7:47am Monday 7th January 2013
By Pat Calnan
BLACKHEATH & Bromley enjoyed a successful day at the Kent cross country championships at a misty Detling Showground as they won team medals in eight out of the 10 age group races.
Highlight of the day was victory for Elaine Murty in the Senior womens race and a set of gold medals in the team contest, while there was also a set of golds for the U15 girls' team and another six athletes won individual medals.
Murty finished nearly half a minute clear of the Senior field covering the 7,880m course in 29m53s.
Fran Green finished in seventh and a cold ridden Jane Bradshaw closed in 26th just two places ahead of Charlotte Stickings.
This gave B&B a narrow three point victory over Dulwich Runners in the team race.
Murty’s fiance Andy Rayner was second in the senior men's race as he timed 41m10s on the 12,330m course.
With Alex Gibbins 11th, Danny Brewer 29th Jamie Darling 47th, Jonathan Vintner 56th and super vet Mark Watling 82nd, tHarriers finished fourth in the team contest.
Unfortunately they do not have enough finishers to compete in the 12 to score.
Another individual silver came in the U20 women's race courtesy of Amber Reed.
Clare Parkin was fifth and Danielle Critchley seventh to secure silver in the team contest.
For the men, Phil Sesemann was third but there were no other runners from the club.
Kate Curran was the first home for the club in the U17 women's race by placing fourth.
Anna Myers had one of her best ever runs to finish sixth and Lucy Sidey was 10th.
This gave them silver medals in the team contest and there was fine back up with Samantha Leighton 11th, Bethany Frost 12th, Holly Fletcher 15th and Chloe Haffenden 23rd.
William Fuller was first for the boys in eighth place with Will Ruiz 11th, Tom Desborough 23rd, and Jamie Gosnell 30th, and this gave them bronze medals in the team race.
The U15 girls produced another fine team result as they won the championships by 20 points.
Georgina Taylor led the team in second place, 10 seconds ahead of third-placed Jessica Keene.
Niamh Bridson Hubbard completed the scoring in sixth and there was great packing behind with Shannon Riskey eighth, Mary Guy 14th, Leah Everson 18th, Chloe Kibblewhite 21st, Joanna Clowes 22nd, Francesca Pickup 27th and Jennifer Sheasby 30th.
The boys won silver in the team race with Bailey Stickings 11th, Joss Barber 12th , Joshua Davidson 23rd Jonathan Court 26th, Arthur Carey 30th and Scott Bulmer 34th.
More team medals came in the U13 age group with the girls second and the boys third.
Naomi Kingston was fourth in the girls' race with Yasmin Austridge 10th, Georgina Piper 15th Tamsin Falshaw 16th and Darcy Kirwin 43rd.
Jake Potter was third in the boys' race with Dillon Robertson ninth, Oscar Hussey 16th, George Pipe 19th, Lewis Stickings 20th, Peter Guy 25th, Harrison Parker 32nd and Harry Keene 38th.
Meanwhile, at the Surrey championships at Croydon, Dave Taylor finished in 16th place while competing for his second claim club Herne Hill Harriers, helping them to third place in the team contest.
B&B caters for all disciplines, (including cross country, road and track and field), in all age groups from U13s upwards to the masters age groups, it always welcome new members.
The club has a policy which aims to provide appropriate levels of competition to all athletes of all abilities.
For further information, email email@example.com, leave your details on the club answer phone on 020 8462 3115 or visit bandbhac.org.uk
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