What a great start to the season we had, a dry and warm day with conditions muddy under foot, what more can you ask for?
We had 20 juniors competing at Guiseley in this maiden event of the West Yorkshire XC league and they did us proud producing some fantastic results. On show for all to see was maximum effort and great teamwork across all the age groups. For many it was their first attempt at a competitive event and with experience gained, they will no doubt learn and grow stronger.
With such an impressive start to the season and another race in just a few weeks, that grit and determination shown puts us in a great position to build upon those team points and individual performances.
Under 11 Boys: (5th Team)
Winning time 4:43
4th Henry McFarlane 4:56, 26th Hael-Castiel Ecctric-Waterman 5:33, 29th Riley Moxon 5:37, 36th Arthur Gibbs 5:45, 51st Zachary Doran 6:25
Under 11 Girls
Winning time 4:54
17th Naya Hanson 5:59
Under 13 Girls: (4th Team)
Winning time 6:39
20th Annabelle McFarlane 7:33, 22nd Bethan Morris 7:36, 35th Florence Gibbs 8:01, 37th Harri Sheehan 8:07, 43rd Paradice-Bou Waterman 8:21, 45th Emily Coulson 8:25, 49th Soraya Thomas 8:55
Under 15 Girls
Winning time 10.19
28th Florence Jones 11:58, 33rd Isobel Coulson 12:11
Under 15 Boys: 7th team
Winning time 12:41
39th Avan Sinha 14:44, 35th Wilf Hutton-Cornish 16:52, 36th Joey McLaughlan 17:47,
Under 17 Ladies
Winning time 14:18
27th Sophie Mayes 18:43
Under 17 Men
Winning time 16:59
16th Sam Wiliams 19:16, 24th Jack Sunderland 20:09
Junior/Senior XC report
Both the ladies and men finished teams in their races with a highlight being from Katie, who just missed out on victory to rival Becky Penty. Julia was an excellent 6th (1st V40) with Claire a solid 16th (2nd V40), completing the team was Di in 62nd (3rd V65), without whom we wouldn’t have finished a team.
Jun/Sen Ladies: 5th Team
Winning time 19:15
2nd Katie Walshaw (2nd V35) 19:16, 6th Julia Jagger (1st V40) 20:21, 15th Claire Leaver-Hewitt 21:15, 62nd Diane Baldwin (3rd V65) 26:43
In the men’s race, a welcome return to the club was Richard finishing in a superb in 12th position, followed home by Phil, Adam, James, Chris and Leighton. Special mention must be made about Leighton who was running his first cross country and without him we wouldn’t of finished a team, well done to all runners.
Jun/Sen Men: 12th Team
Winning time 28:59
12th Richard Anderson 32:14, 56th Phil Hewitt (4th V35) 36:18, 81st Adam Sunderland (6th V50) 38:18, 98th James Washington (13th V45) 39:13, 103rd Chris Beadle (12th V50) 39:32, 140th Leighton Moxon (15th V35) 47:22