On a Very wet and rainy Saturday at Berry Hill park in Mansfield, all of the countries top athletes came together to compete at the National Cross-Country Relays.
After winning the Midland road relays and coming second at the National road relays our under 15 girls were looking to continue that run with getting a medal at the cross-country relays. They started off with Poppy Adkin (8.10) coming across the line in 41st place, she was not happy with that position, but she gave 100% effort on a very wet and demanding cross-country course. Eve Rowley then moved them up to 33rd place in a time of 8.33 and she again was not happy with her time. Elsie Robinson then moved them up to an impressive 11th place,just outside the top ten in a time of 7.36. All the girls gave it there best effort, but on the day it did’nt quite happen, but they are still one of the top teams in the country.
Our under 15 girls B team came in 64th place, with a great run from Sophie Dunbobbin on first leg in a time of 7.58 and this was her first run out for the club. She was backed up by McKenzie Smith-Bynre 8.49 and Eleanor Harwood 10.07. Unfortunetly Olivia Carey-Peacher lost her timing chip before the start of the race and did not get a finishing time for her leg in the C team.
The under 13 girls all ran well, but we did not have a full team. Mya Acharya on first leg ran 9.12 and Megan Hughes on leg two ran 9.21.
In the under 13 boys race, Josh Adkin continues to impress in his first season for the club and ran 7.28 on leg one, Josh Pegg on leg two 8.29 and Kai Bolsover on last leg brining the team across the line in 57th place.
Lachlan Finch blasted round the course on first leg in a time of 7.09, Sam Wright on leg two ran 7.45 and Danney-Ray Murdey ran a solid third leg in 9.29.
Our only under 20 boy Jack Hurst ran a tremendous first leg in a time of 10.33
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