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  • Writer's pictureWole Odele

Blackheath & Bromley H. September Open Series - 2

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

Inez Rice (2nd) & Iris Williams (4th) (800m Heat 6)


In fairly still conditions, perfect for middle distance racing, 9 keen Harriers were amongst the 169 athletes competing at the second and last in the series of Monday evening September Open meetings at Norman Park.

Highlights were PBs for Inez Rice and Gervace Card in the 800m and 1500m, respectively, as well as a season's best for Matthew Preston in the 400m.

Inez ran about 9 seconds faster than at Dartford a week ago to finish second with a dip in 2:39.28, just behind the only boy in her heat. Iris Williams was just over a second behind for 4th in the same heat with a very good 2:40.74 effort on her maiden 800m run. Madeline Tynan marked her outdoor season's debut over 800m with 2:34.71 in an earlier heat, and Ian McCarthy debuted for the season with 3:00.75.

Gervace Card and Abigail Richards finishing the 1500m

As at Dartford last weekend, Gervace was once again in a mixed 1500m race with Lily Slack of Tonbridge AC, and managed to stay ahead, this time by 0.09s as both set new bests. Abigail Richards was competing over 1500m for the first time in the same heat to finish in a speedy 5:03.47. Amelia Lawrence also marked her 1500m debut with a 5:29.30 effort in a later heat.

Matthew finished third in a season's best time of 60.09s in a very competitive 400m heat as the next 2 finished within 1 second behind him, and Wole Odele just about managed to maintain his sub-58 seconds streak for the outdoor season in the first race of the meeting.


The meeting also included 3000m races as well as Long Jump and Pole Vault.

Full results available here

Race Videos

Videos of the 400m, 800m & 1500m races, courtesy of the B&B YouTube channel, are shown below.


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