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Senior women’s cross country report

slightly hectic start but nine of stood out in the pouring rain
Following the Winter us turned up for this opening enthusiastically cheering us on
adventures of the ‘dream race. With Jennie Butler (5th), in their tunics and long skirts.
team’, Jennie Butler and Carole Penlington (13th), Jane Anyway, not the greatest
Jane Bradshaw describe the Bradshaw (15th) and Jenny of races but somehow with
ever consistent and solid Neal (21st), we managed 3rd Jennie (10th), Carole (14th),
performances in, at times, place in the 4 to score match. Jane (18th) and Sarah (21st) we
atrocious conditions. But Danielle Critchley (29th) and still clung to 2nd place in the
they were not so bad that the Charlotte Stickings (30th) table and in fact were level on
ladies were deterred by thunder helped the team to secure points with irst place Medway
because ‘Thunder only happens 2nd place in the 6 to score and Maidstone. Charlotte and
when it’s raining’ and ‘athletes table. Abigail Kingston, Claire Abigail helped make the 6
really move you when they’re Austridge and Anne Cilia to score team retain second
lying’. We say “Women... they completed the team effort. place also and Claire bravely
will run and they will go”, and Second second in Somerhill battled the rain to come in one
despite the mud “When the As always, the second league place behind Abigail. We had
rain washes them clean... they race was at Somerhill School, everything to play (run?) for in
really glow”. That’s the stuff Tonbridge. Katie Murray made the inal race.
dreams are made of. a welcome return to the cross
country league and inished 6th Elaine’s amazing comeback
as irst scorer. Carole (13th), The inal Kent League of
Dream team’s promising start Jane (14th) and a fantastic run the season was at Parkwood
The Will Bolton relays kicked from Danielle in 17th made School. Elaine Murty did an
off the cross country season in up the scoring four and made amazing act of convincing us
September and despite a rather us second in the table. Solid all that she wasn’t very it after
rainy Saturday, there was a runs from Sarah Belaon and having to take such a long
good turnout from the senior Charlotte secured us second
women. We ielded three teams in the 6 to score also. Abigail
of 4 and the ‘ladies’ dream gained quite a few places from
team’ were second female team her last race and both Claire
overall. The team, comprising and Anne kept their form to
of Carole Penlington, Fran ensure another solid turnout
Green, Jane Bradshaw and from the senior women.
Jennie Butler, showed solid The Bruders cheer on the
form and it was a promising
start to the new season. sisters in darkest Kent
Nonnington (or Nonington?
Nine go second in Swanley Who knows?) was the venue
The irst race in the Kent for the third race in the league.
cross country league took The hosts, however, were an
place at New Barn Park in extremely friendly bunch from
Swanley. Parking problems a Bruderhof community (look
at the beginning made for a it up – I had to) and happily Carolyna Jones Baldock
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