Teenager Fleur Todd Warmoth improved upon her pb over 3,000m with an amazing 9.16.35 clocking at a BMC event at Wormwood Scrubs. This run puts her third on the UK all time list for under 17s. More importantly it now gives the club a record to be proud of at not just in the under 17 ladies age group, but also under 20s, under 23s and seniors! Four for the price of one which really pleased coach Phil Kissi.

The youngsters were in action in the opening Kent League Division 1 match at Erith and won the match by over one hundred points from Tonbridge with 657.5 points. The team managed an impressive 19 ‘A’ string wins and 14 ‘B’ string wins. In the under 13 girls match the team won the sprint relay and there was a win for Emilia Adese in the shot, while in the under 15 girls Erin Simpson won the shot, discus and javelin, Qi Chi Ukpai won the long jump and high jump, Alyssa Firla won the 75m hurdles and Megan Barlow won the 300m and the ‘B’ string high jump.

In the under 13 boys match Oscar Sadowski won the long jump and James Shaw won the 1500m, and in the under 15 boys match the team won both relays, Joshua Dako won the long jump, Charlie Platt won the pole vault, Ryen Rennie won the 300m in a grade 1 time of 38.1, and Reo McCausland won the 100m.

In the US this week Katy Ann McDonald ran another solid 800m with 2.02.87 in Baton Rouge, Yasmin Austridge clocked 4.27.59 over 1500m in College Station and Divine Oladipo threw the shot 17.12m and a very respectable 55.18m in the discus in Nashville.

Missing from the previous weekend was the great effort by our Veterans road relay team in the V35 category who combined superbly for 5th overall in the 6-leg race. First off was Fintan Parkinson with 17.26, Roger Vilardell took over and clocked 17.18, Micah Evans ran an impressive 17.08 on the third and Alex Gibbins ran 17.52 on the next leg, with Blair Wilson running 18.04 before handing over to Scott Overall on the final leg for a 15.29 clocking and the fastest leg of the day.

This past Bank Holiday Monday the club hosted the annual Ted Pepper 10km run at Norman Park. A field of 218 runners completed the race and BBHAC were well represented with Micah Evans winning the race in 36.32, Tony Crowder 2nd in 39.10, and Steve Hough 3rd in 39.19. Other high placings included Darren Corneille in 6th, Steve Evenden 12th and Len Crowder 25th, our first lady was Jess Keene in 30th place with 45.03.

On Saturday 7th May the men’s and women’s senior teams are in action in Sportscity in Manchester in the Opening NAL match.

Nick Brooks