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26 Athletics Report Members’ News

Continued Something to aim for
in the future

in the pool. Nothing stopped
From a junior athlete, Marco us from having a good night’s
Arcuri, competing in the sleep, even a ire alarm. For me
Nationals Cross Country the highlight of the trip was
Championships. race day.

After a good breakfast, nerves
were beginning to rise but
were cooled off and we were
Tom Desborough reminded that this trip was
losing his shoe somewhere in about having fun and whatever
the quagmire 254th. happened we would all be ine.
The three U17 boys were not Watching all the other athletes
able to score as a team but all run including the seniors
had great individual runs. Will (not to mention one of the
Fuller was strong throughout, Brownlee brothers!) showed
hurdled a dog at one stage (see I’ve been a member of us something to aim for in the
video) and powered his way Blackheath and Bromley for future. And after all the ierce
through the ield to inish a around 5 years and from the competition, we still did very
very impressive 6th. Richard perspective of a junior athlete, well and it is all thanks to the
Webb full of running came the club offers a warm and dedicated coaches and team
home in a ine 20th. Thomas relaxing environment for us to managers that helped us along
Desborough had his best train and develop our passion the way and inspiring young
Southern run coming home in athletics. Being part of one athletes day by day.
inside the top 100 for the irst of the biggest clubs in the UK, Marco Arcuri
time inshing 97th. makes me proud and I am BBHAC U15 boys team
honoured to take part on trips
Will Ruiz had the dificult to run and represent the club.
job of being the only BBHAC
vest (which incidentally One event that is often looked
was dropped in the mud by forward to in the winter
a senior oficial before his calendar is the nationals race
race) in the U20 mens’ race where we usually spend a
but more than held his own couple of days near the event.
placing high up the ield with a In February, 50 young athletes
great run in 35th. travelled up to Nottingham
to run in the Nationals Cross
Two U20 girls made good Country Championships.
accounts of themselves with
Amber Reed 39th and Beth Despite the long journey on the
Frost 67th but we were unable coach, we still managed to enjoy
to ield a scoring team. ourselves and after booking
into the great hotel, we passed
Paul Austridge the time talking or having fun
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