Leics & Rutland County AAAs Championships : Bosworth Park - Jan 8th
Once again we had an excellent day taking 6 of the 8 individual titles in the youngsters races and in addition to that we had four winning teams which underlines that we that we are clearly the leading Leicestershire club across the U13/U15/U17andU20 age groups.
Added to that, the Mens Masters repeated their dominant performance of 2010 winning their event by a large margin and the Senior Ladies 3rd team placing was further evidence that the club is moving forward.
Amy Griffiths won the U15 Girls race followed by Mari Smith and Freya Vincent defended her U17 title from April Beeby - a one-two in both races for Coritanians!
Lucy Crookes made it a hat trick winning the Junior Womens event and also placed 5th in the combined Senior/Junior race
It was success all the way for the boys with Sam Elliott leading home a quartet of Coritanian U13s and Xander Tansey winning the U15 race. This was followed by a one-two-three at U17 level as Jake Kench won from Stef Ashman and James Nutt. All of this underlines the great progress that we have made on the boys front over the past two years.
There were wins for the Mens Masters team, the U13 and U17 Boys, alongwith the U15 and U20 Girls.
Jake Kench, Stef Ashman and James Nutt dominated the U17 Boys race from start to finish and despite not scoring for the team Jonny Monk's excellent 5th place augers well for the Midland Championships at the end of the month when it's 4 to count.
The U13 Boys continued their great early season form filling no less than 6 of the first 7 places! Sam Elliott led the way as he controled the race throughout and a super 2nd place run from Luke Beeby was rewarded with a team gold as he held off a strong challenge from Ben Dijkstra in the finishing straight. He in turn was closely followed by Alfie Thompson in 4th.
Amy Griffiths was back to her best form with a convincing win in the U15 Girls race and with Mari Smith digging in for 2nd and Livvy Tansey very solid in 5th the destiny of the team gold medals was never in doubt. There was also good backup from Rachel Borrows whose 7th place showed that the team will have the necessary depth when it's 4 to score at Leamington.
Louisa Monk and Emma Brown gave Lucy Crookes great support as our Junior Women won their first County AAAs title for many years. With quality and strength in depth following on right through from U11 to U17 this bodes very well for the future!
In addition to that were second places for the U13 Girls and the U15 Boys and the first medal in many years at Senior Ladies level as they finished third.