Royal Sutton’s young athletes finished the cross country league season in style winning a fantastic haul of medals at the final match of the season at Perry Park. The U17 women got the club off to a great start with Georgia Curry finishing 3rd in the first race of the day, with the team also finishing 3rd, with Lois West and Grace Stirland completing the scoring. The strong performances across the season meant both Georgia and the team claimed silver medals.
The U11 boys were next up, with the team finishing 2nd on the day with George Hope being the top runner in 6th place. Ben Stewart and Tom Smith both recorded top 20 finishes, whilst Pierce Odwyer and Jacob Thomas completed the scorers. The team was second also for the season and so returned back to Wyndley with team silver.
There were more strong performances by the U17 men, with Alex Jones finishing 6th and the team finishing 3rd on the day. Euan Cox (12th) and Alex Blackham (18th) both ran well and will be useful additions to the senior team next year. Alex Jones was ranked 4th in this age group for the season.
The U11 girls narrowly missed out on a team medal finishing 4th. There were strong individual performances on the day, with Hope Stirland finishing in 3rd position, and great support from Sian Duval, Mante Nausedaite, Amaya Tisdale and Martha Wood to complete the scoring 5. Hope also won the bronze medal for her performances across the season.
For the U15 boys the star performance came from Lewis Duval who finished 10th, with the team finishing in 8th position. There was good support in particular from Ben Horton and Ben White.
The U13 girls also were also in the medals with great teamwork resulting in a 3rd place finish on the day and bronze medals for the season. Ella Semple was the first runner home for the club on Sunday in 18th place, whilst there was great packing from Charlotte Hey, Elsa Buchanan, Lucy Semple and Lucy Corker.
The U13 boys also ran well with Will Cowley the first runner in 44th to bring the team home 8th out of 19 clubs.
The final race featured the U15 girls. Ellen Humpherston gave the top performance finishing 18th with the girls finishing 6th for the season.
Overall the club finished in 4th place for the season out of 21 clubs – well done to all the athletes and coaches!!!
Marc Kirsten took lots of fantastic photos on the day and there are more available on our FLICKR page.
The full results are available on the WMYACCL website.