Super Silver for U17 women at National Cross Country Relays!The U17 women came away with another National medal at the ECCA National Cross Country Relays at Mansfield yesterday. The trio of Mari Smith, Ella Shirley and Caelidh Ross had fantastic runs to claim the prize. With both Mari and Caelidh making it into the top 10 of the fastest leg times.
Mari ran a fantastic first leg to hand over to Ella in 2nd place with her time of 8:50.65 over the 2.5km course and her time placed her as the 4th quickest time of the day in this age group. With the pressure of heading off the chasing pack, Ella had a great run to hand over to Caelidh in 5th place with her time of 9:43.75. Caelidh hunted down the leaders and snatched the silver medal away from Millfield School in the closing metres of the race. Her time of 9:02.85 was the 10th quickest individual leg time and was enough for the trio to come away with the silver medal.
The U15b team narrowly missed out on a medal after finishing in 4th place and just 5 seconds behind Aldershot, Farnham & District. Alfie Thompson, Josh West and Ben Dijkstra were disappointed not to medal but it was still a very creditable performance from the youngsters with Ben taking the 2nd fastest individual leg on the 2k course with his time of 6:18.00.
Finishing just outside of the top 10 fastest individual leg times was Jordan Waine U15g whose time of 7:14.75 for the 2k race placed her in 11th.
'A' team 25:01.70 30th place - Neve Grimes (9) 7:35.25, Grace Smith (11) 8:24.30, Chloe Bubb (30) 9:02.15
'B' Team (incomplete) Rosie Low (90) 9:16.65, Emma Gasciogne (79) 9:08.00
'A' Team 24:32.40 47th place - Jordan Waine (6) 7:14.75, Megan Rowley (24) 8:23.55, Chloe Foster (47) 8:54.10
'B' Team (incomplete) Georgia Smith (103) 9:09.25
'A' Team 20:14.15 4th place - Alfie Thompson (12) 6:40.25, Josh West (16) 7:15.90, Ben Dijkstra (4) 6:18.00
'B' Team 21:05.05 16th place - Matt Griffiths (14) 6:41.40, Pascal Bouttier-Butler (5) 6:56.75, Harry Freeman (16) 7:26.90
'C' Team 23:53.50 76th place - Oliver freer (83) 7:41.85, Edward Thomas (77) 8:00.40, Alfie Lowe (76) 8:11.25
U17 Women 2.5k
'A' Team 27:37.25 2nd place - Mari Smith (2) 8:50.65, Ella Shirley (5) 9:43.75, Caelidh Ross (2) 9:02.85
'B' Team (incomplete) Lucille Rostron (62) 12:07.95, Mikela Gilmore (52) 11:44.55
U17 Men 3k
'A' Team 29:50.45 15th place - James Hatton (19) 9:39.45, Tom Loring (12) 9:46.65, Luke Beeby (15) 10:24.35
'B' Team (incomplete) Cameron Smith 10:29.00, Amrik Gill 10:30.00
Junior Men 3k
'B' Team 30:55.10 46th place - Will Rawlinson (70) 10:17.85, Sam Kenmore (57) 10:41.45, Harry Thompson (46) 9:55.80
'A' Team 31:14.60 48th place - Phil Maddocks (72) 10:25.20, Harry Short (58) 10:36.05, David Robertson (48) 10:13.35
Senior Women 3k
'A' Team (incomplete) - April Beeby (59) 12:21.45, Chloe Morris (46) 12:14.85
Senior Men 5K
'A' Team 1:13:10.35 65th place - Dan Allison (77) 17:36.55, Matt Poynton (76) 18:26.15, Simon Cotton (65) 18:11.10, Dave Pearce (65) 18:56.45
'B' Team 1:16:49.65 94th place - Elliott Hart (110) 18:35.50, Andy Hart (111) 19:38.15, Craig Austin (108) 19:37.90, Derek Guess (94) 18:58.10