Skinner sixth in nationals

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Michael Skinner finished in 6th place in the Senior Mens race at the National Cross Country Championships in Sunderland. His was one of a number of high class performances by Blackheath & Bromley members across the age groups and it helped the Club to 11th place in the Senior team contest. Andy Rayner was 73rd, Peter Tucker 101st, Alex Gibbins 142nd, Ian Frith 188th and Danny Brewer 227th.

The Club were unable to complete a team in the Senior Womens race but what they lacked in quantity the more than made up for in quality as Elaine Murty had one of her best ever races on the country. Building on her fine performance at the Southerns last weekend where she was 15th, she closed in 21st position.

In the under 20 age group Clare Parkin was 51st and Amber Reed 55th in the womens race while Phil Sesemann was 61st in the mens.

Richard Webb was an excellent 26th in the under 17 mens race with Will Ruiz 72nd and Tom Desborough 162nd. The women were 11th in the team race thanks to the efforts of Bethony Frost 72nd, Lucy Sidey 89th, Samantha Leighton 105th and Chloe Haffenden 146th.

Highest placed team of the weekend were the under 15 girls who were 9th. There were led home by Georgina Taylor in a fine 23rd place with Niamh Bridson Hubbard 56th, Mary Guy 93rd, Shannon Riskey 102nd, Leah Everson 139th and Molly Dent 142nd.

The boys were 16th with Bailey Stickings first home in 78th. Charlie Davis was 91st, Marco Arcuri 153rd, Matthew Witchalls 159th and Luca Taylor 183rd.

There were some impressive runs in the under 13 girls race as Naomi Kingston finished in 14th and Yasmin Austridge had the run of her life to finish 18th. Georgina Piper was 118th and Darcy Kirwin 176th to help the team to 12th place.

Oscar Hussey was first for the boy in 71st place with Joe Smith 107th, George Pope 108th and Lewis Stickings 137th.

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.

For further information on your particular interest please e-mail enquiries@bandbhac.org.uk Alternatively leave details on the Club answer phone service on 020 8462 3115.

For all the latest Club news visit the website at www.bandbhac.org.uk

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