Nicole Taylor had a very good month in December, where she placed third in the South Of England under 20 women”s inter counties championships at Oxford. Nicole was representing Sussex.
She followed that up with her best cross country performance to date, with another third place, this time in Brussels. It was the Lotto Cross Cup and Nicole had been selected for the South of England team. She was very close to the winner and defeated athletes who had been selected for the full England squad.
In the first weekend of January, Nicole finished second in the Sussex Under 20 Cross Country Championships, at Bexhill. Infact she was third overall in the race, which combined the under 20s with the seniors.
Ryan Driscoll had a relatively quiet December, with just the one race. It was the South of Thames Cross Country Championship, at Farthing Downs, Coulsdon. Ryan placed fourth overall, from the two hundred starters and helped Tonbridge to the team win, from 23 teams.
Already in January, Ryan finished fifth in the Sussex Cross Country Championships, at Bexhill.
Tom Cox , like Ryan, helped the Tonbridge senior men”s team to win the South of Thames Championship. Tom had a disappointing race personally in 22nd.
However, in the first week of January Tom produced probably his best ever performance to take 4th place at the Kent Cross Country Championships at Hythe. This was a significant step up in result for Tom.
Luca Russo has been preparing for a few indoor track races, in January and February. He did ‘win” one of the Saturday morning Tonbridge parkruns, over five kilometres in 16.33.
Robbie Farnham-Rose has spent Christmas at home, before returning to Alabama University, in the USA. Robbie has shown that he is in good form by running 15.06 for 5km at the Tonbridge Boxing Day handicap race.
Robbie will be racing indoors in the USA.
Dominic Brown was at Eastern Kentucky University, in USA and unfortunately has not been fully well for a few weeks. After a lot of thought he has decided to return to the UK and is currently regaining his health and fitness.
Sean Molloy hasn”t race but continues to train.
Andy Combs has managed some runs to keep fit, but his achilles tendon injury is likely to prevent him returning to action for the foreseeable future. He did manage to complete the Tonbridge Boxing Day handicap race.