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Athletics Report 11

selected to compete for the her two boys who were
Kent U20 team and were 15th running in the junior races.
and 24th. Elaine then consolidated

Winter storm her outstanding season by
As the winter temperatures finishing 26th at the inter-
counties before pulling on
plummeted, unfortunately an England vest 2 weeks
so did our team numbers. A
freezing January Saturday, later to represent the South
when the fog only lifted in of England in the Home
time for the senior races Counties and Inter Area
saw Elaine Murty racing an match. She finished in 12th
absolute stormer to become place amongst some of the
the Kent Champion at Detling top female runners in the
showground. Ably backed up country.
by Fran in 7th place, the team
scraped a win by 3 points as Thanks for a solid season
Jane, struggling with a chest Amber Reed at the South of Overall it has been a solid
infection and lost shoe limped England Champs season and some of our team
home in 26th with Charlotte have improved tremendously
Stickings in 28th. With Amber Club member to finish in the through racing regularly and
having to compete for the U20s womens race in 106th. training through the darkest,
in accordance with the rules, chilliest nights of the year.
this was a great achievement National Cross County Sarah Belaon especially was
for the athletes who ran. Championships rewarded with a massive
The Nationals were held marathon PB of 3:36 at the
Southern Championships at Herrington Park in Virgin London Marathon.
Causing some controversy, Sunderland. Due to the Thanks must go to coach
the Southern Champs at distance from home, many Dave Liston for setting some
Parliament Hill was cancelled of the team found that work horrendous sessions every
due to the City of London and family commitments Tuesday and Thursday!
Corporations concern about prevented them from
the effect of all those spikes attending. However, what This winter cannot possibly be
churning over one of the the team lacked in quantity as long or as cold as 2012/13
citys only rural spaces. It was they more than made up for and I am very much looking
rescheduled on a Saturday that in quality. Our Elaine Murty forward to doing it all again!
unfortunately clashed with had one of her best ever races Thanks so much to all of you
B&Bs mob match against finishing in 21st position in who raced for the club to
Ranelagh and many of the girls what was a very high quality make these results possible.
chose to race closer to home. field. Charlotte Stickings again As ever, I look forward to
Continuing what was probably was our only other runner in seeing you at the Will Boltons
her best winter season to date, 180th. Well done to her for in September when the proper
Elaine Murty finished in an battling the raw wind and running season starts.
excellent 15th place. Charlotte bitter temperatures, having
Stickings was the only other been there all day supporting Jane Bradshaw
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