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Invicta East Kent runner Bobby Clay helps Great Britain earn gold in the European Cross-Country Championships

10 December 2013

Bobby Clay

Bobby Clay, right, and sister Alex

Bobby Clay finished eighth in the European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade on Sunday to help Great Britain to win team gold in the junior women’s race.

The Invicta East Kent AC runner was third scorer for GB behind race winner Emelia Gorecka (Aldershot, Farnham and District) and former triathlon specialist Georgia Taylor-Brown (4th, Sale Harriers Manchester).

Meanwhile closer to home, proof of age was required as the Kent Masters’ cross-country titles for 2013 were decided on Saturday in the shadow of Danson House, Bexley.

Medway and Maidstone were particularly successful with a full set of team gold, silver and bronze medals and a brace of individual bronze.

Richard Tomlinson (M45, M&M) powered through from sixth to third on the fourth and final lap in the over-40 men’s race won from the gun by Chris Greenwood (Kent AC) to reprise his bronze medal from last year. With Paul Griffiths second for Kent AC team gold was secured. 

Graeme Saker (Tonbridge) dominated the over-50 men’s field to retain his title with 44 seconds to spare, While Julian Spencer-Wood (Kent AC) took the over-60 crown.

In the combined women’s age group race, Clare Elms (W45, Dulwich) opted to support her W35 team-mates and duly won the race by 13 seconds from W45 champion Maria Heslop (Paddock Wood). Sally Musson (W60, Tonbridge) won the over-55 trophy.

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