There is a cross-country race coming up on Saturday 20th September at Sparrows Den, West Wickham. In essence this is a cross-country relay race, but there will be a special race (not a relay) for Under 11 children of just over one mile in distance around the fields at Sparrows Den - not going into the woods. This Under 11 race starts at 1.30pm with registration and allocation of numbers in the start area at Sparrows Den from 12.30.For Under 13 athletes the race is a 3 person relay with each runner racing a 3k course across the fields and through the woods. The teams must be pre-entered by 15th September so does not give us much time.The definition of an Under 13 and an Under 11 is a bit more complicated than for Track and Field (which is quite simple). For Cross Country, an Under 13 is someone in school years 7 or 8 (and some year 6), being 11 on the day of competition or being 12 on the previous 31st August. An Under 11 is anything younger.If anyone is in any doubt please contact John Blackie for help. If any Under 13 child wishes to take part and does not have a team to compete in, also please contact John Blackie so that teams can be put together. If you do have three athletes to make up a team then you can enter using this (Word) form.
This note is to confirm that we will be holding a party for registered Bees Academy athletes, details as follows:
The evening will kick off with a BBQ until approximately 7.30pm, after which there will be entertainment in the form of dancing and some games. The 9.30 finish time needs to be adhered to as some of the coaches involved have to hot foot it to Wakefield that night to compete the following day. Could we ask parents to arrive promptly to collect their charges.There is no charge for this party, however if any adult wishes to attend with their child, there will be a nominal ¬£5 charge (collected on the night), to cover the cost of food and drink. Lauren Blackie (one of the Bees coaches) won a Jack Petchey award at the back end of last year which has to be spent on a club project or something that directly or indirectly benefits the clubs young members. She has decided to use the money to help pay for this party.Invitations will be handed to all Bees athletes over the coming weeks - starting with the Saturday group - and we are asking for a RSVP. You could however let me know sooner if you wish whether your child is going to attend. We need to have a fairly clear idea of numbers attending so we can organise the food and drinks adequately.We are looking forward to a large turnout of youngsters for what we hope will be an enjoyable evening for them.
The Club Championship evening being held on Wednesday 4th June, has a run-jump-throw (minithon) for under 13 athletes, i.e. those children in school years 6 & 7.
The run-jump-throw on this event comprises¬† a 150m run, high jump and javelin throw.
Entries close on 1st June 2008.
Entry Form can be found here.
There were a number of very good performances in this first Kent Young Athletes League match of the season. Dina Asher-Smith not only achieved a grade 1 time in the 150m, but it also equalled the club record and takes her to number 1 in the country. Liam Cater achieved a very good grade 2 throw in the javelin and it is probably only a matter of time before he hits a grade 1. I must make note of the girls 4 x 100m relay team. Not only did they win, but they did it in style probably 40 metres ahead of the opposition.
A number of the children definitely improved their performances in terms of technique and style, and so if points were awarded for that type of improvement they would have scored heavily!
For your information, all but one of the Under 13 girls team were from the Bees Academy and quite a few of the boys. The girls won their section of the match convincingly whilst the boys were second.
Under 13 Boys Results
Under 13 Girls Results
These results have been pulled from the overall results where age-groups were mixed up. I have tried to strip out all school years 6 & 7 irrespective of whether they are Bees athletes.
Results from the recent Nike Young Athletes Challenge are shown below.
The London Borough of Bromley Trials for the Adidas Mini London Marathon will be taking place on Sunday 2nd March 2008 at Norman Park Athletics Track.
This event as usual, will be run on the morning of the London Marathon, over approximately the last 5km of the course, finishing in The Mall.
Bromley has a remarkable record in the Mini Marathon, usually finishing in the top four.
The current sponsors of the Mini Marathon, 'Adidas', are keen to ensure that the event retains it's charitable reputation; this year we, in Bromley, are encouraging participants to obtain sponsorship money to help with the provision of good competitive opportunities for Bromley's young disabled athletes.
As in previous years the London Boroughs and additional selected guest counties throughout the United Kingdom will be participating.
Teams will consist of 8 runners, girls and boys, in three age groups with only the London Borough teams scoring in the overall competition.
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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
Will start as soon as we can
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Wednesdays, ??? to Wednesday 15th July
Saturdays, ??? to Saturday 18th July
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