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Athletics Report                      7

Senior Women’s Team
Winter 2015/16

  Overall it has been a very     also a great season for Sara     Reed home from Keele
  successful winter season for   Elmqvist, who despite some       University and a great run
  the Blackheath and Bromley     trouble with injury, was the     from Sarah Belaon meant
  Senior Women’s team, with a    highest B&B finisher in the      the 3 to score team finished
  good turn out at the majority  overall results, finishing 8th.  comfortably in 3rd place.
  of events and some class                                        With help from Lisa May,
  performances from everyone     Our season got off to a          Danielle Critchley and Jess,
  involved!.                     positive start                   the 6 to score team finished
                                 In September at the SEAA         in 2nd, proving our Kent
In the Kent League               Road Relays in Aldershot,        League results were no fluke!
We were very fortunate to        our team of Sophie Kelleher,
feature Niamh Bridson-           Sarah Belaon and team            We were brought back to
Hubbard, U20, running            managers Jenny Neal and Jess     Parliament Hill
as a senior woman and            Jones finished in a respectable  As the team’s season
leading the team to victory      position of 41st.                concluded with the SEAA
in both the 3 and 6 to score                                      Championships, 4 brave
competitions. In the 3 to        London Cross Country             women took on the infamous
score category, the women        Championships                    course over 8km. Again
won 2 of the 4 matches and       A very cold and wet day at       strong runs from Carole,
finished in the top 3 teams in   the London Cross Country         Amber, Sarah and Jenny
every race, fighting off fierce  Championships at Parliament      proving their consistent
competition from Paddock         Hill produced some brilliant     season meant the team
Wood AC. In the 6 to score       runs from our ladies. An         finished in a well deserved
category we dropped only 1       outstanding run from Carole      18th place.
match point and managed          Penlington finishing 25th        A mention must also go to
a spectacular conclusion         backed up by Jennie Butler       team manager Jenny Neal
in the final race where we       brought the team home in 8th     who was the fastest B&B
won by over 100 points. We       place.                           Woman at the London
took back both these titles                                       Marathon in an impressive
from Tonbridge AC. With          National Cross Country           time of 3.20.04!
11 different runners across      Relays                           Thank you to everyone who
the season, it was brilliant to  A dedicated team of Elaine       turned out this season to
have such a consistent turn      Rayner, Carole and Jane          support the team – those who
out despite a busy and injury-   Bradshaw ventured to             were at every event and those
ridden season for some, and      Mansfield for the National       who filled in when we needed
this no-doubt was the key to     Cross Country Relays. A          a runner! Here’s to a great
us securing our titles. It was   strong run from Elaine           summer!
                                 helped the team to finish in
                                 a fantastic 38th place out of                             Jesse Jones
                                 over 100 teams.

                                 Kent County Cross Country
                                 It was another very grey, rainy
                                 day at Brands Hatch for the
                                 team. Having just recovered
                                 from New Year, we fielded
                                 6 runners. Another strong
                                 run from Carole, with Amber
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