L&R X/C County Champs

IMG_2447The Leicestershire and Rutland County Championships was held at Rotherby Farm on Saturday 6th January.

It was a cold and wet day early on but it cleared up leaving a sticky, muddy course for the athletes to contend with and contend they did!

Elise Robinson won the U13 girls race with ease from Madeline Mayes (Corby AC) and the two of them surged ahead from the gun to comfortably lead the field. Poppy Adkin, being bottom aged U13 had a fantastic run to follow Elsie home in 8th place and Eleanor Harwood finished in 16th place for the team to win the bronze medal.

The U13 boys packed fantastically well to ensure they won the silver medal on the day with Alex Keeble taking the individual bronze medal, Ash Butler close behind in 4th place and Robert Wardlaw in 7th place.

Being one short for a team in the U17 girls race was a little frustrating as they would certainly have claimed a medal on the day. Emma Richards had a fantastic race to take the silver individual medal with Hannah Ord also having a wonderful race to just finish outside the medals in 4th place.

Like the U17 girls, the U20 women missed out on a team medal too but Jordan Waine won the individual gold medal and Megan Rowley was 5th.

Full results:

U13 girls

Team – Bronze medal

Elsie Robinson (1)

Poppy Adkin (8)

Eleanor Harwood (16)

McKenzie Smith-Byrne (17)

Eve Rowley (29)


U13 boys

Team – Silver medal

Alex Keeble (3)

Ash Butler (4)

Robert Wardlaw (7)

Sam Wright (14)

Kye Clarke-Myers (16)


U15 girls

Naomi Clarke-Myers (14)

Ysa Murdey (16)


U15 boys

Tom Gibbons (14)

Kian Traynor (15)


U17 girls

Emma Richards (2)

Hannah Ord (4)


U17 boys

Jack Hurst (9)


U20 girls

Jordan Waine (1)

Megan Rowley (5)


Link to official results page

Race report by Rob Griffiths.