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   The Kent League 2015-2016

Match 1. Wilmington                Niamh Milmo 20th, then           Kitteridge back from injury
15th October                       three in a row, Ella Smith on    46th and Barnaby Corry just
                                   her winter debut 22nd, Abbie     behind in 47th.
A brand new farming venue,         Leeves 23rd and Olivia Berry
record numbers of athletes,        also on her B&B debut in         The U15 girls had good
two individual winners, two        24th. Emily Davies finished      numbers running and a
team victories and several         in 28th and Daisy Bates 46th     fantastic effort from Mille
Blackheath and Bromley             on her very first race for B&B.  Smith gave her a well deserved
debuts all welcomed the start                                       2nd behind Tonbridge’s
of the 2015/16 Kent League         Like Ellie, Rowan Fuss led       National Champion Kathleen
cross country series, on a         from gun to tape and looked      Faes. The team scoring three,
bright but blowy day. Stanhill     relaxed throughout winning       were made up by Millie, a
Farm, Wilmington opened            by over 30 seconds. Sam          great run from Kelsi Cornish
its gates to allow KCAA to         Reardon finished strongly        in 6th and Stephanie Taylor
set up a new course amongst        to post a 7th place finish       in 9th combining to finish
all the produce including          with Justin Strover just two     2nd to Tonbridge once again.
strawberries, sweet corn
and pumpkins. The course           The winning sextet who regained the senior ladies title from Tonbridge AC
was relatively flat but firm
underfoot, well laid out and       places behind in 9th. With       Grace Scopes had a good run
was great for both athlete and     three athletes to score in the   in 11th with Lily Tappenden
spectator to follow all the        team competition this trios      finishing well in 16th. Alice
action.                            aggregate score was enough to    Prentice 25th, Isabelle Bridge
                                   place second behind a strong     29th, Claudia Pickup in
Over 600 athletes, through all     Tonbridge side. Thomas           31st and Zoe Austridge in
age groups and clubs, finished     Penlington looked good as        33rd completed the B&B
and this is the largest number     he finished 14th. Eddie Sellar   contingent.
recorded, for at least the last    was a great 21st but had to
seven years. Its also pleasing     run as a guest while he waits    By far the best represented
to see that B&B had over 60        for EA registration to clear     age group were the U15
young athlete contribution to      from his old club! Alex Sibley   boys with a fantastic 14
that large number.                 continues to run well in 26th    boys racing, the best turn
                                   and Charles Winton looked        out for many a year. Joseph
BBHAC U13 girls and boys           strong in 37th and Ethan         Georgiadis is running with
got proceedings off to a                                            great confidence and ability
winning start with victories
in both. Ellie Dolby led from
start to finish in the girls race
and Jess Neal 5th and Morgan
Squibb 7th ensured team
victory. Brilliant numbers in
the younger age group saw a
further seven girls cross the
line, Daniella Harper 16th,
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