U11 boysThere was some fantastic running by our young athletes in the second West Midlands Young Athletes XC fixture at Wolverhampton yesterday. In testing conditions the star performance came from Alex Stapleton who won the U11 boys race in style. He took the lead on the long hill and held off a spirited late surge from his rival to claim victory. He was followed home by Joseph Martin in 3rd place, with Daniel Olatundun also having a great run in 14th. Overall the U13 boys finished 2nd.

The U11 girls also packed well to secure a 2nd place team finish with Holly Tyson (4th), Lucia Cantone (9th), Lucy Corker (11th) and Tamsyn Booth (12th) all finishing in the top 20.

In the U13 boys race Lewis Duval was the 1st Royal Sutton runner home in 8th place, whilst in the U13 girls race the top performances came from Ellen Humpherston and Melissa Adkins who finished 10th and 12th respectively.

In the U15 girls race Georgia Curry ran superbly to finish 4th. Elsewhere, there we’re top 20 finishes for Shaun Evans, who was 13th in the U17 Men’s race and Sophia Karski, who was 14th in the U17 women’s race.

Overall, the strong showing by all our athletes resulted in Royal Sutton finishing 4th on the day out of the 19 clubs competing. After two races the club is now 3rd in the league, with the next race at Halesowen in early December. Let’s have another great performance then!

The full results are available here and photos taken by Marc Kirsten are available on our FLICKR page here.

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