Another extremely busy weekend for our athletes with yet again some outstanding individual performances.
24/11/2018 – English Schools Cross Country Cup Finals – (Woodbridge School – Suffolk)
Annie Naylor who is having a superb Cross Country season so far only been beaten once. This was going to be a tough test with some extremely good runners entered and Annie been the younger end of the age group. Annie set of quite conservative here as she usually does and got stronger as the race went on. In around 10th place not much before half way this is when Annie put the burners on and worked her way through the field and ended up coming home in first place 10 seconds ahead of the silver medal. Polly Platts again had another great race to back up her training partner. In a very strong field Polly held her own and finished a very creditable 24th place of of the 149 runners. Katie Smith who has only just stepped up her training over the last few weeks is improving every week and will only get stronger as the Cross Country season continues. Katie helped the Team finish in 5th place overall out of the 27 teams by finishing in 68th place. Well done to Maggie Naylor also who finished in 121st. Great running girls keep up the hard work.
24/11/2018 – Liverpool Cross Challenge including European Trials (Sefton Park)
Cyane Robinson was going in her first Cross Country race of the year. We knew it would be tough here with Cyane been first year Under 20 competing against girls up to two years older. The plan was to go of really hard like we have been doing in training. Unfortunately in the big field Cyane got caught up at the start and found it tough to work through the field. The target was to finish in the top 15 and Cyane wasn’t too far of that coming home in 24th place and with that better start I am pretty confidant we would have made our target. Cyane was 2nd Yorkshire runner home and 4th in the North of England. We will go away and work on a few things now and look forward to the rest of the Cross Country season. Esther Rowe-Towle who has been working extremely hard over the last 4 weeks to get back in to shape went in the Under 17 Girls race. Still not at 100% training we didn’t decide to race until the closing date of the race. Really not knowing what to expect here as we haven’t raced in a good while. Although training has gone well over the last 4 weeks it is totally different to racing. Esther who always gives 110% ran extremely well here to finish a superb 12th place against the countries best runners and Esther still has next year in the age group. Esther was first Yorkshire runner home and 4th in the North of England. Well done girls bring on the rest of the season.
24/11/2018 – Sheffield Senior Schools Cross Country – (Norfolk Park)
Rebecca Evans is having a great season and again showed here the hard work is paying of with another convincing win in the Junior Girls race. Adam Hirst who has struggled with injuries over the last 3 months and hasn’t been able to string even a couple of weeks training together. It was great to see Adam racing again with a solid 3rd place in the Junior Boys race. George Wallace who has been in the mix in all of the schools races ran well again to finish in 4th place in the Year 7 race. Well done everyone.
24/11/2018 – Various Park Runs
Will Platts (Aged 11) who had gone to watch his sister at the English Schools Cup final took advantage and ran the Kesgrave Park Run. Will ran a personal best in a very impressive 19.19 mins and I am sure it won’t be long until he goes under 19 mins. Heather Berry (Age 11) is getting stronger every week and is working extremely hard in training had a super run at the Sheffield Hallam Park run to finish in a very impressive 21.07 mins. Well done to Alfie Ferguson (Age 10) who also set a big personal best at the Hillsborough Park run finishing in 23.51 mins.
25/11/2018 – Nottinghamshire Open Graded Meeting – (EIS)
Well done to Victoria West (Under 20) who came very close to her personal best in both the 60 metres and 300 metres. Keep working hard and we will get these times down.