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18 September 2016 - Kent County Relay Championships - Medway Park 19-09-16
10/11 September 2016 - Kent County Combined Events - Masters & U13 - Erith
29 August 2016 -  Kent County U13 Pentathlons - Tonbridge 31-08-16
22 June 2016 - Kent County M 10k & F 3k Championships - Dartford
14/15 May 2016 - Kent County Championships - Ashford 16-05-16

18 September 2016 - Kent County Relay Championships - Medway Park

Photos from Karen Desborough

  • The Under 13 Girls came 2nd and 3rd in the 4 x 100 m final and 1st and 5th in the 3 x 800m final.
  • The Under 15 Girls came 3rd and 5th in the 4 x 100m final, 1st and 6th in the 4 x 300m final and 1st and 5th in the 3 x 800m final.
  • The Under 17 Girls came 3rd in the 4 X 100m.

A fantastic afternoon of athletics at Gillingham as no fewer than four new club records were set by the U13 and U15 boys yesterday in a fitting end of season finale!

On the day the club won 11 gold, four silver and six bronze medals which was a reflection on the high standard that many of the athletes have been setting all season.

The U13 boys were outstanding on the day. In the 4 x 100 a team of Connor Sutton, Sam Reardon, Jacob Byfield and Robert Murray won convincingly from Medway & Maidstone with a team of Oliver Robertson, Nick Paddington, Tom Brash and Matthew Smith finishing seventh.

Three teams contested the 3 x 800m with a team of Tom Brash, Sam and Alex Sibley leading from gun to tape to record a new club record of 7:20.7, three seconds off the previous one. An outstanding achievement and 18 seconds ahead of second placed Medway. The team of Oliver Robertson, Brandon Back and Nick Paddington ran well to claim the bronze medal ahead of Barnaby Corry, Matthew Smith and Eddie Sellar to highlight the strength in depth of the group.

The final event for the U13 boys was the 4 x 300, an event which was new to the championships. The team of Robert Murray, Connor Sutton, Jacob Byfield and Sam Reardon ran an amazing time of 3:06.2 (which would have qualified them for the U15B final) to set a new club record.

Not to be outdone, the U15 boys had a great day on the track. The 4 x 100 was a straight final and a team of Myles Xavier, Tom Mills, Caelan Raju and Rico Cottell ran a blistering time of 45.4 seconds (the 7th quickest in the UK this year) for a well-deserved gold medal. They were just ahead of Nana Okwesa, Kyron Morgan, Henry Whichello and Ollie Briars (three of next years’ team) who ran 47.9 for silver. Unfortunately the team of LJ Wright, Ben Gardiner, Leo McCallum and Jonathan Abbott had a “dodgy” handover and were disqualified.

The next event on the track was the 3 x 800 where we had two teams. All of the boys competing were fired up to have a go at the club record set last year. The team of Keir Lundy, Robert Suckling and Peter Guy ran “eyeballs out” to see how close they could get to the existing record of 6:24,53. Three of had them timed at or around this time and waited anxiously to see the official time to find they had equalled the club record. An outstanding performance.

The team of Cameron Swatton, Joseph Georgiadis and Ben Gardiner ran well for bronze medals.

The final event of the day was (my favourite) the 4 x 300. Two teams qualified in the heats for the event and we had parents and athletes eagerly anticipating what would be a great race between two extremely strong BBHAC teams. At the gun Peter Guy set off in what can only be described as a determined manner running an amazing 38.0 seconds before handing over to Joshua Gbagbo. Back from a broken leg which destroyed his season, Josh produced a great run in just over 39.0 handing over to Robert Suckling who has been in great form all summer. Sensing the record was there to be taken, Robert chased round in the quickest split of 37.9 before passing the baton to Tom Mills to bring the team home. Tom pounded round the final lap and stopped the clock at an incredible 2:33.5, almost 4 seconds off the previous record.


Further congratulations to Tom Mills, Peter Guy, Josh Gbabgo and Robert Suckling whose time in the Kent Relay championship 4 x 300 U 15 has been confirmed as a U.K. Age record. An outstanding achievement.

Before we could pause for breath the second BBHAC team swept passed the team from Judd School (basically the Tonbridge AC team) to win a well-deserved silver medal with great runs from Myles Xavier, Kyron Morgan (running sub 40), Caelan Raju and Henry Whichello.

Much praise has to be given to all of the athletes who competed on the day who, through a combination of talent, tenacity and determination produced a fantastic return of performances.

Well done to all who competed – it really was a great day!

Nick Swatton

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29 August 2016 -  Kent County U13 Pentathlons - Tonbridge

Three of the clubs young multi event athletes took part in the Kent Pentathlon Championships on Monday.

In the u13 Girls competition Akeiyla Robinson-Pascal took a brilliant silver medal in a very competitive event that was only decided in the last discipline, the 800. Akeiyla broke the club's 10 year old High Jump record of 1.50, clearing 1.51 to go 13 points into the lead. In the 800 the eventual winner from Bexley had to beat Akeiyla by over 1 second to win the title and despite Akeiyla's best efforts she managed to do this. Akeiyla's score of 2302 is a new club record and puts her 10th in the UK rankings.

In the Boys competition the club was represented by Barnaby Corry and Jacob Byfield.

Barnaby finished 5th overall and after 3 events he managed to close the gap on 4th with a new PB of 4.14 in the Long Jump, and then in the 800 he produced a fantastic display of front running to win the race by almost 6.5 seconds and run a superb PB of 2.32.58, all at the end of a long day of competition. Despite his efforts those ahead of him in the standings did enough to hang on to their positions, a fantastic performance nevertheless. On the day Barnaby set 3 PBs and his score of 1304 points puts him in 19th place in the UK rankings. Jacob set 2 PBs and went into the last event, the 800m with a 99 point cushion over second place. His score of 1642 puts him 6th in the rankings.

All 3 athletes came away from the day having achieved several PBs, and will feature in the YDL finals up in Bedford at the weekend.

Full results here

Paul B

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14/15 May 2016 - Kent County Championships - Ashford

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