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20 September 2015 - Kent County Relay Championships - Tonbridge 20-09-15
12/13 September 2015 - Kent County U13 Pentathlons- Tonbridge
31 August 2015 - Kent County Combined Events - Masters & U13 - Erith
17 June 2015 - Kent County M 10k & F 3k Championships - Dartford
23/24 May 2015 - Kent County Championships - Ashford 25-05-15

20 September 2015 - Kent County Relay Championships - Tonbridge

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The sun continued to shine and helped to make the last track meeting of 2015 a memorable one. Tonbridge school track is a great setting anytime but the Kent track relay championships benefited further by the glorious autumn sun that lasted all day.

In previous years this meeting has been poorly attended but large numbers this year made for a great track finale and BBHAC had huge success winning trophies, golds, silver and bronze medals, breaking club records, season bests and the odd disqualification!

The U13 boys had an up and down day.

Up, winning gold in the 4x100 and silver in the 3x 800 and down being disqualified in the 4x300 for a marginally early lane break. The quartet of Leo McCallum, Kyron Morgan, Archie Shipley and Tareq Bannour ran a seasons best by half a second in winning gold in the 4x 100. The same four were then whisked at very short notice into the 4x300, which they comfortable won before harshly being disqualified for a lane encroachment! Alex Sibley, Barnaby Corry and Sam Reardon had all competed in the southern road relays yesterday running a tough 3k leg each but were still able to put together another great team effort to take the Kent silver medals.

The sprinters and field event athletes now have the next 6 months to prepare for the 2016 season whilst the middle distance athletes look forward to competing in the winter in the busy cross country season that started last week end and continues into March.

Well done to all the U13 Boys who have had a great track season and proved themselves to be the best club in the country. I have thoroughly enjoyed the season and seeing you all develop into great athletes and young men.

All the best
Paul Austridge

Photos and report from Karen Desborough

Kent Relays Tonbridge Sunday 20th September

What a fantastic day at the Under 13 Under 15 Kent Relays with lots medals for both Girls and Boys Teams. The Under 15 Girls started off the day with the 4 x 100m relay heats and such is the strength and depth of the team we fielded 3 teams with the A and B teams getting to the final. Next for the girls was the Under 13 Girls 4 x 100m relay this was a straight final and we had two teams in it, the A team won silver and the B team came fourth. It was then time for the Under 15 Girls 3 x 300m relay heats and again we had two teams with them both qualifying for the final. We then moved on to the 3 x 800m relay finals, we had two teams in the Under 13 girls and they both had great runs coming first and second, the two under 15 girls teams had great runs as well coming first and third.

It was then time for the Under 15 Girls 4 x 100m final and with two teams in it we had a great chance both teams ran well with the A team coming first and the B team a respectable fourth. The last event of the day was the Under 15 girls 4 x 300m relay again having two teams in it we had another great chance, the A team came first and the B team came fifth.

The girls won 4 golds, 2 silvers and 1 bronze what a fantastic achievement and a great way to round off a brilliant track seasons. A big thank you to all athletes, parents, track judges and spectators we couldn’t do it without you.

Karen Desborough
Under 13/15 Girls Team Manager


20 September 2015 - Kent County Relay Championships - Tonbridge

As Paul has previously mentioned, Tonbridge School track is a great setting for athletics and the U15 boys continued their outstanding season with a series of "champagne moment" performances to wrap the season up.

In the 4 x 100m both teams qualified for the final after fantastic preparation work from Rose and Paul during the week. The work on baton changes paid off as the A team surged round to finish with a bronze medal whilst running over two seconds quicker than they had run this season. Myles, Tom, Robert A and Jed ran two races where the UK Athletics habit of dropped batons was not even on the cards to finish well. Well done also to LJ, Rico, Philip and Caelan (all in their first year of U15) who showed the potential they all have.

Fresh from setting a club record in the YDL final the 4 x 300m team were fired up to have another go. Despite weary legs from their exertions the previous day both Coleman and Henry-James ran out of their skins to support Tom (again!) and Ben S to storm home in a fantastic time of 2:39.31. To win gold and to remain unbeaten over the event for the whole season is an indication of the ability of the whole group of boys.

Supporting this group was a second team which included two boys who hadn't run the distance before. Jed and Rico ran great legs and got an introduction to "Captain Lactic" but showed their potential over the distance. They were more than ably supported by Robert A and Robert S to come home in bronze medal position.

The 3 x 800 was also an eagerly anticipated event. There are not many clubs with the strength in depth that we have, particularly this season. The challenge to the three teams was (1) to win at least one medal, (2) to "adjust" the existing club record and (3) to see just how fast they could run.

The response was immense. The lead team stormed off into a strong lead and never looked like being caught. It all came down to how much they had in their legs and how they would be able to run effectively three time trials. The team of Coleman, Henry-James and Angus literally ran away from the field to finish in an amazing 6:24, taking 11 seconds off the old club record and 10 seconds off the county record.

The second team of Robert S, Keir and Joseph also ran well and were in contention for silver medals until just before the Medway athlete squeezed past in the final metres to snatch a silver medal from them, leaving the team in third place. To emphasise our strength we also had a third team running. Cameron led the team off and was in medal contention at the end of the first leg. Leo and Ben worked hard to hold on and ran well to bring the team home in 4th place.

Well done to all of the boys who have competed in any capacity over the course of the summer. The success that the club has enjoyed is down to your hard work and commitment. I look forward to being part of the team with you next season.

Nick Swatton

 

The following photos from Rod Harrington

 

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23/24 May 2015 - Kent County Championships - Ashford

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