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BBH Winter Programme

As there are very few athletics competitions, road runs or cross-country competitions this Winter - we have decided to organise a few extra club events to try to keep you fit and healthy.
I'm sure you will understand that this may not be straightforward to organise during the pandemic - particularly with cases increasing - but we are going to do our best to keep you interested - but bear in mind that we may have to modify things at the last minute to make sure we all keep safe.
Almost certainly all the events will need to be pre-booked - a bit like we are doing for training sessions - but we hope you will agree it is a small price to pay ...! We may also have to do these things in smaller groups - particularly if in public spaces.
So here are some dates for your diary. We will post more detailed information about the events as the date approaches!!
Do indicate your interest on here - so that we can gauge interest in advance! A like or a comment is fine.

 

 

Success for our Beginners:

Thursday (1st October) was the last week of our hastily organised 'Couch to 5K' course. At the changeover time (7.15pm), a few people from the earlier groups kindly waited for the small presentation of ‘Couch to 5K’ certificates and goodie bags. The course appears to have been very successful and well received - judging by the positive feedback we received. Following this presentation, we all went out to do the final course session of a double looped 5K route, which again took me through part of Beccles that I did not know existed! Everybody completed it in good time and after a few celebratory words and the essential photograph – we all went home – in my case somewhat exhausted having done two lots of running!

 

 

Jaffa Junior relays 2020

Well done to everyone that ran either virtually or at the event on Saturday, there were some great results and I think we all had fun being able to get together and cheer each other on. Thank you to Stephen and Gary for setting up the gazebo and measuring the course and the parents for bringing the juniors and helping on the day.

In the U9s (1km) event we had 9 juniors in three teams drawn out on the day. The fastest team was Tayla Goodwen, Mia Clarke and Harris Black. 2nd and 3rd places were very close with Liam Durrant, Reece Button and Isla Clarke only 7 seconds ahead of Freddie Hoadley, Faith Sheriff and Zach Nichols.  The fastest boys individual time was Harris 4:38, and the fastest girls time was Tayla 4:23.

In the 2km event there were three U11 teams and two U13 teams. Ethan Glayzer ably stepped up to the 2km event and ran in an U13 team and had the fastest boys time (8:21) and his 1km time (4:13) would have been the fastest in the U9s event.  On the day the winning team was Alfie Winzor-Saile, Ethan Glayzer and Nathan Clarke. Individual winners were U13G - Izzy Last 7:57, U13B Alfie Winzor-Saile 8:33, U11G Ella Goodswen 10:32, U11B Will Last 8:29.

In the U15 / U17 3km race we had 6 competitors and this was run as a time trial with one team in each age group.  The U17 team had the fastest time with Malachi Fabian, Brooke Oram and Kaitlin Sinden.  Age group winners were Malachi U17 having the fastest boys time (10:45) and Brooke U17 (12:12). In the U15 winners were Rebecca Sinden (16:18) and Harry Wadsworth (12:47). Iris Palmer (17:09) and Kaitlin Sinden (18:16) made up the teams.

U9s Team 1km time
Tayla Goodswen 1 04:23 1st U9G
Harris Black 1 04:38 1st U9B
Liam Durrant 3 05:15
Freddie Hoadley 2 05:56
Reece Button Virtual 3 06:04
Faith Sherriff 2 06:24
Zach Nichols Virtual 2 06:34
Mia Clarke 1 06:35
Isla Clarke 3 07:28
U9M 1 15:36
U9M 2 18:54
U9M 3 18:47
U11s/U13s Team 2km Time
Izzy Last 5 07:57 1st U13G
Ethan Glayzer 4 08:21 1st U9B
Will Last 1 08:29 1st U11B
Alfie-Winzor-Saile 4 08:33 1st U13B
Reece Sheriff 3 09:32
Rosie Hutton 5 09:37
Cameron Black 1 09:45
Nathan Clarke 4 09:56
Thomas Hambling 1 10:02
Ella Goodswen 2 10:32 1st U11G
Flossie Hutton 2 11:10
Lottie Winzor-Saile 2 11:39
Bea Harrison 5 11:47
Harrison Nichols Virtual 4 12:13
Edward Marshall 3 14:15
Libby Hoadley 3 14:28
Team U11B 1 28:16
Team U11G 2 33:21
Team U11M 3 38:15
Team U13B 4 26:50
Team U13G 5 29:21
U15s/U17s Team 3km Time
Malachi Fabian 2 10:45 1st U17B
Brooke Oram Virtual 2 12:12 1st U17G
Harry Wadsworth 1 12:47 1st U15B
Rebecca Sinden 1 16:18 1st U15G
Iris Palmer Virtual 1 17:09
Kaitlin Sinden 2 18:16
Team U15M 1 46:14
Team U17M 2 41:13

Beccles and Bungay Harriers

Cross Country Awards 2020

 

 

Unfortunately this year we have been unable to get together to celebrate an excellent cross country season so we will be announcing the awards here and hoping to get together later in the year. Here are some of the highlights of a successful year.

 

Early in the season we took our juniors to the Junior XC relays organised by Ipswich Jaffa at bourne park, we had 5 teams across 3 age groups - U11, U13 and U15. Our U11 boys team stormed home to take 1st place, whilst our U11 girls picked up 3rd place. In the U13 age group both the girls team and the mixed team both came in 2nd place and the mixed team in the U15 also came in 2nd. There were some notable individual performances by Izzy Last (1st U13), Alfie Winzor-Saile (2nd U11) and Tamiya Thurston (2nd U11).

 

In December we had one athlete representing Norfolk at the Southern Inter-Counties Cross country, Izzy Last in U13 girls coming in 63rd place and was the 4th Norfolk girl home. Lynn Emmett also travelled to Oxford to compete in the Southern XC masters championships coming in 25th overall and 7th in the W50 age group

 

The County championships took place in January and we had athletes competing in both the Norfolk and Suffolk events. At Norfolk there were 3 athletes - Will Last (10th U11 boys), Izzy Last (7th U13 girls), Lynn Emmett (1st W50). At Suffolk there were 2 athletes, Lauren Howe (2nd Snr Ladies) and Gary Howe (3rd M65).

 

Later in January our club travelled to the Southern XC Championships at Parliament Hill fields in London. This is a course notorious for it's hills and mud and 6 of our athletes braved the conditions and completed the course. In the U13 age group we had Izzy Last, Alfred Winzor-Saile, Nathan Clark and in the Senior Events Lynn Emmett, Anna Clark and Gary Howe took part. This was the first big event for some of our athletes and I think they all enjoyed the experience.

 

In February we went to Wollaton Park for the National XC championships. Once again we had a small team of 8 across 4 different races. Nathan Clark took part in the U13 race and the conditions were so muddy that he lost a shoe and had to run most of the race in just a sock! Cara Howe represented the Harriers in the Junior womens age group and we had 3 women in the senior womens race with a notable performance by Lauren coming in 87th out of 900 athletes and Lynn Emmett and Anna Clark also running. In the senior mens race Andrew Harvey, Gary Howe and Stephen Harvey all battled their way around the course in deteriorating conditions.

 

At the Inter-Counties at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough, two athletes were selected to run for Norfolk - Izzy Last in the U13 girls and Lynn Emmett in the senior women. Both had a good run, Izzy Last was in the top half of high class field and was 3rd Norfolk girl home.

 

In the schools events two of our athletes were selected to represent their county in the Anglian Schools race where Izzy Last was 7th and Malachi Fabian was 61st. Both qualified through the Schools XC county championship races.

 

Finally, it was a very successful year at the Suffolk Winter League. In the junior event we had 6 athletes with 5 completing the series (3 races needed). Brooke Oram won the U17 girls series with 3 wins, Izzy Last was 2nd in the series in the U13 girls, Malachi Fabian improved throughout the season to come 3rd in the final race moving him up to 6th place in the U15 boys.  Kaitlin Sinden (12th U15) and Alfred Winzor-Saile (16th U13) also completed enough races to finish the series. There were also three U11 races where many of our younger juniors gained some cross-country experience.

In the senior age group, we had 30 athletes taking part in at least one race and 14 completing the whole series. Lynn Emmett won the W50 category with 4 individual wins and Judy Potter came 2nd in the W70 category. Gary performed well across the season with a 5th position in the M65 category. There were many great performances, some by newcomers to the league with Ewan Winzor-Saile our fastest finisher across all 5 races.

 

 

 

B&BH Junior Awards

 

Performance Awards

Izzy Last - County selection, SWL 2nd place

Malachi Fabian - County selection

Brooke Oram - SWL 1st place

 

Endeavour Award

Nathan Clark - Southern and National XC championships

 

Stars of the future

Will Last

Tayla Goodswen

Ethan Glayzer

 

Team Spirit

Charlotte Winzor-Saile, Liam Durrant, Alfred Winzor-Saile, Rebecca Sinden, Kaitlin Sinden

 

Junior XC BBH Club Champions for 2020

Izzy Last

Malachi Fabian

 

 

 

B&BH Senior Awards

 

Performance Awards

Lauren Howe – County Championships 2nd place

Lynn Emmett – County Championships 1st place, SWL 1st place, county selection

Judy Potter – SWL 2nd place

Gary Howe – County Championships 3rd place

 

Endeavour

Anna Clark – Southern and National XC championships

Stephen Harvey – National XC championships

 

Improver

Mark Hurren – Showed the biggest improvement over the season at the SWL gaining experience and confidence in every race.

 

Best newcomers

Gail Glayzer and Stefan Goodswen

 

Team Spirit

Michelle Hewitt, Sue Sinden, Annette Copeman-Lamoureux, Andrew Harvey,

Ewan Winzor-Saile, Anthony Sinden, Kevin Copeman-Lamoureux, Ian Gardner

 

Senior XC Club Champions for 2020

Ewan Winzor-Saile

Lynn Emmett

 

 

Well done and see you all next season

 

 

 

Suffolk Winter League - Pakenham 01-03-20

Sunday 1st March 2020 was the fourth in the series of xc runs in the Suffolk Winter League. It was a new venue for everyone as Bury St Edmunds Pacers had moved the race from the beautiful Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds to Nether Hall, Pakenham, just east of Bury St Edmunds. Despite the slightly long walk from the field car park it was another typically picturesque country hall grounds, at least equally as pleasant as Nowton Park. The course was both xc and trail like in places with some modest hills and not too much mud - surprisingly!

Proceedings started with the junior race at 10.45am. This was one lap and about 3K. We had four juniors taking part. Kaitlin Sinden, Brooke Oram, Malachi Fabian and Izzy Last. All did very well but Malachi came in a very respectable 6th with Izzy not far behind at 24th (but also as first girl back – which is fantastic). They were followed by Brooke at 44th and Kaitlin at 77th. Well done all.

Just after the juniors started the U11 race went ahead. It was supposed to be an 800m course, but I am told it seemed more like 1.2K! This time we had three taking part. Tayla Goodswen, Ethan Glayzer and Liam Durrant. Again, all tried hard for the club with Ethan coming in 4th, Liam 10th and Tayla 12th. All are well under 11years – so looks good for the future if we can keep them engaged.

In the adult female contingent we had Suzannah, Annette, Michelle, Lynn and new girl Gail Glayzer. We managed to find her a club shirt to wear thanks to Alli Hurren removing a layer of much needed clothing! For the men we had Kevin, Stephen, Stefan, Gary, Mark, Anthony, Ian, Ewan and Jonathan. Their race went off at 11.15am and consisted of two laps (8K). Despite several having various injuries we still put up a good show with Ewan coming home as the first B&BH member back in 47th, followed by Mark in 65th and Lynn in 78th place. Jonathan, Anthony and Stefan all came back in close company of 100th, 103rd and 104th respectively. Gail did very well in her first race for us to finish 166th, whilst Suzannah continues to improve at 172nd. Well done Stephen for completing yet another xc with very little training. Also, a tidy race for Michelle just keeping out of the 200’s at 197th.

Many thanks to Annette for also bringing the hot water container with tea and coffee; to Ewan for giving Malachi a lift; to Julie for recording times and to Lynn for organising us!

Results as follows: -

U11’s

4th Ethan Glayzer (8)

10th Liam Durrant (7)

12th Tayla Goodswen (7)

 

Juniors (11-16)

6th Malachi Fabian (14)

24th Izzy Last (1st Girl) (12)

44th Brooke Oram (15)

77th Kaitlin Sinden (15)

 

Adults

47th Ewan Sail

65th Mark Hurren

78th Lynn Emmett

100th Jonathan Puxley

103rd Anthony Sinden

104th Stefan Goodswen

147th Gary Howe

166th Gail Glayzer

170th Ian Gardner

172nd Suzannah Sinden

197th Michelle Hewitt

202nd Stephen Harvey

229th Annette Copeman-Lamoureux

233rd Kevin Copeman-Lamoureux

 

Official placing and times should be available by the end of next week.

 

TWO MORE RUN LEADERS TO OUR GROWING COACHING TEAM

Congratulations to Mark Hurren for becoming a UK Athletics, Run Leader (LiRF, Leaders in Running Fitness) following attendance at a one-day course in mid-August 2019.  Also, many congratulations to Mark's wife, Alison Hurren who attended a two day Coaching Assistant course on the 7th and 8th September 2019. Alison said "it has been really good, lots packed into each day!".  So we now have a two 'coach' Hurren family, along with our best club supporter, their wonderful son, Blake, well done both!