THERE was a healthy Bromsgrove & Redditch Athletic Club representation at the National men’s 12-stage Relays and Women 6 stage which were again held at Sutton Park in Birmingham.
The best clubs from across England competed and seven B&R runners recorded personal best times.
Athletes completed either long or short legs and B&R results were as follows: Ladies – Ruth Gameson 41.14; Tamara Freeman 20.47; Mel Hepke 22.10; Charlotte Ball 42.28; Helen Russell 22.33; Debbie Simpson 24.33. The B&R ladies finished 38th out of 50 teams as Aldershot & Farnham District took top spot.
Men – Kelvin Fisher 31.48; Mark Appleton 17.51; Sean Bowden 31.17; Mike Hanson 18.34; Calvin Scoltock 32.08; Paul Atkins 20.03; Anthony Warner 35.14; Paul Collins 20.25; Ian Keyte 33.02; Stephen Brooks 20.21; Malcolm Duff 32.01; David Snape 22.15. The men finished in 60th place out of 67 teams as Highgate Harriers won the event.
Former B&R runner Joe Smith also recorded a personal best of 28.57 to help Tipton Harriers to 13th place.