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Scott Overall continued his build up for the London Marathon as he won the Silverstone Half Marathon in 65.41. The Blackheath & Bromley athlete literally won by a mile as astonishingly he finished almost seven minutes clear of the runner up. (Seven minutes would actually be more than a mile.) However, it was actually a training run for Overall as his aim was to run at Marathon pace. He could have gone quicker but that wasn’t the plan. He aims to do one more race before London, probably a 10km somewhere in Europe.
Colin Norris was another to enjoy a road race victory. He won the Frank Harmer Memorial 10km at Brockwell Park in 33.43. Greg Proctor was 129th in the Bath Half Marathon in 78.37.
The Club suffered a narrow defeat in the annual Mob Match against South London Harriers at Coulsdon. Scoring 27 a side they recorded 779 points to the hosts 712. First home for the Club was youngster Richard Webb in third place, a remarkable effort considering he ran the Bromley mini marathon trials in the morning along with Will Ruiz (11th) and Tom Desborough (16th).
Fintan Parkinson in 4th, Gareth Evans 6th and Roy Smith 8th also made the top 10. Jane Bradshaw was the first woman to finish in 24th place overall with Andrea Pickup 28th and Justine Eastbury 49th.
The race incorporated the 8th of the Bennett Handicap series of races which take place over the Winter months. Winner on this occasion was Nigel Haffenden with Justine Eastbury 2nd and David Carton 3rd.
Only one race remains in the series, the Closing 5 on the 23rd of March and it promises to be a thrilling finale as the places at the top are so close. Nigel Bulmer still leads on 364 points but he is just six ahead of Mark Ellison with Tom Desborough on 356, Mark Watling on 353 and Justine Eastbury on 352. With 60 points available in the last race the positions could change dramatically. Samantha Milner won the discus at the British Athletics Hammer Circle Winter Throws Trials at Loughborough with a distance of 43.03. Closer to home Jamilya Robinson Pascal won the under 15s long jump at the Windsor Indoor Open Meeting with a distance of 4.95.
Shaun Lightman finished in 9th place in the final race of the Cambridge Harriers League 5km walk series at Bexley. The 1968 Olympian timed 27.39 for the distance, his best in the race for three years and his second best for nearly a decade. Peter Hannell was 12th in 30.28.
Ross Braden won the latest Bromley 5km Parkrun at Norman Park. He timed 17.33 with Andy Tucker 28th and Mick Keene 30th with Charlotte Stickings the first woman home from the Club in 31st.
Glen Turner won the race at Gladstone; Sarah Belaon was 22nd at Lloyd Park and Peter Hamilton 27th at Dulwich.
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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