L&R County X/C Championships



Thick mud was the order of the day at the Leicestershire & Rutland County Cross Country Championships at Burbage Common on Saturday but this didn’t stop Jordan Waine claiming the silver medal in the U17 women’s race despite the atrocious conditions. Caitlin Roper also made the podium by following Jordan home in 3rd place and the team won the silver medal overall when Megan Rowley finished in 9th place.


Having only just turned 11 and being a bottom aged athlete in the U13 girls race, Elsie Robinson had an absolutely stunning race to finish just outside of the medals in 4th place. Overall the team picked up the bronze medal with Eva Walters in 14th place and Etta Magill in 15th place.


Gold was the reward for the U20 women’s team whose race was combined with the Senior and Veteran women. So a brilliant 4th place for Mikela Gilmore was the start of the charge with Fiona Brown and Charlie Preston packing well to finish in 6th and 8th places respectively.


Not to be outdone, Emma Richards was the first scoring member of the U15 girl’s team in 4th place. Following closely behind and packing well were Hannah Ord in 5th place and Rhea Cooper in 8th place.

Full results:

U13 boys

Dougie Low 19th place 16:57

U20 women

Mikela Gilmore 4th place 32:54
Fiona Brown 6th place 34:23
Charlie Preston 8th place 41:33

Team – 1st place 18 points

U17 women

Jordan Waine 2nd place 24:03
Caitlin Roper 3rd place 25:10
Megan Rowley 9th place 28:52
Alex West 10th place 29:58

Team – 2nd place 14 points

U15 girls

Emma Richards 4th place 18:12
Hannah Ord 5th place 18:18
Rhea Cooper 8th place 18:46
Zena Challenger 10th place 19:09
Chloe Bubb 14th place 21:01
Josie Wood 16th place 22:33

Team – 2nd place 17 points

U13 girls

Elsie Robinson 4th place 15:04
Eva Walters 14th place 16:29
Etta Magill 15th place 16:47
Sammy Dyson 24th place 18:15
Ysa Murdey 25th place 18:25
Naomi Clarke-Myers 28th place 18:45
Daisy Low 29th place 18:48

Team 3rd place – 33 points

Photos in the Gallery

Race report by Rob Griffiths

Individual results link

Team results link