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Athletics Report                  11

and it was no surprise to see    and Medway & Maidstone.        (only temporarily, Andy will
him at the front of the field    The three were well backed     be pleased to hear!) by his
fully involved in the action     up by James Crawley 23rd,      team captain Niamh Bridson
and crossing the line in a very  Oscar Hussey, despite having   Hubbard and her dad John.
pleasing 4th spot. Michael       played school hockey in        Niamh did a sterling job of
Eagling 17th and a strong        the morning, 26th, Frankie     walking the young athletes
finishing Callum Myatt 18th      Scrivener 39th and Harry       around the various parts of
helped the team take second      Keene 41st.                    the course, differing for each
place overall. Our strength in                                  gender and age group and
depth saw six of our athletes    The U17 girls also had good    dad John was all over the
taking consecutive spots         numbers with eight girls       admin side of things posting
from Michael 17th, Callum        racing. Jess Keene in her      results, maps etc on the team
18th, Coleman Corry 19th,        first winter outing cruised    tent along with other duties
Ben Gardiner 20th, Robert        round to finish 3rd followed   associate with race days!
suckling 21st and George         by Yasmin Austridge 4th
Pope 22nd, all those black       and the ever improving Amy     As with Marco, Niamh’s
vests was a great site to see.   Leach 5th. This trio won the   priority is of course her
But still we had more and        team race by a single point    running and she stepped up
great runs from the fast         to a strong Dartford team      an age group to contest the
finishing Cameron Swatton        who were 1st and 2nd in the    senior women race and ran
25th, Charlie Andrews 26th,      race. Kelsey Fuss was 6th,     brilliantly to finish in a solid
Keir Lundy 28th, Lewis           Georgina Taylor 8th, a strong  second place, despite still
Warren 33rd, Lewis Sticking      run from Joanna Clowes in      being an U20.
44th, Leo Braden 45th and        12th, Shannon Riskey 19th
on his first ever race for       and Chloe Kibblewhite          Niamh along with Elaine
Blackheath and Bromley, Seb      20th completed the B&B         Murty and Thomas
Large in 56th.                   compliment.                    Penlington’s mum Carole, did
                                                                fantastically well to take the
The U17 men also had great       Andy Frankish had an           senior women team title from
numbers running with seven       unavoidable clash of events    a strong Tonbridge side.
toeing the start line. Team      but he was ably replaced
captain Marco Arcuri dragged                                    Our young athletes obviously
himself away from his
duties of walking the course
and issuing race numbers
(amongst other things!) to
produce a fine run finishing
high up the field in 9th. A
strong finishing Lewis Mills
13th and getting back to form
Charlie Davis 14th completed
the scoring trio that secured
third spot behind Tonbridge
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