Here are the results of the Under 11 Race held at Sparrows Den on Saturday 18th September. Although not specifically for Bees Academy athletes there were a high proportion participating.
This year Blackheath & Bromley did not make it to the main final of this league, narrowly being squeezed out, but they did make it to the Auxiliary final. This final was held on Saturday 4th September in Manchester and the club won fairly convincingly. What might be of interest to you as parents and guardians of young Bees Academy children is that a large number of the athletes participating in this final were either existing Bees athletes or were previous attendees of the Bees Academy.
On September 18th, Blackheath & Bromley Harriers are holding a cross-country event, namely the Will Bolton Memorial Relays. This event takes place at Sparrows Den, West Wickham. In the main this event is for Under 13 athletes and older, running as part of a team - for cross-country an Under 13 is in school year 7 and 8.
During the course of the three week Trackstars programme, we ran a Quadkids competition for the youngsters. That meant we had three separate competitions but all the scores were amalgamated. The overall highest placed athletes were as follows:
Due to overwhelming demand we are extending the Bees Academy Cross Country Spring 2010 sessions, AGAIN!
The present scheme finishes on Saturday 6th March. However we are now putting on a further two sessions on 20th and 27th March - there will be no session on 13th March. The scheme will then complete for the Spring 2010 term.
Going forward, we are putting the scheme through a face-lift in which it morphs into our Bees Academy Endurance scheme. This scheme will operate as the Endurance scheme as from the beginning of the Summer 2010 term and will run on a Saturday morning in parallel with the Track & Field scheme at 9.00am until 10.00am.
In essence the Endurance scheme will be run in a very similar fashion to the Cross Country scheme from which it has evolved. In addition to a relatively high level of focus on endurance running skills, we do not forget the importance of introducing athletes to other events to improve their all-round athleticsm.
We are pleased to announce that a new section will be added to the Bees Academy to cater for children in the age range 5 to 8 years of age. This new section will be known as the "Mini Bees".In essence this new section will be focussed on developing the athleticsm of children primarily through specially adapted games and fun activities.
365 Athletics Academy is pleased to announce that the Bees Academy "off the track" Cross Country Club Saturday sessions at Norman Park will now continue without a break until the 6th March 2010. This is the week before the Bromley Primary Schools Cross Country at Crystal Palace.
We are pleased to announce that as from Saturday 16th January 2010, we will be introducing a new offering targetting school years 4, 5, 6 and 7, namely an "Off the Track Cross Country Club!". Older athletes are welcome to attend.
This scheme is in essence a cross-country club at Norman Park with the key highlights as follows:
The weekly registration for the Off the Track scheme will be at the same location as the normal Bees Academy Saturday session, namely inside the Norman Park Athletics Arena. From there the group will be taken out into the park for the main activities.
You can book the Cross Country club by clicking here.
For children that will be taking part in the Crystal Palace cross-country later in the Spring term this club should be of significant benefit.
On Sunday 29th November there is an opportunity for members of the Bees Academy to participate in a Sportshall event in Maidstone. The event will run between 12.00pm and 3.30pm and the venue is Astor of Hever Sports Centre, Oakwood Road, Maidstone ME16 8AE - View Google Map.Sportshall athletics is a fast growing branch of athletics that allows young athletes to compete in a fast and furious set of events during the winter but in a conventional indoor sports hall. The type of events that are included in a typical sportshall competition are various running events from short to not so short, hurdles using corrugated cardboard safety hurdles, obstacle courses, various types of relay, foam javelin, vertical jump, standing long jump, standing triple jump, speed bounce, weighted ball chest throws, to name but a few. For our Bees Academy children we are able to enter Under 11 teams and Under 13 teams of boys and girls. There are either 6 boys or 6 girls in a team for Under 11s and between 5 and 8 boys or girls for the Under 13s. For Sportshall the age group definitions are school years 5 and 6 for Under 11s and school years 7 and 8 for Under 13s. For this event in Maidstone the organisers are allowing us to include school year 4 children in our Under 11 teams if we so wish. That means there is something for everyone. What I need to know fairly urgently is who is interested in taking part. Can you please let us know if you would like your child(ren) to be included.
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On Track 6.00 to 7.00 pm
On Track Wednesday 6.00 to 7.00 pm
Mini Bees, On Track, Off Track 9.00 to 10.00 am
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Wednesdays, ??? to Wednesday 15th July
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