Royal Sutton Coldfield Athletics Club’s athletes put in great performances at the XC County Championships on Saturday, winning a fantastic haul of individual and team medals. The club has three new County Champions, with Sian Duval (U13G) and Lewis Duval (U17M) winning their races at the Staffordshire Championships at Sandwell Valley, whilst Ollie Harradence won the Men’s Masters title at the Warwickshire Championships at Warley Woods.
There was a fantastic performance by the U13 girls with Mante Nausedaite finishing 2nd, Martha Wood 3rd and Charlotte Prince 5th to win the team race by a large margin. Great support from Bethan Homer (6th), Charlotte Crees (8th) and Zara Buchanan (10th) meant that the club’s B team finished ahead of the 2nd place club in the competition. The U13 boys won silver medals with George Hope finishing 5th, Ethan Patel 6th and Jack Wakefield 8th. George O’Connor was 6th in the U13 boys race at Staffordshire and will hope to earn a county vest as a reward for his fine run.
There was a bronze medal for the U13 girls team with Charlotte Hey finishing 5th, Lucy Carey 7th and Lucy Corker 12th. Ellen Humpherston won silver with a second place finish for the U17 women whilst Caitlin White finished 8th. Georgia Curry won silver in the U20 women’s race. There were many other great individual performances and a number of athletes will be selected to represent their counties at the Inter County Championships in March.