Kent Cross Country league – Somerhill School – Oct 23rd
2nd match and again some magic performances from those in Orange. We were missing some faces from Sparrows Den but many a new face added to the Mudlarks
Star of the day again was Beth Armstrong with a 3rd place in the under 17 women, Billy Somoygi a 5th & Ellen Newark a 6th. Team of the day was the under 13 boys with two debutants led home by the highly experienced just turned 12 Harry Jarvis with two new boys, plus the under 17 boys with 3rd.
Under 13 girls, this looks like a tough competition this year and we didn’t get a team out this week, though fine run by Victoria Blincoe in 22nd followed by Eleanor Winch who was involved in a very long sprint with another to the finish
Under 15 girls good to get a team out as mentioned usual good form Ellen with a another fine 6th, followed Sarah Gates & Maria Eremionkhale – This was Sarah’s debut who claimed a she passed us on the way to the line that she was enjoying herself (quite mad)
Under 17 girls’, Beth was involved in a tough three way race and just dropped off towards the end. But to still, managed a fantastic 3rd over this stamina sapping course.
Senior women, well we were thought we were missing the stars, but still a team result with Juliete Hoareau, Madeleine Baxter, Laura Crane, and The Sea of orange was complete with Beth, Geraldine, Sue, Tracey & Wendy. Finishing well all far from the back than these young ladies claimed they were going to finish.
Under 13 boy’s, got us the best team result with 3rd, Harry Jarvis another fine result with 13th, he followed by our two debutants Lewis Caiels, & the not fazed at all Mitchell Horne, and unfortunately Luc Legon attempted to run but not yet over his injury from Sparrows Den
Under 15 boys, 5th for this team in this very competitive division. It was unfortunate that Nick Armstrong had to pull out with a hamstring. Billy Somoygi was a very fine 5th complete club coloured hand band. Andre Stone improved to 15th another fine performance. Not that far down was Joseph O’Hara just piping Luck Francis & Samm Crane
Under 17 boy’s, done well again but the gremlins struck with both Charles Winch & Joe Gunton having to pull out. Fierce completion amongst the boys had Lewis Elsey top dog this week at 16th, Adam Willis was close behind with 17th, and the Tom Wright 22then Nick Faulkner another fine team result of 3rd.
Under 20, Oliver O’Brien made his debut for us the year and not as rusty as he claimed & done very well with a 5th
Senior Men, What use to be a complete vet’s team now has several whippersnappers, and again another fine team result of 9th. Again Jon Armstrong led Hari Faulkner, Tom Clench & Martin Jenner, as our first four. We were missing a few off our faster runners from the previous match but we still managed 18 runners (What an orange sea it will be if we all turned up)
So well done everyone, we again I think we won the most noisy supporters trophy with my own personnel thanks. Our next race is on the 13th November and is the one we host. So please we will be looking for help in marshalling and setting up. There are no senior men for this one race so please come along and encourage our fine runners. Please look out for notices at the club or see Ellen Brown, Peter Griffiths or myself Kevin Winch for details
For full results log on to www.kcaa.org.uk & follow the links on the Dartford Harriers web