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Smith, a year younger, had a     South of England hopes           glue” in 307th completed the
fantastic run finishing 15th     were high for another great      Blackheath presence. Many
place bettering her great        performance and the boys         thanks to David Lundy who
performance of last year         didn’t disappoint. Rowan         was able to collect the medals
when finishing 19th. Naomi       Fuss showed his class again      on behalf of the U13 boys.
Kingston continues to run        with a brilliant 10th place
with guts and determination      finish, Peter Guy showed         This week’s team managers’
and crossed the line in a very   his strength leading the field   awards are as follows:
respectable 38th. Naomi’s        up the nasty start hill and
standards and expectation of     finished in a great 18th. Keir   Girls awarded by Andy:
herself are very high having     Lundy and Joseph Georgiadis
finished last years National in  could only be separated by       “There were some outstanding
a brilliant 5th place but she    one second but their 83rd and    performances yesterday led by
shouldn’t be disappointed        84th positions made safe the     Yasmin Austridge and Millie
with her performance as we       teams bronze medal finish.       Smith with their best ever
are only talking a matter of     Such is our strength and         placings in the Under 15 race,
seconds making the difference    depth in the U13 age group       and Niamh Bridson Hubbard in
in very difficult conditions.    another six boys were backing    the Under 17 race. However the
Genny Allen completed            up the bronze winning team.      team manager’s prize is shared by
the scoring team in a great      11 year old Sam Reardon          Jessica Neal leading the Under 13
79th securing team bronze        making his National debut        team home in her first National,
medals. Amy Leach, at only       powered through the mud to       and Amy Leach who improved
14 years old was our first lady  finish a fantastic 138th in a    almost 100 places from last year
home in last weeks 7 1/2 mile    field of nearly 400 runners.     in her best run of the season.”
mob match, continues to          Robert Suckling was a strong
improve and had a fantastic      149th and another 11 year        Boys awarded by Paul:
run finishing well inside the    old Thomas Penlington ran
top 100 in 87th, nearly 100      superbly to finish 174th.        Rowan Fuss wins the
places higher than last year.    Cameron Swatton showed           manager’s award at the
Kelsi Cornish had a good run     his continued improvement        National for his superb run
finishing inside the top 100     with a strong run knocking       in finishing 10th, a fantastic
in 98th and Stephanie Taylor     off nearly 100 places from last  achievement still with another
finished well in 211th           year in 208th. Two further       year in the age group.
                                 debuts from Jake Leng in
The U13 boys was the last        253rd and Ethan Kitteridge,      Epilogue
junior race of the day. Having   who described the conditions
won team bronze at the           as “like running though PVA      Next year’s winter season
                                                                  should be as exciting as this
                                                                  year’s and the standard will
                                                                  be even higher as nearly two
                                                                  thirds of the athletes will still
                                                                  be competing in the same age

                                                                  BBHAC’s future is looking
                                                                  very bright.

                                                                                      Paul Austridge
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