For the first time the Young Athletes section competed in these prestigious relays in Sutton Coldfield. All the athletes ran the same distance of just under 4k, which included a long climb at the start. The parents of the 26 athletes must be commended for travelling to the Midlands in order that our athletes could have a taste of racing the best in England.
So a wet cold morning greeted our athletes on the day, with the rain easing during late morning.
Under 13 girls
The girls exceeded the team manager's expectation of a top 20 placing from 60 starting teams by finishing an excellent 9th place, with the other team in 37th spot.