A murky, wet afternoon greeted our 28 young athletes where the course, which was all grassland, had good going underfoot. Althogh a good turnout, despite having two runners at the English Schools Cup, we still seem to be lacking athletes in the Under 13/15 and Under 17 Women. The Under 13 boys lost three of their best runners who won at Claybury for very good reasons.
Two Young Athlete teams travelled to Mansfield for the annual National CC Relays and came away with some excellent results. Originally four teams were entered but a couple of slight injuries ruled the other two teams out. The sun was shining for us but there was a bitingly cold wind blowing across the course. The going underfoot was good.
Under 15 Boys
Sidnie Ward started the ball rolling for the green and white hoops. With over a hundred runners starting out on the undulating 2k course, the start was a fast one, and Sidnie gave his all and, although 48th, he was only 30 seconds down on the leaders.
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.
A mild afternoon greeted our 40 young athletes at a picturesque Claybury with autumn leaves starting to form. Although overall a good turnout, we were really short of runners in the Under 13 and Under 15 Girls races. We did, however, provide 5 podium placings and another 8 placings in the top 10.