Final league race WMYACCL – Pingles Stadium, Nuneaton

It was the final race of the West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League on Sunday, Kate Williams reports.


Some great team and individual performances from the Tipton Harriers Juniors in the final race of the WMYACCL.  

In the under 11 girls race, Layla Williams stormed home to her 5th victory making her the overall U11 girls league champion.  This is the first time a Tipton athlete has won all five league races since 1999 when Phil Nicholls ran as an under 15.

Also in the under 11 girl’s race were Aimee Whitehouse finishing in 35th, Keirie Fellows 43rd, Lily Allen 86th, Harriet Thompson 89th, Mya Beardsworth 90th and Grace Scott in 94th place.  This is the first competitive season for these young runners so the future is looking good for these young whippets.

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In the under 17 women’s race Jade Charlton led the team home in 3rd position, which was enough to secure Jade 2nd individual overall.   Amelia Harrison finished 13th and Evie Tromans finished in 15th position, enabling the team to achieve an amazing 2nd place overall in the league series.  Also racing in the U17 women were Mya Woodward in 19th place, Jessie Walker in 20th place and Rosa Shadforth-Groucutt in 32nd place.

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The under 15 boys came a fantastic 3rd team overall in the series.  Tom Lucas was the first athlete back in the under 15 boys in 8th position.  Klay Fellows finished 15th, Will Evans 35th, Luke Bailey 36th, Kane Salmon-Hodges 44th, Tyler Kendrick 48th,  Zak Lindop 51st, Thomas Hynes-Oughton 52nd, Elliott Boden 53rd, Harrison Postles 62nd and Ben Marsh 63rd.

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Abbie Harris finished 12th place in the under 13 girls, which is her highest position of the series. Mia Fanton finally rediscovered her running mojo and finished a superb 25th place. Olivia Emms and Olivia Postles finished 50th and 61st respectively.

In the under 13 boys Jake Harding finished 27th and Jack Beardsworth finished 53rd , which was the highest position of the series for them both.

Cerys Brook ran a superb race in the under 15 girls to finish in 11th place, supported by Sophie Brookes in 65th place.

In the under 11 boys race Jay Lindop and Evan Carvill, finished 23rd and 31st respectively.  Well done to them both for turning out to compete in all five races of the league.

The under 17 men’s team was led home by Cameron Lomax in 10th place, securing him 9th overall in the league series.  Seth Avery finished 27th in his first race back after injury and Korey Hazelwood finished in 35th position.

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