The results of the third and final league match are on the linked EXCEL file and include all the year groups by page.
On behalf of the club, thank you all for supporting our cross country league matches. I hope that all the competitors and the many spectators (family, team mangers and friends) enjoyed the event. This is the 23rd year we have held this event and there has been continued support from all the regular attendees as well as some new schools this year, attending for the first time.
As I said at the award presentation, the club needs new volunteers and if any teacher or parent wishes to take up athletics as an official or coach, the club will gladly provide the training courses. Our web site www.wgel.org.uk has all the contact details. I am linking a flyer and if there are any young athletes who wish to take up the sport, details of our club training nights and contacts are included. We welcome people of all abilities who wish to take up the sport.
FINAL RESULTS (AFTER THREE RACES)
Primary Girls – St. John’s Buckhurst Hill took the lead in the team event after the first race and never looked back. With 94 points over the three races they won the team event from Forest School in second place with 158 points and Theydon Bois in third place with 181 points. Kezia Beeton (who recently became a member of the club) from St. John’s School won all three of her races from Abigail Reid (Forest School) in second place with Rosemary Kelly and Alice Penegar (both from Theydon Bois) in joint third place.
Primary Boys – St. John Fisher School (competing for the first time) won the team event with 55 points with Forest School and St. John’s Buckhurst Hill close together in second and third place. James Geller won the individual event (winning all three races) from Luca Gormley also from St. John Fisher and Joshua Acheampong from Forest School.
Secondary Girls (year 7/8) – Trinity School pipped Woodford County High in the last race and won the team event with 87 points against 97. A strong team effort in the last race won it for Trinity. Roding Valley were third. Maisy Silverstone from Bancroft won the individual event with Rebecca Armstrong in second place and Libby Gosling in third place.
Secondary Girls (year 9/10) – Trinity School also won the senior girls team event 88 points with Woodbridge (116 points) and Woodford County High (143points) in second and third place. Aoibheann Pearce from Trinity won the individual event winning all three of her races with Ella Margets in second place and Laurelle Brant in third place.
Secondary Boys (year 7/8) - Woodbridge won the team event with 82 points with Trinity (95 points) in second place. Woodbridge “B” team finished third with 219. Forest School could not attend the third and final race and had to drop out of the league. Daniel Bryant from Trinity School won the individual event with Nicholas Chreameic (Trinity) in second place and William Clifton (Woodbridge) in third place.
Secondary Boys (year 9/10) – Trinity school won the team event with Forest school dropping out of the third and final race. The individual event was won by Francesco Monti (Trinity) with Luca Minns in second and Max Collings (Roding Valley) in third place.
A blank certificate is also linked to this article. Can schools issue this out to all competitors who ran in the event.
We hope to run the schools cross country relay races in the spring of 2017 and will send out the details nearer the time. Should there be sufficient interest we will put on the relay races for the second year.
Once again, thank you all for your participation.