Wessex League Cross-Country
Race 5 took place at Swindon on the 9th February. The WAC teams were blighted with illness and injury this time, which seriously depleted our numbers. Unfortunately we lost a few runners who had previously been ever-presents. As you know, all those team members who run in all the league race will be awarded a fidelity award. We are hoping to have an end of season presentation, details of which are yet to be confirmed, but it is hoped that this might take place at Christchurch Ski Centre. Full details of this will be announced once we have the results from the final race in Dorchester. Those still on course for fidelity awards are Neil Hopkinson, Daryl Davies, Ian Lyster, Amanda Bailey and Frank Bailey (who has run in all the under-11 races which do not have recorded results).
The results for the races were as follows:
Seniors male Seniors female
28th Matt Hopkins 34.58 16th Jill Harsent 25.55
40th Neil Hopkinson 37.11 18th Lee Longmore 27.54
44th Ian Kennedy 39.18 23rd Tilaye Bailey 29.12
Under 17 male Under 17 female
7th Daryl Davies 19.55
12th Ian Lyster 26.01
Under 15 male Under 15 female
9th Tim Shakespeare 16.38 2nd Amanda Bailey 9.54
Just 10 runners in all. The ladies team finished 6th in the team rankings. Amanda continues to show impressive form, while the under-17 boys had their best ever race finishing 3rd team. Tim also ran well but unfortunately we failed to field a complete under-15 boys team (the first time this happened). The mens team finished 12th. It was an enjoyable course with some serious mud in places and quite a steep climb. Well done to all of you.
South of England Athletics Association Cross Country Championships, Bicton, Devon 25th January 2003
The under-15 boys team ran well at Bicton where they raced against the best cross-country runners in the south of England. The team finished 13th overall. We had great weather and it was a good course. Their times were as follows:
90th Tom Rushton 15.32
98th Daryl Davies 15:42
112th Tim Shakespeare 16.13
134th Joe Clark 17.45
The date for the remaining race in the series is 9th March at Dorchester. It is a fairly local race for us, so lets finish the season with a flourish and a big turnout.
CROSS-COUNTRY TRAINING SESSIONS
A reminder that the next session will start from QE Leisure Centre at 10.00 to finish at about 11.30 on Saturday 2nd March, 8 days before the next cross-country race COME AND JOIN US! This session is intended for all age groups and abilities. We covered a distance of 4-5 miles I hope that you will be able to make this next session.
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