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Senior Women

Winter season 2012-2013

Amber Reed first home in
What a winter writes Jane 8th, Fran Green 9th and Sarah
Bradshaw mud, rain, ice, Belaon 16th completing the
snow, mud and then even scoring three. With Andrea
more snow, mud and ice for Pickup 19th, Amy Mitchell
the Closing 5, which saw 21st and Sarah Dowling 24th
the temperature never get the Club won the 6 to score Tonbridge AC it was a hard
above the zero mark despite race and managed a 3rd place won battle. Charlotte Stickings
it being late March! Like for 3 to score. was 21st, Sarah Belaon 23rd
the men and juniors it was a and Katrina Cosby 47th
season badly disrupted by the This left us with a bit of work ensured that the Club was
weather and shortage of team to do in the final matches and third in the 6 to score. A
numbers yet one in which the we did not disappoint. Despite particular mention should
team improved tremendously the match being a 120 mile go to Amber Reed who not
through racing regularly round trip, the team turned only ran consistently over
and training through the out in strength and depth all 4 races but also opted to
winter. Whilst particular to win the race. Led home compete for the senior team
individuals such as Elaine by youngster Amber Reed rather than the Under 20s,
Murty (having an exceptional (achieving her highest ever where she surely would have
season) could be singled League position of 5th), Jane romped home every time over
out there were many other Bradshaw finished in 9th and the shorter course. Her efforts
commendable performances Sara Elmquist secured the win were rewarded by coming
to savour in events from the in 13th. Amy Mitchell in 15th 3rd in the individual senior
Will Bolton relays to the and Charlotte Stickings 18th womens event.
London Marathon. also made the top 20. After
three races we were back on Southern and Inter County
Kent League top and the warm welcome Championships
from our hosts and free BBQ
The season kicked off more than made up for the Efforts at club level also
saw selection for Elaine
promisingly with a top turnout continuous drizzle and grey Murty, Fran Green and Jane
for the first of the Kent skies. Bradshaw to compete for
Leagues. Blackheaths Elaine their county at the Southern
Murty placed 3rd and also led The final match was closer Counties championships in
the womens team to victory. to home and Fran Green Woodford, Essex. Elaine
celebrated her birthday 24
With Fran Green in 6th and hours early by finishing in Murty continued her good
Jane Bradshaw 10th, Amber third place in the womens winter season at the South
Reed in 13th, Sarah Dowling race and leading the team to of England Inter Counties
in 17th and Sara Elmquist in victory with Amber Reed in Championships at Woodford.
23rd they won the 6 to score 10th and Jane Bradshaw 12th. Elaine again was on excellent
contest as well. Encouragingly This consistency ensured a form and finished in 6th
there were seven other win for the womens team place helping Kent to 5th in
finishers. and given the huge amount the team race. Fran was 29th
The 2nd fixture at Tonbridge of talent amongst our rivals and Jane 47th. Amber Reed
was still a good turnout with Medway & Maidstone and and Amy Mitchell were also
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