Many of our junior athletes made a great racing start to the year competing in this years Staffordshire Cross Country Championships held at Betley Court Farm for the first time. The Undulating but dry underfoot course was a nice change considering how wet and muddy many of the races have been prior to Christmas.
U/13 Girls – We had just 2 competitors with Evie and Ayah finishing just 5 seconds apart at the finish – Well done Girls!
13th Evie Worsey 16.27
14th Ayah Burton 16.32
U/13 Boys – Oliver, Daniel and William represented the club in this event and just missed out on Bronze team medals by 1 point! – Well done Boys.
12th Oliver Woodward 14.51
16th Daniel Armstrong 15.18
18th William Tomkinson 15.38
U/15 Girls – We had five competitors in this race and the girls were rewarded for their strong running with Bronze team medals – Congratulations Girls!
8th Molly Ibbs 19.46
14th Lucy Brownsword 20.44
19th Beatrice Wakefield 21.39
25th Mathilde Wakefield 24.15
27th Holly Cooper 27.26
U/15 Boys – Charlie and Joe represented the club in this event, well done Boys.
12th Charlie Ranford 18.17
23rd Joseph Stevens 21.23
U/17 Women – Our 6 U/17 Women competed in with the U/17 Men, U/20’s, Senior and Veteran Women’s race and so there race is a little further than many of the league races but all performed really well with Nadine winning Individual Bronze and the team were rewarded with Silver medals, missing gold by just 3 points!
3rd Nadine Tomkinson 27.46
5th Misha Twardochleb 29.25
7th poppy Ranford 29.52
10th Scarlett Cotton 30.33
16th Lily Stevens 33.02
17th Sophie Wood 36.43
U/17 Men – We had 3 U/17 men competing with Elliot, Louis and Thomas combining to take a much deserved team Gold, 4 points clear of Tipton with Burton 3rd. Elliot became individual county Champion for the first time with a confident runaway victory!
1st Elliot Smith 23.04
4th Louis Wakefield 24.49
11th Thomas Mogg 26.48
U/20 Women – Lauren Charlton ran a great race to become County Champion with Lizzie Clarkson finishing 6th and Grace Ranford 7th to take a convincing Team Victory – Congratulations Ladies!
U/20 Men – Lewis Nagington continued his strong first season in the age group with Individual Silver and Jacob Droogmans finished in 8th – Well done Gents!
Congratulations to everyone that competed and especially to those who have now been selected to represent Staffordshire at the Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Loughborough in March:
Elliot Smith, Louis Wakefield and Thomas Mogg (U/17 Men)
Lewis Nagington (U/20 Men)
Jacob Droogmans (Senior Men)
Molly Ibbs (U/15 Girls)
Nadine Tomkinson. Misha Twardochleb, Poppy Ranford, Scarlett Cotton (U/17 Women)
Lizzie Clarkson (U/20 Women)
Sophie Goodfellow, Rebecca Twardochleb, Lauren Charlton (Senior Women)