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UK Intercounties cross-country 2010   -  Cofton Park Birmingham

Bobby Clay leads 11 IEK athletes in Kent's royal blue vest + white horse badge


u-20   Beth Carter & Jason Prickett

u-17   Kieran Reilly & Emily Hosker Thornhill

u-15   Jake Rogers, Luke Dawson & Alex Clay

u-13   Bobby Clay, Lilly Coward, Anna Weston & Ellen Whitehead making up half the Kent team of 8.


No IEK Senior (Malke or Female) made county selection.


The same 3 young athletes who were our highest finishers at the English Nationals in Leeds again spearheaded IEK, this time with top 30 placings on the TV-friendly slopes of Cofton Park : as in Leeds, Bobby Clay (u-13) headed our performers, this time 11th (compared to 6th in Leeds) with Beth Carter 17th compared to 8th in Leeds and Jake Rogers 29th compared to 12th in Leeds.


 With hundreds in each race David Ward (Jake's Grandad) still got photos of most of our runners -

[img:596l] LEFT is Jason Prickett, 61st of 192 finishers, 3rd scorer for Kent who were 7th of 29 counties.

[img:597r] RIGHT is Beth Carter, 17th of 138, leading Kent to 10th of 20 competing counties. [img:598r]


Jake Rogers [RIGHT] was Kent's 3rd scorer in the team which won the u-15 Boys title and included Luke Dawson (104th) Kent's 7th man home in a field of 297 finishers.


u-17 Emily Hosker Thornhill (122nd of 265 finishers) and u-15 Alex Clay (93rd among 297 runners) were 3rd and 7th Kent finishers in their age group and were too fast[img:602l] for David's camera....


Kieran Reilly's focus in training is starting to pay off - as a 1st year u-17, Kieran [LEFT] was only 5 places behind Kent's 4th scorer in a team which was 5th of 40 counties - [img:601r]only 3 counties missing in this race.


Bobby Clay (11th) led Kent u13s to 15th - only 5 seconds separated Lilly Coward [2978] and Anna Weston [2987] 3rd and 5th Kent runners - Ellen Whitehead was 161st among 305 finishers, racing despite a peeling big toenail


On the admin side, Peter and Sally Mullervy are to be commended (thawed out, more like) because, as Kent Team managers, they had to be available all day at Kent's HQ and could only catch glimpses of the races of athletes in their teams.


For results click underlined text...[doc:595]