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   Junior Men and Women…
   senior stars in waiting

  The Under 20 women were           The only U20 man running,         league. Sonia Woolhouse
  able to field strong teams        Thomas Desborough decided         laying down her pole again
  during the winter, especially in  to run the 10K senior race        contributed by finishing 5th
  the Kent League, where they       rather than half that distance    and Chloe Haffenden finished
  had considerable success whilst   in the U20 race.                  her Kent League campaign in
  the men reliant on a handful                                        6th place but was rewarded
  of stalwarts struggled in the     2 Tonbridge                       with a fine 4th place on the
  league to make a presence         The U20 women again top           individual league having
  but later in the season found     their league after another        competed in all four fixtures.
  the teams to make a showing       victory for Anna Myers, a         We had no U20 men running
  in the major championships.       great 2nd for Sam Leighton,       in the U20 race as young
  With this age group often         5th for Emma Rowland 6th          Thomas Desborough and
  depleted by university            for Chloe Haffenden.              Richard Webb decided to run
  commitments and the lure                                            in the much further/tougher,
  of the challenge of the senior    3 Sparrows Den                    bigger field of the senior
  race this was understandable      The club’s U20 women              mens race.
  but reflected on the talent and   are reigning supreme and
  the ambition of the rising        dominating their league. Anna     South of England Inter
  generation of competitors.        Myers was 1st, Sam Leighton       Counties
Kent League                         2nd, Janae Galley 4th, Sonia      The U20 womens’ team were
1 Swanley Park                      Woolhouse, having another         third and we had Anna Myers
Our U20 women dominated             break from pole vaulting was      35th, Sam Leighton 36th and
their age category winning          5th, Emma Rowland 6th and         Sonia Woolhouse in 44th
comfortably and saw Anna            Chloe Haffenden 7th. No U20
Myers 1st, Janae Galley 3rd,        men were running but Tom          National Cross Country
Pole vaulter Sonia Woolhouse        Desborough was all over the       Relays Mansfield
4th, Emma Rowland 6th               course giving valuable support    November 1st
and Chloe Haffenden 7th.            to all, while he recovers from    We sadly had no U20
                                    a hip injury.                     women running save for Jess
Aleksander Wiltshire                                                  Jones (daughter of coach
                                    4 Swanley Park                    Mick Jones) running in the
                                    The BBHAC U20 women               purple kit of Loughborough
                                    having dominated all season       University but for the U20
                                    comfortably won the overall       men’s race, for the first time
                                    team trophy. On the day Anna      in many years BBHAC had
                                    Myers was first across the        more than enough running to
                                    line, as she has been all season  complete a scoring team.
                                    and so comfortably won the        Will Ruiz made the short
                                    overall individual title. Sam     journey across from his
                                    Leighton was 2nd, adding this     University at Birmingham to
                                    to two previous second places.    take on the fierce, competitive
                                    Emma Rowland was 4th on           first leg and did well to hand
                                    the day and this along with       over to Will Fuller in 40th.
                                    her other three performances      Will had a great run moving
                                    was good enough to win            through the field taking
                                    the bronze in the individual
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