Warwickshire Schools’ XC Championships.
Saturday 21st January
Report – David Jones
Over 30 members of our junior endurance group carried their impressive league form into Warwickshire Schools’ XC Championships last Saturday.
Alex Adams continued his run of hugely impressive results with victory in the senior 4.8k race. His winning time of 15:53 was over a minute quicker than the 2nd placed runner. Tom Francioni was 7th in a time of 19.22.
In the intermediate boy’s race, over the same distance, Zak Lambert finished in 3rd place with a time of 18.00, followed by Wiliam Mayes (5th/18:19), James Day (7th/18.41), Henry Wheeler (10th/18:47), Jaicob Ford (11th/19.03) and James Mayes (13th/19.47). 6 of the top 13 runners were from our club.
The junior boys race over 3.4k saw Sam Lambert finish 2nd in 12.17, with Tom Fisher (5th/12.54) the next club member to finish. Tom was followed by Arthur Williams (6th/13.07), Joel Ledgard (8th/13.21), Aran Cooper (9th/13.28). In equal 10th place were Will Hovell, recovered from his recent injury and Josh Davies, both recording a time with of 13.30. No fewer than 6 of the first 11 finishers were our club members. In the same race Sam Plumb was 15th in a time of 14:05 followed by Charlie Clayton (17th/14.19).
In the 3.4k senior female’s race, Charly Marshall was victorious with a time of 13.27 followed by the in-form Niamh Hillard in 3rd place (13.47). Maisey-Joy Spriggs, conscious of the fact she was racing at Ilmington the following day was 8th (14:34). Next it was Abbi Cooper (9th/14.44), Lucy Thomas (18th/16:05), Bo Algate (19th/16.19), Hannnah Wilkinson (21st/17:02), Neve Nicholds-Trainor (22nd/17:06) and Tilly Campbell (24th/17.30).
The junior girls race was run over 2.9k and Marijke Tear-Verweij was another club member who continued her scintillating recent form, finishing in 3rd place with a time of 11.10. Annie Silvers was 7th in 12:02, followed by Lois Ford (10th/12:43), Ava Sheppard (13th/13:08), Amelia Peeke (16th/13.25) and Scarlett Ford (20th/13.53).
The girls’ U13 race, run over 2k, saw our runners occupy the top two positions, with Stella Sant in 1st place with a time of 8:36 and just 3 seconds behind her, Portia Nabney (2nd/8:39). Georgia Sharpe finished 12th in a time of 9:48.
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