There were some great performances at the Midland Championship at the weekend. Here’s Margaret’s report:
“The Midland Championships were held at a new venue, Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire, on Saturday. On a deceptively tough course, Royal Sutton Coldfield AC was well represented and there were some exciting performances.
In form Shaun Evans, had the best result of the day in the Under 20 men’s event. Always in contention he tracked the leaders until half way and ran on strongly to be rewarded with a bronze medal. He was also celebrating selection to race for Midland Counties in the Home Countries International which will be staged in Falkirk in March. Jerome Austin battled well in 26th place.
The club’s sole representative in the Under 17 women’s race, Georgia Curry, had a great championships crossing the finish in 7th position.
The Under 17 men packed well with Alex Jones impressing in 14th, Alex Blackham ran a determined race in 33rd and Tom Parkes completed the scoring with a strong run in 46th.
Under 15 Ellen Humpherston put in a mature performance to finish in 17th in her event.
The senior women put in a strong team performance to finish 7th overall, with Andrea Deathridge 32nd, Mel Woodward 40th, Lizzie Wignall 53rd and Rachel Thebridge 108th. For the senior men the first runner home for the club was Tom Chew in 60th place.”