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being looked after by first      Richard Webb took time off       A phalanx of young thoroughbreds
aiders and hopefully won’t be    Uni and finished 69th in the     set the pace at Danson Park
out of action for too long.      U20.
                                                                  team position of 20th
In Match 4 Danson Park,          Relays                           was excellent. Will Fuller
Bexley Bertie Harrington was                                      (Loughborough) handed over
our sole representative in the   Berry Hill Park, Mansfield.      in 5th, running the 7th fastest
U20 men’s race and his 20th      11.00am sharp and the first      time of the day, Richard
position added to his three      race was off. What we lacked     Webb (Cardiff) had a strong
other Kent League races had      in numbers in the U20 girls      run and holding 8th handing
him sitting nicely in 6th place  age group, we certainly made     over to Thomas Desborough
in the individual league table.  up for with quality as Niamh     (Brighton) who ran his
                                 Hubbard stormed around the       quickest ever leg in Mansfield
A few athletes did not race      2.5k finishing in a fantastic    on the tough last leg.
at Danson Park because they      3rd position and in doing so
were in Liverpool at the         earning herself an England       Championships
British Cross Challenge. Will    call up. Niamh will now
Fuller had what he described     represent England in Burgos,     In the South Eastern England
as his best ever cross country   Spain on 15th November,          Championships Sam Leighton
race finishing a fantastic       a brilliant achievement.         was our only representative
8th. With this race being a      This performance proves          in the U20 age group and
qualifier for the European       how important it is to run,      represented us well finishing
cross country champs (and        whether in a complete team       6th in the U20 girls race. In
other Internationals) we         or not, as selectors look at     the Nationals we only had
hope that Will will soon         individual performances.         two U20s competing but both
get his first international                                       Niamh Bridson Hubbard in
call up. Likewise Niamh          Next up were our Uni boys        9th and Thomas Desborough
Bridson Hubbard’s 11th           (U20) and considering they       in 69th had strong runs.
place will surely put her        are probably concentrating
in the reckoning for more        more on their new campus                             Paul Austridge
International selection.         surroundings to socialise
                                 than to train, their collective
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