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Scott ready for New York
Blackheath & Bromley athletes have been here, there, and everywhere in recent days competing across the UK and the globe on country, road, field and bike.
Olympic marathon runner Scott Overall was the first Briton to finish at the Cardiff Half Marathon. He was 7th in 65.35. This time may appear a little slow from someone who has run four minutes quicker, but that was the plan. Scott was using the race as part of his preparation for the New York Marathon and the target for Cardiff was to run the Half at Marathon pace.
Michael Skinner finished in 4th place in the Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathon at Peterborough. He timed 67.02 for the distance. The previous week Peter Tucker completed the full marathon in Jersey coming home in 3rd place 2.31.11. In the United States , Alex Bruce Littlewood was 108th in the NCAA Div 1 Pre Nationals cross country in Louisville, Kentucky. He timed 24.33.9 Richard Hall travelled to Germany for the Munich Marathon where the finished in 3.29.18. Meanwhile Nick Kinsey was competing at the ICAN Half Marathon triathlon at Peguerra in South Mallorca. Due to high winds, the swim was cancelled and replaced with a 10km run. This was followed by a 90km bike ride and then the scheduled 21km run. Nick won the Masters category and was 20th overall.
Fresh from his exploits in Jersey, Peter Tucker could not resist the free chocolate bar, banana and samosa on offer to those finishing the Petts Wood 10km. He did more than just complete the course, he won it in 34.51 with Alex Gibbins 2nd and Ben Cockburn 4th. Justine Eastbury was the first woman from the Club to finish in 92nd with Zoe Wood 128th.
Peter Hamilton was 95th in the Givaudan Ashford 10km in a time of 39.57. The race incorporated the British Masters Championships and Peter was 6th in the over 60s race. It also included the Southern Counties Vets AC Championships in which he was 3rd. Barbara Terry and Gordon Hickey both finished in second place in their respective age groups at the SECTA Weight Pentathlon at Ewell. Barbara scored 3325 points in the over 65s competition. Gordon chalked up 2505 points in the mens over 75s category.
Fintan Parkinson was the Club’s first finisher in the latest Bromley 5km Parkrun at Norman Park. He came 3rd in 17.28 with Richard Daniel 4th, Andy Tucker 6th and Joshua Davidson 10th. First female from the Club to finish was youngster Yasmin Austridge in 105th with 400 hurdler Katrina Cosby in 136th and Chloe Kibblewhite 191st.
Fran Green won the womens race at Dulwich in a time of 19.16 while Jessica Keene was 3rd in the event at Orpington with Rob Brown 8th; Chris Pike was 18th at Bexley; and Chloe and Nigel Haffenden were 28th and 29th at Greenwich.
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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