
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