The last day of the London City Runner Metropolitan CC League proved a day of mixed fortune for our senior teams on Saturday. The races at Perivale resulted in our women's slender league lead being overturned at the death by the reigning champions, Highgate, but our men regained the Division One title while the B team triumphed in Division Two. We had two individual third-placers, in Lauren Stewart and Bertie Powell.
Ronnie Sparke crowned a perfect international debut by winning the 7.5K junior men's race at the 77th edition of the famous Cinque Mulini "Five Mills" world cross country permit meeting in Italy last Sunday. A description of this extraordinary event
Ronnie was neck-and-neck with Italy's Dario Santoro before breaking away for the win with 500m left to run. Results
Ronnie's main aim this winter is to qualify for the GB junior team for the World CC Championships in Jordan. His teammates in Italy, Withey and Walker, finished 2nd in the Midlands and 4th in the Northern CC Championships respectively the previous weekend, which confirms that Ronnie has every right to harbour this ambition.