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Victory for Will Fuller
There was a good turn out for the Blackheath & Bromley 10km open cross country race which incorporated both a Mob Match against Beckenham Road Runners plus the Club masters championships. The race itself was dominated by the Club’s youngsters with Will Fuller winning in 39.27 from Will Ruiz in 40.04 and Richard Webb 4th . Splitting them in third place was Fintan Parkinson.
The Club’s leading three veterans were also in the top 10 with Nick Kinsey 5th, Roy Smith 7th and Neil Ayrton 10th. All these athletes are over 50s as was 11th placed Mark Watling and 14th placed Steve Pairman.
First over 40 to finish was Roy Priestley in 17th with David Beadle 18th and Andy Tucker 21st. First over 60 was Paul Ross Davies with Graham Coates second and John Fenwick third.
First woman to finish in the race was Fran Green in 13th with Amber Reed 23rd and Jane Bradshaw 24th. Jane was the first veteran woman to finish with Kate Pratten 2nd and Justine Eastbury 3rd.
Anne Cilia was first in the over 45s and Maz Turner first in the over 55s.
These strong performances ensured that the Club enjoyed a comfortable victory in the Mob Match against Beckenham Road Runners with B&B scoring 848 to the visitors 1565.
The race also incorporated the latest in the Bennett Handicap series of races which run throughout the Winter months. Winner on this occasion was Amber Reed with Nick Barber second and Will Fuller third. After 6 events in the series Richard Webb still leads but the gap at the top has closed and with three fixtures still to run the title race is still wide open. Richard has 282 but Nigel Bulmer has surged through to 2nd with 276 while Mark Watling holds third with 273. However, with Nick Barber on 268, Roy Smith and Mark Ellison (both 264), Justine East bury (262), Tom Desborough (261) and Andy Tucker (260) the contest could not be much closer. The next race in the series is incorporated in the mob match against Ranelagh Harriers on the 16th of February.
As the Club caters for all disciplines, (including cross country, road and track and field), in all age groups, from under 13s upwards to the Masters age groups, it always welcome new members. The Club has a Competition Policy which aims to provide appropriate levels of competition to all athletes of all abilities.
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