disappointment of the washout at Hatton last month, yesterday’s WMYACCL ‘first’
fixture at Warley Woods was eagerly anticipated, and our athletes…DELIVERED.
On a course ideal for
both athletes and spectators, and in great cross-country weather conditions, the
statistics speak for themselves: out of 8 teams that competed, no less than 5
finished in either 1st or 2nd place, and overall the
combined squad finished 3rd out of 21 competing clubs.
A brilliant run by
Tiffany Latham, finishing 1st in a field of 96 athletes, was
complimented by 3 other athletes in the top 10: Mollie Beeton (3rd);
Willow McCarthy-Brown (8th); and Erin Cook (9th).
Together with the rest of the team, including Sofia Shorrock (15th)
and Poppy Bashford (17th), this placed the U11 girls in a commanding
Also finishing in 1st
place were the U15 girls, with excellent performances from Sian Duval (7th);
Martha Wood (16th); Charlotte Prince (18th); Matilda
Strachan (22nd); and Bethan Homer (27th), again helped by
the rest of the team.
individual performance by Noah Homer, finishing 2nd out of 105
athletes. in his first full season of cross-country, led the way for the U11
boys who finished 2nd. No less impressive was the support from 3
other athletes in the top 10: Zak Tisdale, (3rd); Dan Smith (5th);
and Dylan Geddes (7th).
The U13 girls also
finished 2nd, with strong runs from Olivia Allen (6th);
Evie Sandland (21st); Francesca Allen (22nd); Emily Symes
(24th); and Phoebe Allen (29th).
Yet another team to
gain a 2nd place were the U15 boys, with George Hope (8th);
Jack Wakefield (10th); George O’Connor (13th); Ethan Cook
(17th) and Noah Edwards (29th) scoring the points.
The U13 boys finished
a very creditable 5th with 4 athletes in the top 33: Will Stead, Isaac
Cartwright, Harvey Gillett and Adam Wilkinson.
As someone who
witnessed (and photographed – see club’s Flickr page), the day’s events, I can
- well done to the parents for their support
- well done to the coaches for preparing such a great team of athletes
- AND A HUGE WELL DONE TO ALL THE ATHLETES.