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   The Kent League 2014-2015

1 Swanley Park 11th October     and task ahead. Especially           BBHAC winter debut finished
The first Kent league cross      good to see Niamh at Swanley,        24th, with Isabelle Bridge
country fixture of the winter    despite not being able to            31st and Zoe Austridge
took place at Swanley Park       compete herself, at present.         33rd. Lauren Goddard
and what a fantastic turnout     The U13 girls were the first         only just back from injury
from our young athletes with     off and it was great to see          unfortunately had to pull out
65 Blackheath and Bromley        Morgan Squibb and Jessica            near the end but we hope
athletes taking part. Amongst    Neal (both a year young) at          to see Lauren fit and on the
                                                                      starting line again very soon.
L-R Kelsi Cornish, Millie Smith, Yasmin Austridge and Naomi Kingston  The U13 boys were next up
                                                                      and with 11 BBHAC on the
those were four boys making      the front of the field. Morgan       starting line it looked an
their BBHAC debuts with          crossed the line in a fine           impressive sight. The finish
another seven running their      4th, (but was disappointed           was even more impressive
club debuts over the country.    not to have held onto 3rd!),         as it read 1,2,3 BB, easily
BBHAC contested seven age        Jessica was 5th and Emilie           winning the team race.
categories, finishing 1st in     Penlington in 8th secured the        Rowan Fuss, despite playing
five of them and 2nd and 3rd     team victory. With massive           rugby in the morning and
in the overall team positions.   strength and depth our black         having to stop during the
Great team results.              vests dominated the next few         race to ask a marshall the
                                 positions with Imogen Meers          way, still managed a victory
The day started early with       10th, Alice Prentice 11th, Lily      with in form Peter Guy only
newly appointed team captains    Tappenden (carrying a nasty          a few seconds behind 2nd.
Niamh Bridson Hubbard and        training incident wound to           Joseph Georgiadis, fresh from
Marco Arcuri taking their        her knee!) 12th, the much            winning his National bronze
roles seriously as they led the  improved Gracie Horton in            relay medal, had a cat and
teams on a walk about around     13th and Hanna O’Flynne in           mouse fight with a Dartford
the course to familiarise the    15th. Niamh Milmo on her             boy contesting 3rd and 4th
youngsters with the course                                            place. The look of sheer
                                                                      determination on Joseph’s
                                                                      face as he turned into the
                                                                      finish straight ensured he won
                                                                      his private battle to cross the
                                                                      line in 3rd and complete the
                                                                      clean sweep. Ben Gardiner
                                                                      had another great run coming
                                                                      9th with fast moving through
                                                                      the field Kier Lundy 11th.
                                                                      Following in older brother
                                                                      Ross’ footsteps Leo Braden
                                                                      made his BB debut finishing
                                                                      21st, a great performance
                                                                      especially in trainers!
                                                                      Robert Suckling had a good
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