Weekend News Report - 11th/12th August 2018
Nicholls Gains Another GB Call Up
Max Nicholls, of Tonbridge Athletic Club, has been selected to represent Great Britain at the World Mountain Running Championships, in September. This comes after his fifth placed finish in the trials race, at Kendal, earlier in the month.
The championships take place in Andorra on 16th September and Nicholls will be hoping to improve on his 56th placing from two years ago.
Lucinda White was the only competitor from Tonbridge Athletic Club, who came away from the South of England age group championships, with a medal, at the weekend.
White was second in the under 15 girls Pole Vault with 3.00 metres, clearing the same height as the winner, Emily Oakden, of Lewes. The championship was effectively decided at the 2.80 metres height, which Oakden cleared first time, but where White required all three attempts.
Dan Watt won the Borth Beach 10k, at Aberystwyth, in Wales on Sunday in 36.35, finishing 94 seconds clear of the runner-up. The race is unusual as it is run completely across the sandy beaches.
In October 2018 Dame Kelly Holmes and 20 teammates will take on the ultimate Malawi Challenge: running Mulanje Mountain, cycling across Zomba Plateau, and kayaking on Lake Malawi.
There are five spots on the team remaining and TAC members have been invited to apply for a spot. For details of the 2018 challenge click here.
Please email for further information.