Warley Woods 22nd January 2022

Another great day for RSCAC at the West Midlands Schools XC Championships at Warley Woods. 26 athletes from the club competed for their school boroughs which was a fantastic turn out.  Several of our athletes achieved medal places and automatic selection to represent the West Midlands in the English schools XC Championships in Kent 19th March.  The first 6 athletes in each race from year 8 upwards are automatically selected with 2 discretionary places to be selected on league race and Midland Championship performances.

A notable performance was Bethan Homer in the Inter girls.  The race was run combined with the senior girls.  Bethan had a terrific run achieving silver place in the Inter girls and was 3rd overall in the combined race.  Francesca Allen was the next place RSCAC athlete positioning 5th in the inter girls.  Both Bethan and Francesca are automatically selected for the English Schools Cross Country Championships.  The combined race saw Zara Buchanan finish in 11th place which was 3rd place in for the Senior girls.  Lucy Carey also achieved automatic selection for the 19th March.

George O’Connor continued his fantastic season by achieving 3rd position and picking up the bronze medal in the Senior boys again achieving selection to Kent in March.

Noah Homer also had a fantastic race in the year 7 boys achieving a silver medal.  A great result.  Gabrielle Daly also had a great race in the year 7 girls achieving 3rd place and picking up a bronze medal.   Year 7 pupils are not able to compete in the English Schools but can run in the National Primary School Championships.

More of our athletes may well be selected due to excellent performances over the cross-country season.

Well done to everyone who competed and good luck for those running in the English Schools XC Championships.

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