WMYA XC League Round 3 Report (18/12/2016)

Sam Hale has sent in the following report from last weekend's young athletes cross country league race.

Round 3 of the WMYACCL Sunday 11th December, Perry Park
After the hills of  Warley woods Perry Park is a very flat and fast course. The weather was mild and it was a pleasure to be outside. Once again it was a great turnout from the Tipton Juniors and there was some really good running despite a number of our athletes suffering from various ailments.  After 3 rounds Tipton is 10th  of 20 teams in the overall team results. Well done to you all.
 
First up were our under 17 women . Great running from Beth Walker to finish 12th with a fantastic finish .The other 3 team members battled it out all the way to the line  with Rosa Lewis 26th, Eve Mulvaney 27th and Amelia Caddick 28th. Well done girls. Team 5th
 
130  under 11 boys ran in the next race. Three this time for Tipton. First back was Tom Lucas, 66th, first timer Klay Fellows was 84th and Kavan Fletcher 103rd. Good running boys.  Team 16th
 
It’s great to see a full under 17 mens team finishing 8th this time. Richard Lewis was first back 28th, then Reece Fletcher 32nd  and Jack Lee 46th.
 
 Great to see ten Tipton Harriers run in under 11 girls race. Strong running from Sarah Dudley 22nd, Claire Parker 27th, Mya Woodward 33rd, Grace Marnell 58th, Sophie Banks 61st, Autumn Stokes 71st, Shaya- Anais Lewis 77th, Tyler Rickards 98th, Megan Judge 99th and Niamh Hennessy 113th. Well done girls
Team 6th
 
Great team running from the under 15 boys to finish 3rd team. Andrew Prole was first for Tipton 23rd, the came Dylan Wooton26th, Lynden Hunt 27th( improving 19 places), Alex Parker 30th( up 5 places), Haydn Watson 45th and Will Jones 46th.
 
Our very strong under 13 girls team were out next. First back was Navanjot Sandhu in a very impressive 15th, not far behind Alex Westbury 20th, Phoebe Clark 37th, Jessie walker 42nd, Jade Charlton72nd, Rosa Shadforth – Groucutt 75th, Isobel Eagle 91st, Felicity Lee 101st.
Team 5th
 
it was a tough start for our under 13 boys with lots of jostling on the crowded start line. Tom Bentley ran well to finish 8th our highest position of the day. Massive improvement  this season from Joseph Lewis to finish 26th (up 9 places), followed by Michael Banks 58th, Ben Lucas 60th (up 20 places), Jack Cunningham 77th and Cameron Lomax 80th. Great running lads.
Team 5th
 
Last up were the under 15 girls. Savannah Causer ran really well to finish 11th. Bella Fantom was 55th, Alexia Bennett- Cordy ( improving 19 places) , Megan Whincup 65th. Wiktoria Matysiak 73rd, Katie Bevan 83rd and Abbie Judge 91st. Great effort girls.
Team 9th