The Ecolution Athletes are always going above and beyond to achieve their goals. What a great attribute!
Nicole Taylor had two races in February, placing 13th in a senior race at the British Cross Challenge event, at Milton Keynes and then finishing 22nd in the under 20 race, at the English National Cross Country Championships.
Nicole has been selected to race for the South of England team at the Home Counties International in March.
Ryan Driscoll also had two races in February. He tried an indoor race, at Lee Valley, at the start of the month, soon after the British Universities cross country champs. The race was over 3000 metres, in a British Milers Club meeting and it was an opportunity to have his first ever indoor track race. The experience may help, since he is due to go to San Francisco University next September, where an indoor season will be likely. Ryan finished third in 8.26.44, which was a good performance.
He then raced in his first senior men’s English National Cross Country Championship, at Parliament Hill, where he placed 77th from 2005 finishers. This helped Tonbridge to 11th of 145 teams.
Tom Cox bounced back nicely from illness towards the end of January to finish 6th in the final Kent Cross Country League fixture of the season and this gave him third place overall in the league standings.
He then went on to finish 124th in the English National Cross Country Championship, at Parliament Hill, from 2005 finishers. Like Ryan, this helped Tonbridge to place 11th of 145 teams.
Luca Russo continued his indoor track season at the beginning of the month, running a personal best for 3000 metres of 8.33.13, at Lee Valley in the British Milers Club meeting.
He then raced 1500 metres, in the Welsh Athletics Grand Prix meeting at Cardiff, reducing his indoor best to 3.55.11, to finish third of twelve in the race.
Luca then returned to cross country to finish a creditable 142nd in the English National Cross Country Championship, at Parliament Hill, from 2005 finishers. Like Ryan and Tom, this helped Tonbridge to place 11th of 145 teams.
Robbie Farnham-Rose continued his superb form in the USA, when winning another indoor mile, this time in Nebraska. He set a new personal best of 4.01.34, racing for Alabama University.
Following this he ran the opening 1200 metres relay leg for Alabama in the Distance Medley Relay, at Indiana. His split time was an exceptional 2.54 and has helped the team qualify, amongst the best in the USA, for the National Collegiate finals in early March.
Robbie finished off the month by placing third in the South East Conference Championships mile, held in Kentucky. He ran 4.03.87 in the final, just half a second away from the winner.
Dominic Brown is showing encouraging signs that he is making good progress, in his return to full fitness. He had one race in February, which was in the under 20 race at the English National Cross Country Championship, at Parliament Hill. He placed 77th, although the aim was mainly to use it to continue to develop his endurance, in preparation for the Summer track season.
Sean Molloy has struggled with a chest infection, which has only shown signs of clearing in the second half of February. He is showing some positive signs in training, but will require a consistent spell to get fully back.
Andy Combs – no further progress and currently focused on his career.