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Athletics Report                    35

Blackheath and Bromley’s U13 Boys National Cross Country Relay      The Blackheath U15 girls are
Champions Rowan Fuss, Peter Guy and Joseph Georgiadis               so strong that the B team of
                                                                    Millie Smith, Stephanie Taylor
A fantastic team performance      100 teams with a powerful leg     and Grace Scopes finished a
(and slightly more impressive     handing over in 5th placed        terrific 19th place being the
than Joseph’s dad Steve first to  (having run the 6th fastest       3rd B team to finish. We also
finish the Mansfield park run     time of the day). Yasmin set      had an incopmlplete C team
earlier that morning!)            off in determined fashion         comprising Madalina Samoila
                                  and was soon in 3rd place         running in her BB debut
Cameron Swatton took              and gained an extra spot on       recording a great time and
on the challenging task of        the long hilly run in passing     Amy Leach running her leg
leading the B team out on         to Katy Ann in second place.      nearly 20 seconds faster than
the first leg and more than       Katy Ann flew off chasing         last year.
rose to the challenge with        the race leader but fully aware
a superb run passing over         that hot on her heels was her     Coleman Corry led the U15
to Robert Suckling in 37th.       school friend and running         boys’ charge with a strong
Robert pushed on through          rival Alex Brown. Katy Ann        run on the first leg with
his leg gaining 7 places before   pushed on throughout her leg      Angus Harrington making
handing to Keir Lundy who         and clawed back the leader        up 3 places on the second leg
gained 5 places crossing the      and took the lead coming into     before handing to Callum
line in a great 25th as the       the long home straight, still     Myatt, (who would have run
second placed B team making       looking strong but with Herne     in his football boots had it
a brilliant performance from      Hill Harrier Alex Brown           not been for the last minute
all the U13 boys.                 closing the gap. Approaching      negotiations to borrow a pair
                                  the last hill Alex eased          of spikes) finishing in 43rd.
Next up was the current U15       forward and past Katy Ann to      Charlie Andrews making his
girls National Road Relay         take the lead and looked good     National debut did well on the
Champions team of Naomi           for the victory until Katy Ann    challenging opening leg despite
Kingston, Yasmin Austridge        open up her famous sprint         running in trainers. Interesting
and Katy Ann McDonald             finish to regain the lead and     to note that all these boys will
and what a thrilling race they    win a magnificent gold for        still be in the same age group
produced right up until the       the Blackheath team. A very       next year while many will move
final few strides. Naomi set      exciting finish to a great race.  up an age group.
the team up in a field of over
                                                                    This week’s boys’ manager’s
                                                                    award goes to Camer

                                                                    on Swatton for his fantastic
                                                                    gutsy run on the challenging
                                                                    first leg. The girls’ team
                                                                    managers’ award goes to
                                                                    Millie Smith for her excellent
                                                                    run on the first leg.

                                                                                        Paul Austridge
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