Jess Sparke's recent form has been recognised on two levels. Firstly she was selected to represent England in the McCain UK Cross Challenge incorporating Antrim IAAF International XC IAAF Permit Meeting, and Celtic International XC, taking place at Green Mount College, Antrim on Saturday 23rd January. Her teammates in Northern Ireland will be: Lauren Deadman, Katrina Wootton and Hollie Rowland.
And now she is amongst the nominees for the European Athlete of the Month for December. Voting now closed (very abruptly!).
The second weekend of the South of England Indoor Championships at Lee Valley brought seven medals for WGwEL athletes, and several personal best performances.
Our English Schools Senior Boys 1500m champion, Alex Cornwell, is proving to be a winner in more ways than one. Alex recently entered a UKA competition to win a month's supply of Lucozade Sport for the club, and he has been announced to be the winner. The prize is of no little value, and will be put on sale at the clubhouse bar. Alex generously rejected the idea of a winner's reward.
A sports scientist representing Lucozade will be coming to our Ashton Playing Fields track on 9th February to advise athletes and coaches on how Lucozade Sport can be of benefit to training and performance. A table will be set up in the clubhouse enabling athletes & coaches to sample the products.