Staffs County Cross Country Championships 2017 (08/01/2017)

Staffs County Cross Country Championships 2017 Aldersley 7th Jan U20, Senior and Veteran Women

Surprisingly warm and with no wind at all, we were on the fields behind Aldersley Stadium for the annual Championship which is also the trial for the Inter-counties in March. The 1.05 pm race was some 6km or two laps of the larger loop. The ground was soft but really not too muddy. You could call it perfect cross country conditions. The photo includes three U17 lasses, Rae Nicholls (5th), Rosa Lewis (10th), Tia Nicholls (22nd). You may also notice one W&B runner... Photobombers eh!

Just one runner in the under 20's being Dani who scored a pleasing 7th place in 26.00. For Seniors we had Katie Briggs, Sue Davies, Claire Hotchkiss and Sophie Lynch plus in the Veterans Jo Acha, Lynne Hill and Sally Walker. The Vets are allowed to count for the Senior Team prize plus their own Veterans one. We had some success here with Lynn Hill winning the Veterans individual prize and with an overall 5th place in 21.54. It's fairly certain she will be selected for the Inter-counties Senior team. Well done her! We also came third in the Senior team competition with (in addition to Lynne in 5th) Sue 10th 22.33, Sally 18th in 23.30 and Sophie 22nd in 24.12. Packing well were Claire in 25.40, Jo in 28.25, and Katie in 30.52. Overall, a really good team effort!


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Next Saturday we are back at Aldersley for the third leg of the Midlands XC league.