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Cross Country & Off Road Results for 2019/20

Information on the Club Cross Country courses  -  What is a Mob Match? - Origins of the Club Cry

Full info on the Kent League matches

Bennett Cup - 2019/20  30-19-18

22 March 2020 - Closing 5 - Hayes

14 March 2020 - English Schools CC Champs, Liverpool

7 March 2020 - Ranelagh Mob Match - Richmond Park

22 February 2020 - National Cross-Country - Nottingham

8 February 2020 - Kent League - Norman Park

2 February 2020 - Club 10 mile Championships - Hayes

25 January 2020 - South of England Championships - Parliament Hills

12 January 2020 - Open 10k & Vets Champs & match against Beckenham RC - Hayes

4 January 2020 - KCAA Cross-Country Championships - Brands Hatch

21 December 2019 - South of Thames Champs - Lloyd Park

15 December 2019 - Christmas 5 Yacht Handicap - Hayes

14 December 2019 - Kent League (incls B&B YA C-C Champs) -  Footscray Meadows

30 November 2019 - Kent Masters - Central Park Dartford 1-12-19

23 November 2019 - Liverpool Cross Challenge (Euro Trials) 2-12-18

16 November 2019 - London C-C Championships 21-11-18

9 November 2019 - Kent League - Danson Park. Welling 10-11-18

2 November 2019 - National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield 8-11-18

27 October 2019 - SLH Mob Match (Club 7 1/2 Champs) - Hayes 28-10-18

26 October 2019 - Beachy Head Marathon - Eastbourne

26 October 2019 - Kent League - Somerhill School, Tonbridge 30-10-18

19 October 2019 - SEAA XC Relays - Wormwood Scrubs 23-10-18

19 October 2019 - Orion Mob Match - Chingford 21-10-18

12 October 2019 - Kent League - Swanley Park 15-10-18

29 September 2019 - Club 5 Mile Championship - Hayes 25-09-18

22 September 2019 - SEAA 6/4/3 Stage Relays - Crystal Palace

14 September 2019 - Will Bolton Memorial Cross-Country Relay - Sparrows Den 15-09-18

Bennett Cup - 2018/19 Final Positions 5-03-18

 


23 November 2019 - Liverpool Cross Challenge (Euro Trials)

Liverpool Cross Challenge (incorporating the European Cross Country Championships Trials)

Saturday saw the European XC champs trials held in Liverpool, 4 men took the long travel up north plus one supporter (shoutout to Will Ruiz)

First home was Team Manager Ross Braden, who finally managed to put in a worthy performance in Blackheath colours, finishing in 42nd. He was closely tracked by Northerner Josh Schofield, who after a blistering start (briefly taking the lead) settled down and put in a fine performance finishing a very solid 53rd.

The next Blackheath vest to finish was '800m turned cross country specialist' James Habergram. Despite being far from thrilled with the conditions, Habergham put in another superb performance over the cross for Blackheath, putting an end to any rumours that he would prefer to run indoors than at nationals.

Charlie Davis was also running however he seemed to have forgotten his B&B HAC vest, which meant he was forced to run in the colours of Birmingham Uni instead. This misstep can be forgiven as Charlie improved on already very good performances this winter to finish in 64th.

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30 November 2019 - Kent Masters - Central Park Dartford

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16 November 2019 - London C-C Championships

Several Blackheath athletes were again on the charge at the weekend over Parliament's Hills in a boggy, undulating affair that served as a reminder that winter has well and truly arrived; and that even the comparatively short 10km on Hampstead Heath is no mean feat.

Local resident Danny Brewer led the charge after his stint altitude training in Bolivia in an impressive 41st place despite a stitch on the last lap. Dan Kennedy followed him home in 59th after a well judged effort, Luca Ercolani snuck into the top 100 in 98th with a determined sprint to the line, and Fintan Parkinson completed the scoring quartet 158th after taking the brave decision to wear trail shoes in the ankle deep mud.

Josh Dowling made a welcome return to racing in 172nd after some achilles trouble, Jon Vintner ensured it was a worthwhile trip up from Winchester in 218th, while Heath also made a return to racing in 238th. Chris Tuck continued his march back to full fitness in 263rd to just miss out on the top half, Darren Corneille built on an impressive few months worth of training to come 295th, and Rich Byford completed the Blackheath contingent in 406th to give us 10 finishers: our best total in years.

All of this translated into 13th place out of 38 complete 4 to score teams. Naturally this was rewarded with a few well earned refreshments at some of Highgate's finest drinking establishments.

Full results can be found here: http://seaa.org.uk/images/2019/ENDURANCE/XCLDN19/Senior_Men_1.pdf 

Up the Heath!

Chris, Dan & Ross

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2 November 2019 - National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield

A strong team effort was on display again on Saturday as 1 complete and 1 incomplete Blackheath and Bromley side descended on a wet and muddy Berry Hill Park in Mansfield for the National Cross Country Relays.

Charlie Davis made his seasonal debut for Blackheath with a strong performance on the ultra competitive first leg to come home in 38th in 17:17, a time that would have been close to the top 10 on any other leg. Josh Schofield continued his impressive form from Tonbridge last weekend to charge through the field in the 8th fastest time of the 2nd leg, 16:53, to make up 20 places and take some impressive scalps in the process. James Habergham, rapidly making himself indispensable to all our relay teams, continued the good work to snatch an extra place in 17:23 in a battling performance. Sadly, this momentum couldn't be maintained on the last leg as Dan Kennedy, a late change due to injury and illness, could only manage 19:42 and lost 10 places to lead the team home in 27th. Far from a disaster, but below expectations.

Simultaneously a the incomplete B team made the most of the opportunity to compete on the national stage by all bringing their A games to the competition. Tom Desborough came home in 69th on the 1st leg in 18:38, suggesting he might have been better off in the A Team. Mark Cage made his long awaited debut for the club by holding his own in a solid 19:37 and Ian Firla got in a relatively speedy work out in his preparation for the Valencia Marathon by completing the team in 20:07 to leave them back in 69th but sadly without anyone to pass on to it.

A big shout out to former Heathen Phil Sesemann for defending the Cross Country Relay title with Leeds City despite taking a heavy fall down hill on the first leg.

Full results can be found here: http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/nationals/2019-xc-relays-results-all-age-groups/ 

Up the Heath!

Chris, Dan & Ross


We were all very fortunate that the National Cross Country relays in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, went ahead as planned, despite fears that this great venue may not have been available, due to bureaucracy!

The superb course at Berry Hill Park offers everything needed for a great Championships - tough hills, woodlands, mud, grass, bucket loads of rain and wind and all this easily accessed by the large numbers of spectators in attendance.

Forty three young BBHAC athletes made the three to five hour journey (depending on when they travelled) to Mansfield and were met by the “worst conditions for 30 years” as announced by the PA system! This meant that times were slightly down on last year but the effort and commitment was exactly the same as always.

The U13 boys trio were led out by Alex Middleton, who had his spike ripped from his foot after about 400m, but carried on regardless before passing to Hendri Verster and then Harry Fage, both in their first National XC relay, bringing the team home in 43rd in a field of 79 complete teams.

The U13 girls had three strong teams racing and the trio of Megan Barlow, Amie Gould and Fran Middleton combined well to finish a high 17th. India Blakey, Lara Tunali Flynn and Megan Slattery were just behind in 21st and only two places behind them in 23rd were Maria Salamanca, Alyessa Firla and Luciana Smith.

Matt Smith had a superb race coming home a solid 8th in the U15 boys handing to Ted Marston and Thomas Sugden who both ran well coming home 30th. Nathan Firla made his National debut running the first leg of an incomplete team but held his own well in tough conditions.

The U15 girls had three complete teams and the A team of Hannah Clark, Lara Mannes and Lily Meers all had strong runs, collectively finishing a fine 8th place with 98 teams racing. Imogen Hadley, Amelia Middleton and Carys Firth finished well in 43rd spot just in front of trio Isabella Louth, Olivia Wauters and Cara Gould in 47th.

The U17 boys also finished an impressive 8th with Oliver Bright running the sixth fastest leg of the day (270 racing) passing to Tom Brash and then Sam Reardon who both had typically committed runs. The incomplete B team was made up of Will Andrews and Freddy Georgiou and they both handled the conditions well, just a shame there was no third leg runner to complete a team result.

The U17 girls had two great team running and the A team finished a high 10th with Tola Pearse running well on leg 1 passing to Ailbhe Barnes on two, producing the fastest leg 2 of the day, handing over to Zakia Mossi bringing the team home in 10th. The B team of Ava White, Zoe White and Jess Neal pushed hard and finished a fine13th. In the incomplete C team Lucrezia Polloni showed she is in great form running a solid opening leg.

The U20 boys finished in 41st with Callum Myatt leading them out, handing to Ben Gardiner on two and Henry Fisher on three.

The U20 girls were led out by Yasmin Austridge, passing to Mille Smith and then to Amy Leach who crossed the line in a good 16th place.

Challenging conditions all round but I’m sure everyone enjoyed getting warm and refuelling before the long journey home. A big thank you to PP Dave Cordell and VP Claire Austridge for taking the much needed tent to Mansfield and back to the club house afterwards, to hang up to dry! Many thanks again, go to all the parents, team mangers and coaches who continue to support our young athletes enabling them to compete at this high level. Special thanks to Paul Brash who drove the testosterone filled minibus to Mansfield and back, not an easy undertaking.

Paul Austridge

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19 October 2019 - SEAA XC Relays - Wormwood Scrubs

Blackheath fielded a single team at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday to run in the Southern XC Relay Championships, with everyone performing brilliantly apart from the loan team manager. James Habergham ensured the trip down south was a productive one with 2nd place after the 1st leg and the 4th fastest time of the day. Alex Gibbins continued the good work with the 30th best time of the day to bring the team back in a very respectable 6th, before handing over to Dan Kennedy, who promptly took the team back 8 places to 14th with an awful run. Ian Firla was on hand to steady the ship, however, with a strong run to lead the team home in 15th in only his 2nd XC race for the club.

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