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Wotton Under Edge. Sunday 9th December Again the weather was good for the time of the year and although undulating in parts there were no major climbs but there were quite a few twists and turns that could catch runners out. In the U11 boys competition Michael Astor again lead for most of the race but took a wrong turn and by the time he noticed, he reed the field towards the back of the field finishing in 42nd place.
Such a shame as if he had won the race it would have guaranteed him 1st place overall. Lucas Hartley had one of his best starts to a race so far, leading over the first metres keeping him well out of trouble, finally finishing in 6th place, best position so far. Ned Harrison ran a storming race finishing just behind Lucas in 9th place, a massive improvement on 22nd place in his last race. Alfie Sansom and William Chalmers have been taking part in the extra training sessions and seem to be benefitting. Alfie managed an excellent 19th place and William 35th, their best finishing positions were 34th and 50th, great improvement.
The team finished the day in 3rd place and are currently 3rd overall with one race to go. Grace ran well for 30th and Bella Harrison, who was probably the youngest in the race started at the very back and gradually moved up to 32nd place moving up 20 places through the race, very impressive and a massive talent for the future. Kian Dee, 5th, Jonathan Cook 18th, Edward Jones 26th and Wilf Harrison 29th, all managed their best positions, so far in the league, in the U13 boys competition.
Their best positions were 15th, 23rd, 44th and 43rd. This has moved them up to 5th place overall from 9th place in the 1st round, extremely well done. It is a shame that this was the first time we managed a full team in the U13 girls as all four girls put in strong performances. Ella Gray led the girls home in 15th place with Maite Capper Close behind in 16th.
They were well supported by Abigail Barnett in 23rd and Isabel Dennett in 30th. Kiya Dee and sister Taya are back to their best with a superb 1st and 3rd place. Kiya beat a Gloucestershire AC runner who beat her in the round and Taya moved up 5 places from the last round. Helena West again ran well for 13th place bringing the girls home in 3rd place on the day.
They were also well supported by Isobel Barnett in 18th and Heidi Mundinano in 20th. The girls are currently in 2nd place overall and there is a slight chance of 1st if they run really well in the last round. Tom Williamson was our sole runner in the U15 boys and did well for 14th especially as he has missed a great deal of training through the summer and will surely move further up if he trains regularly. Jake Astor has always had the natural ability to be a great runner and over the last year has worked hard with his training and this season has a great chance of winning the U17 boys competition overall.
He went off a little too fast on the day but still held on to 3rd place and more importantly beating his nearest contender who finished 5th on the day but was 1st in the round. Emily Field again put in a strong performance for 3rd in the U17 girls competition and if she runs well in the last round should come away with 3rd overall. Gabby Jones again put in a strong performance for 3rd in the U20 girls competition and is also almost guaranteed 3rd place overall.
St Edwards School. Friday 9th November The venue is often used for School Cross Country events and is a demanding course with a steep hill section that has to be completed at least once, depending on the age group, very tough. The top twelve finishers in each age group then qualify for the Gloucestershire Schools Finals. Isabel Dennett came 62nd with a strong run.
Both girls are only year 8 so expect even higher positions next year. With Isobel turning her ankle during the race and Heidi suffering a bad cold they still managed to finish in 14th and 22nd respectively, they were also the youngest in their age groups and Isobel may also make the finals as a reserve. In the boys race Barney Hall did extremely well for 52nd place despite missing training throughout the summer due to other commitments. Charlton Park Saturday 3rd November The forecast at the beginning of the week did not sound to promising with the possibility of high winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Oscar but fortunately the forecast changed and although a little breezy the weather was nice and dry.
The undulating course takes in the picturesque grounds of Charlton Park and this year the conditions were much better than last year when it was extremely muddy in parts. The race was again well supported by Bourton Roadrunner Juniors with over 20 juniors taking part.
The under 11 boys was the first race, with Michael Astor taking his first win with a brilliant run, and more importantly, beating the runner who won the round.
If this form continues he will have a great chance of winning the league. Lucas Hartley who is a year younger, ran his best race to date, with a very impressive 7th place, but also beating a of runners who finished above him in the last round. This should give him great confidence for the next round. Arthur Quli was the next runner home bringing the first team home in 2nd place on the day. Arthur has missed a great deal of training due to other commitments so 24th place was very good and sure will get even better over the coming races.
These runners were well supported by a group of younger runners including Alfie Sansom, 34th who moved up a few places from the last round, Toby Luff who missed the start of the race but still battled his way back for 51st, closely followed by William Chalmers in 52nd. If this form continues the team have a great chance of winning a County Medal at the end of the Competition. With Bella Harrison away on holiday Grace Barrington Cramp was our sole runner in the U11 girls and again ran strongly for 25th overall. This is her first year in the Competition and if she continues to train regularly will certainly move up the field.
Kian Dee was our first runner home in the U13 boys in 15th place competition with a very solid run, finishing very strongly over the last quarter of the race. George Quli was close on his heals with another fine run for 20th, followed by Jonathan Cook in 30th who has improved greatly from last season through hard work and determination. Edward Jones enjoyed this course last year and again performed well for 44th moving up from 56th in the last round. Dominic Luff was not far behind for 50th and Arlen Hartley 53rd also moved up a few places from the last round.
In the U13 girls competition Abigail Barnett moved up a few places from the last round for 21st and Isabel ran extremely well for 36th place. Both girls did extremely well especially as Abigail has struggled with a few injury niggles, which hopefully are now behind her, and Isabel has struggled a little in training but this was certainly not the case on the day. Kiya and Taya Dee missed the last round due to the British Cross Challenge falling on the same day, so they were both a strong addition to the U15 girls team. Kiya started off strongly by leading the race but then suffered with her breathing but still bravely held on for 2nd overall.
Taya also ran well for 8th despite suffering a little from stitch. These put the girls team into a very good 2nd place on the day and if they do well in the next two rounds, a great chance of an individual and team, County Medal. Jake Astor continued as he left off in the 1st round with an excellent 3rd place in the U17 boys race and Robbie Hughes had another solid run 5th in the U20 boys. Both boys doing especially well as both have only just moved up to these age groups.
Emily Field was extremely happy with her 3rd place in the U17 girls, with one of her best performances to date and Gabby Jones ran well for 4th in the U20 girls despite again suffering stitch in the later stages of the race. Other News for October. Both boys ran extremely well over a scenic undulating multi-terrain course with Jake winning the race overall and despite his young age Michael managing 5th. Jake came 6th and Michael 8th both beating their time by almost two minutes.
Kiya Dee managed to win the junior 2. Brother Kian also did very well for 10th. Very impressive. The course was quite undulating with a long steady climb through a wooded area that was quite demanding and many narrower sections that made it difficult to pass the runners in front. The U11 girls was the first race and also the first time that Grace Barrington-Cramp and Bella Harrison had run in the league. Both girls ran really well with Grace who is still only nine years old managing 14th and Bella who is only seven managing 24th out of 46 runners. For the first part of the race Bella was 2nd from the back but was so strong over the remainder of the race that she overtook over 20 runners, very impressive for her age.
Michael made a good start and was jostling for 1st place throughout the race and just missed out at the end for 2nd place. Pretty sure that a 1st place is not too far away. Lucas did not have the greatest start but gradually made his way though the field for a very good 12th place and in future races with more experience is certainly going to move up. Ned Harrison ran very strongly for 22nd place, leading the 1st team home in 3rd place only 6 points behind 2nd.
Arthur Quli ran strongly for 30th and Alfie Sansom, Toby Luff and William Chalmers who are all only 8 years old and some of the youngest runners in the race all did very well with Alfie coming 37th, Toby 43rd and William 50th, bringing the 2nd team home in 9th place.
As with the U11 girls, Bourton also only had two runners in the U13 girls, and therefore one runner short to make a team which was a shame. George showed his experience pacing himself well and overtaking Jonathan in the later stages for 20th. Wilf 43rd was the third runner home bringing the 1st team home in 9th with Dominic 54th, Edward Jones 56th and Arlen Hartley bringing the 2nd team home in 14th. If these runners continue to train regularly they will certainly move up.
Heidi Mundinano has been working extremely hard with her training leading to her best finish yet in an excellent 11th place in the U15 girls. Helena West and Isobel Barnett both ran strongly for 14th and 17th bringing the girls team home in 4th place. Tom Williamson has missed a great deal of summer training but still had a good run for 21st in the U15 boys and will certainly move up if he trains regularly. Over the last year Jake Astor has taken his training far more seriously and with his natural ability he is starting to reap the rewards.
Despite only just moving up to the U17 age group he managed 2nd place only 6 seconds behind 1st. Chedworth 2. Sunday 16th September The Chedworth 2.
As in years this was part of the Bourton Roadrunners Junior Race Champ Series and again was well supported by its junior runners. Both courses are undulating and quite demanding, mostly Cross Country and a good warm up for the up coming Cross Country Season.Local hotties Bourton-on-the-Water
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