!!! U11Boys Retain Championship !!! North Mids X/C League

The final race of the North Midlands cross country league took place at Woolaton Park on saturday 14th January 2017.

Both U11 teams put in their best team results of the series in ideal conditions over the 1 mile course.

Last year in a combined event Saffron U11’s won the series, this year the event was split into a girls and boys race, complete with separate league tables.

The Boys rose to the top of the standings early in the series and secured 1st position after the final race.


U11 Boys
Team Overall Position             race 1    race 2   race 3   race 4
1 Saffron AC                        127       32          38         33         24
2 Derby                                146       29          57         35         25
3 Amber Valley & E  AC     150       20          57         50         23
4 Leicester Coritanians     204      50          66         41         47
5 Nene Valley                      243      58          57         62         66

In the Girls races, the team applied themselves, and without the same strength in numbers fought hard in every race to secure 3rd position.


U11 Girls
Team Overall Position             race 1    race 2     race 3     race 4
1 Derby                                   125    42          32           30           21
2 Amber Valley & E  AC        132    25          45           31            31
3 Saffron AC                           158    44          41           42           31
4 Nene Valley                         207   66          31           52           58

Individually athletes had to compete in all four races of the season. Poppy Adkin finished in joint top position on points scored but was given second position in the series on count back. She was supported by Eve Rowley in 9th place and Mya Acharya in 10th place overall.

Kye Clarke-Myers finished 4th in the boys standings, supported by Ryan Morris who by completing all four races of the series finished in 10th place.

A special shout out to Isa Murdey who has featured in 3 out of 4 of the U13 girls races. She has had to race on her own on the last race at each event, hours after the U11 races are finished, she has made progress race by race and finished in her best position at Woolaton a credible 18th place. Well done Isa.

I know I managed to speak to all the athletes on the day and thank them for their efforts throughout the series. I would like to sign off with thanks to all the coaches who have worked with these athletes getting them ready for each race, and the parents for their commitment to get the athletes to training and races in all weathers.


Link to official results page

Pictures in the Gallery