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Tonbridge u-11 XC Race 3  -  Sunday 4 December 2011  Tonbridge School

     Eleven IEK Red Devils (u-11 squad) meet Kelly Holmes at cross-country races

        .... 9 IEK Girls + 2 IEK Boys outnumber the four (4) from host club Tonbridge

           ...... Maddy Tomlin & Connie Willett are 1-2 in the Girls' Race

              ........ only 2 seconds apart, Oliver Weston and Johnny Heasman in top 3

This Tonbridge event coincided with a Kelly Holmes Training Day at Tonbridge School : the Olympic double gold medallist made time after the races to have a chat with wide-eyed young athletes form all over Kent.

In the Girls Race Maddy Tomlin (below) recovered from feeling poorly at training the week before to pull off a spectacular win with Connie Willett finishing 2nd in her 1st race in RED, out-gunning Tonbridge's leading runner by 1 second


The IEK Red Devils strength in depth showed as Harriet Williams, Anna Calzada  and Charlotte Young all within 8 seconds of each other, finishing 4th 5th and 6th

Newcomer Emily Heasman was 9th,  edging training partner Minna Ford into 10th by just  2 seconds - Olivia Clarke was 14th and Ella Stewart 18th among 31 finishers




7 Magnificent Red Devils - (left to right)

Anna Calzada, Minna Ford, Ella Stewart, Maddy Tomlin,

  Olivia Clarke, Harriet Williams and Charlotte Young


Tonbridge's Charlie Crick was a runaway winner of the Boys' Race but the big tussle was between Oliver Weston and Johnny Heasman - yes, son of Richard Heasman, IEK Senior runner in the 1990s.- Oliver (above) prevailed by 2 seconds and 3rd placed Johnny was six seconds ahead of Kent College's Ewan Wood