Blackheath & Bromley Harrier stars Adam Gemili and Dina Asher Smith awarded at summer ceremony
PUBLISHED: 12:30 22 October 2013
Blackheath & Bromley celebrated the achievements of their youngsters this summer with a special awards presentation at The Ravensbourne School on Sunday afternoon.
The ceremony’s special guest was the club’s own Olympian and World Championship representative Adam Gemili, who this summer became only the second Briton ever to run under 20 seconds for the 200 metres.
Amongst the recipients was Adam’s team mate from the World Championships in Moscow, Dina Asher Smith. She received the London Biggin Hill Airport Outstanding Athlete of the Year award.
Her successes stretched from January through to September with the highlights being a bronze medal as part of 4x100m team in Russia and winning the European Junior 200 metre title.
Others recognised for international selections this year were Jessica Keene who ran for England at the Home Countries Schools Cross Country International, Shannon Hylton who represented Britain at the World Youth Games, as well as Cheriece Hyton, Stefan Amokwandoh and Kerri Davidson - who won two golds and a silver at the Home Countries Schools track and field international.
Eloise Locke received the Breakthrough Award for her improvement and excellence in the under 13 throws and Henry-James Cowie capped an astonishing year which saw him in hospital after a road accident in the spring, but a triple county champion in September.
After handing out all the awards it was Adam’s turn to receive as Allan Finn of London Biggin Hill Airport presented him with his Club Senior and Junior Honours salvers.
The afternoon would never had been able to take place without the efforts of Julie Asher Smith, Margaret Jones and their team of helpers - and the sponsorship of London Biggin Hill Airport and the Bees Academy.