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Athletics Report                 9

Start of the National cross country at Parliament Hill          finished in an astonishing
                                                                9th position being the third
Kent League                     stepping up from the juniors    BB across the line. When
The Kent League was reduced     to romp home in first position  you consider that Alex Bruce
to 3 fixtures this season as    in both the 4 to score with     Littlewood was 1st and Mike
opposed to 4 due to a course    Alex Gibbins and in the 12      Skinner 4th it puts Wills
deemed too wet for Cross        to score we took the plaudits   effort well into perspective.
Country at the Danson Park      also.                           This left everything to play
venue.                          Tom Desborough and              for in the final fixture, which
Nevertheless we wanted to       Richard Webb, both              was relocated back to Swanley
really target this league as a  celebrating their 18th          to accommodate all age
way of establishing ourselves   birthdays, decided to run       group races. We managed
as Kent’s number one club.      in the 10k senior race, as      to persuade Scott Overall to
The first fixture at Swanley    opposed to the U20 5k race.     come out of Cross Country
saw us finish in 3rd place      Just as well for the club as    retirement and Phil Sesemann
in the 4 to score and 2nd in    both finished as scorers in     to travel back from Leeds to
the 12 to score. If we had      the twelve to score race.       give us a fighting chance of
managed to get together a       Fittingly, Richard had made     taking the title. However it
stronger team for this first    his BBHAC debut 8 years         wasn’t to be, we finished in
match then I believe the title  ago on this very same course    2nd place in both the 4 and
would have come home where      as a primary schoolboy. This    12 to score on the day and
it belongs. Andy Rayner, Alex   time around Richard had a       also for the season, but it was
Gibbins, Danny Brewer and       strong run and finished high    extremely close and gives
Peter Tucker were our first     up the field in a great 24th    us great enthusiasm to give
scorers home.                   while Tom had a determined      Tonbridge a good run for
The second fixture was at       run finishing in a fine 69th.   their money next season.
Tonbridge and we were able      Another U20 opting to run       Special thanks go to the
to get our big guns Alex        the senior race was 17 year     following ever presents that
Bruce-Littlewood, Mike          old Will Fuller who seems       competed in all fixtures and
Skinner and Will Fuller         to improve in every race and    really make a difference,
                                                                especially in the 12 to score
                                                                events. Alex Gibbins, Tom
                                                                Desborough and Andrew

                                                                London Championships,
                                                                Parliament Hill
                                                                15th November
                                                                Having not entered the
                                                                London Championships for
                                                                a number of years, we felt
                                                                it would be good to enter a
                                                                team for those wishing to
                                                                race. As usual with Parliament
                                                                Hill those who entered soon
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