Busy weekend of Cross-Country including what is by now the traditional clash of thesecond rounds of the English Schools cup and the Chiltern League. At stake in the ESAA XC was qualifying spot in the national finals while the Chiltern League also featured many guest athletes competing in the UK Cross Challenge.
ESAA Cup Round 2
Lincroft School, Bedford
Wycombe High Junior Girls produced a superb showing at the Rehional Round of the English Schools Cross-Country Cup at Lincroft Middle School, Bedford.
They finished a brilliant seventh place with four of the five athletes only in Year 7 and another year to go in this age group in this competition. Their actual placings were : Lyra Browning (17th), Isabelle Walker (19th), Joanna Snelling ( 29), Sophia Lomas (30) and Aashni Manek (41).
Unsurprisingly Dr Challoners High dominated both of the Girls age groups. In the Juniors, Frankie Baxter, Lesedi Nkone, Maddie Hughes and Hannah Ashby filled the first four places with Ellie Shield (6) and Ella Davies ( 42) supporting.
In The Inter age group, Orla Williams was first with twins Abbie and Holie Henderson 2 and 4th. Alice Brown (5) and Olivia Edwards completed the team for a second team victory and qualification for the National Finals once again.
Chiltern League Match 2
Teardrop Lake, Milton Keynes
James Palmer had probably his strongest race to date at the second Chiltern League fixture at Milton Keynes in the U15 age group. In the overall CrossChallenge event he finished 26th from over a 100 athletes while his over all Chiltern League placing appears to about sixth in a time of 14 mins 25 secs.
Oli Layfield p(U13) proves once again that consistently getting in the key sessions during the week produces great results when it matters. Living up to the Coaching Team's expectations he produced a superb run and improvement in the latest Chiltern League race. With many guest athletes featuring as the race was run in conjunction with the UK Cross Challenge where he finished 49th from over 100 athletes. He was approx 27th in the combined Chiltern League. he was closely followed home by Jamie Shepherd making his Club debut in the Chiltern colours (position to be confirmed).
Also in action at Milton Keynes were:
U13M Chiltern Harriers Jamie Shepherd TBC
Mattie West 12:02
Jerry Anderson 12:05
WSEH AC Sam Clarke TBC
U15F WSEH AC Izzy Thompson 19:57
Chiltern Hrs Sam Grice TBC
U17M WSEH AC Boris Gurney 22:36
Joe Clarke 24:43
Divisional results and Team Updates to follow - probably on Monday.