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inspire their parents as        Match 2. Somerhill School,      Tonbridge team. Further
several ran in the senior       Tonbridge 24th October          great runs from Thomas
races. Thomas’ mum as                                           Penlington 22nd, Alex Sibley
already mentioned, Barnaby’s    The stunning buildings and      23rd, Ethan Kitteridge 28th,
dad Nic, Bertie and Angus’      grounds of Somerhill School,    Nicholas Paddington, on his
dad Rod and Cameron’s dad       Tonbridge were the setting      club debut in 40th, Barnaby
Nick all did their bit to help  for round two of the Kent       Corry 48th and Charles
the senior teams score some     league cross country series     Winton 51st prove the age
great results. It was also      that saw three individual       group to be in a healthy state.
pleasing to see Nick Swatton    winners, two team victories
wearing proper kit in the       and loads of great individual   Eight Blackheath and
form of the black vest of       running from Blackheath and     Bromley girls toed the line for
BBHAC and not the normal        Bromley young athletes.         the start of the U15 girls race
red and black hoops of Herne                                    and most pleasing was to see
Hill Harriers, his 1st claim    As usual the U13 girls got      Lydia Taylor back running
club! Claudia’s mum Andrea      us off to a winning start and   after a lengthy period out
also ran but unfortunately      Ellie Dolby made it two wins    of the sport. Millie Smith
had to pull out after           in two with a comfortable       had another strong run
aggravating her hamstring.      victory. Jess Neal and Morgan   finishing 2nd, Kelsi Cornish
On a plus side they would       Squibb also had strong runs     a great 5th and a gutsy 7th
have been able to beat the      in 4th and 5th ensuring 1st     place from Grace Scopes
rush to the tea and cake stall  place in the ‘three to score’   was good enough for 2nd in
provided by the farmers!        team race. The team were        the team competition. Lily
                                well backed up by more great    Tappenden had a good run
Coach Mick Jones was seen       runs from Daniella Harper       in 16th, Imogen Meers and
all over the course supporting  16th, Ella Smith 19th, Niamh    Isabelle Bridge fought it out
dozens of his training group    Milmo 24th, Emily Davis         in a sprint finish 25th and
athletes and two of his         27th, Olivia Berry 29th,        26th respectively and Zoe
own family in the form of       Abbie Leeves 32nd and Daisy     Austridge was 31st.
daughter and women Senior       Bates 50th. Half way through
team manager Jess Jones and     the season the girls currently  The biggest age group
nephew Chris Tuck in the        top the league table.           was the U15 boys with 10
senior men's race, I’ve never                                   BB youngsters racing. Joe
seen Mick move so fast or       Not to be out done the U13      Georgiadis is running with
so far!!                        boys also secured victory with  great confidence (and ability)
                                an emphatic win from Rowan      and no surprise to see him in
This weeks boys managers        Fuss crossing the line just     the leading group on lap one
award goes to Joseph            short of a minute clear of the  but a little more surprising
Georgiadis for having the       rest of the field. Sam Reardon  to see him leading the field
confidence in himself to go     continued his good form with    by 20m on lap two! The
and run the race in such a      a fine 5th place and a great    pack paced the race well and
determined fashion. Well        run from Jake Leng in 16th      were able to claw Joe back
done Joe.                       combined to place the team a    but his final position of 4th
                                solid second behind a strong    matched his great Stanhill
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