Another good day for the club, despite our u/13 & u/15 age groups being hit by the English schools cup clash. Here's Russ' report.
First off were the u/13 boys & u/15 girls and they all ran their hearts out. Kielin Surdens led the team with an excellent 4th place, well backed up by Ollie Oakley 9th. The scoring was completed by Ethan Ellison with a much better run in 17th. We had several lads making their debut - 27th Angus Vincent, 30th Ethan Martin, 31st Elliot Bellamy, 32nd Ethan Russell, Tom Wright 33rd & Reece Drew 40th. Megan Ellison led in our girls, again inside the top ten with 8th. Imogen Woodard improved on her first match result with 24th, & Nikkita Robinson closed the team in with 32nd.
Second race off was the u/15 boys & u/17 girls. Mark Rayment had another excellent race finishing 4th, Ollie Bowling also ran well with12th, with Edwin Flack improving all the time in 23rd. In the girls a strong performance from Georgia Gibbs in 11th with both Rosie Marshall & Annie Grey supporting in 16th & 19th. Sarah Chan back from a long layoff ran well for her 22nd.
Senior ladies race. Another great run from Grace Mullins moving up into 3rd in the race and first u/20. Ruth Jones came through well to come in 12th. Another u/20, Emma Penniston, closed the team in 30th. Just behind was Nicky Morgan in 32nd with Laura Grimer 37th and making a good start to her league season.
In the men’s race, Andy Jakeman continued to impress, leading the team with 7th. Another good run from Michael Moore 22nd, then two u/20s ran very well over the tough 10k - Lloyd Kempson 33rd & Chris Allison 35th. Sean beard closed the team in with 53rd. U/20s Nathan Tweedie 53rd & Callum Reid 129th, again both doing well on this course.
U/11s Matt Church & Sam Oakley both battled well to finish 14th & 16th in a very competitive race.
The U/17 men very well supported again Alex Hampson fought hard to take 2nd place. Billy Mugnier was second man home in 12th. From then on we poured in - Bradley Spurdens 14th, Cameron Marshall 15th, Dan Corrigan 16th, Kurt Smyth 17th & Sam Smith 23rd.
Ending the day was the u/13 girls and leading the team home was Ellie Piccaver in 20th. Just behind Ellie was Paula Naylor & Hana Ray in 21st & 22nd. Florrie Timworth making her debut for the club was 33rd.
In all, 44 athletes made the trip to Corby, with a further 12 competing in school races. Well done to all!