Nicole Taylor finished third in two Kent Cross Country League fixtures in October, one at Swanley and the other at Tonbridge. On both occasions she had the Clay sisters from Invicta ahead of her, who are GB internationals.
Nicole ran good legs at both the National Road and Cross Country Relays, in both cases running the opening leg for the Tonbridge teams. The latter was on 1st November, where the under 20 women’s team finished 6th.
Ryan Driscoll has continued to train and race very well. His only serious races have been the two relays, where he showed he is starting to get competitive with the better senior athletes in the country. Over 5 km at the National Cross Country Relays he ran 15.26 on an undulating course and was just 35 seconds away from the fastest lap. It helped Tonbridge to 9th place of 172 teams, which was ten places higher than ever before.
Tom Cox , like Ryan, competed in both the relays and was in the Tonbridge team that finished 9th in both the National Road Relays and the National Cross Country Relays, the club’s highest ever position in a senior national championship.
Tom also had a very good race in a high class Kent Cross Country League, at Tonbridge, where he finished 7th.
Luca Russo continues to make progress and has raced a couple of times in the last month. The most recent was in the Tonbridge B-team at the National Cross Country Relays, where they finished 25th overall from 172 teams and were the second B team to finish. Luca showed that he is getting stronger with a 16.25 split.
Sean Molloy has picked up his training after the Summer and ran a Kent Cross Country League at Swanley, where he was actually third in the under 20 age category.
Robbie Farnham-Rose has had a couple of solid races in USA for Alabama University, the most recent being finishing 20th in the South East Conference Championships. He ran 25.03 for the eight kilometres (5 miles).
Dominic Brown is at Eastern Kentucky University, in USA and unfortunately picked up quite a serious virus, which has left him unable to train or race.
Andy Combs unfortunately looks like he will be out of the sport for the foreseeable future, as he had a bad Achilles tendon injury.