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Good Turn out at Mote Park!

Invicta had another good turn out at Mote Park for the 2nd round of the Kent Cross Country League. On an undulating fast course the senior Men's team was 6th on the day to hold onto 4th in the league, level on 21 pts with Cambridge and Dartford RR. Evergreen vet Martin Kelk made a sparkling cross-country comeback after 18 years (!!!) when beaten by new boy Tom Purnell with another of his sprint finishes. Smartly turned out in all-red, John Wilkins (64) continued his return to form by finishing 4th scorer, just ahead of Adam Cowper-Smith (67) with Tom Sutton in 75th. Trevor Edgely, yet another comeback kid after a couple of years out, showed the kids that vets can still mix it with the best by making it into the top 100! Tim Kerr and Dean Fitzpatrick closed the Invicta team who finished 6th team on the day, only 5 points behind Dartford Road Runners. The much stronger presence at Mote Park from other clubs this time meant that battling for positions was even more vital!! The next round for the senior men is at Danson Park on the 6th December, while the Women and young athletes next meet at Knoel Park (Sevenoaks) on SUNDAY 16 November. Click underlined text for results [doc:343] Highest place Invicta team in the league is the u-15 Boys squad which now lies 2nd to regional champions Tonbridge. Next best placed are our u-17 Men and u-15 girls (both 3rd) with our u-13 girls and our Senior Women, both 4th. Star performance of the day was Rebecca Weston (u-15) who returned to form to finish as our only individual winner on the day by a handsome 20 seconds over strong county rivals. Seven red vests (no Seniors yet) who join Rebecca with strong claims for county selection for the Kent teams of 8 athletes were Alex Newson (3rd, u-15 M) Alex Clay (4th u-13 G) Andy Cope and Donald Carter (4 & 5 u-20 M) Jason Prickett and Emily Hosker Thornhill (both 5th and both u-17) and newcomer Jack Smith (u-13) making 7th in only his 2nd club outing.