The U11s Met League adventures concluded for the season this weekend on suitably wet and muddy fields at Trent Park.
The course, with puddles of standing water, shimmered under clear skies and the WGEL club flag flew proudly in spring-like conditions. A huge supporter base camped next to the flag for this Met League finale and their encouragement was to play a huge part in speeding our athletes along!
The final race in the league attracted the biggest fields of the season. WGEL had an incredible nineteen boys and nine girls toeing the start line in their respective races. The race itself followed a single loop of the upper field. There were no obvious hills, but the terrain was very undulating. Long muddy stretches of grass would sap the legs of even the fastest feet.
Fighting it out! L to R: Rudy Parker-Bayes, Oliver Brown and Daniel Arnold (pic: Alex Wardle)