Saturday 1 November 2014
Andy Heyes got the men’s team off to an excellent start, winning the opening leg and running the fastest time of the day. Andy sat behind the leading group on the first lap and then moved away on the final lap to win in 14:51.75 over the 5k course. Matt Hobbs ran well under pressure, coming home 18th in 16:55.30. Dave Archer looked strong and ran hard over the last lap to move up to 15th in 16:28.65. Adam Dyson also looked strong on the last lap, bringing the team home in 17th in 17;17.50.
Nicola Squires put the team in 18th on the opening leg of the women’s race with a time of 10:25.80. Hattie Dean continued her return to fitness with a strong run to finish 14th in 10:58.95. Hannah Whitelam continued her good form, bringing the team home in 21st in 11:52.65.
Connor Milnes led off the U20M team in a very competitive opening leg, finishing 30th in 9:19.20. Josh Walton ran well on the 2nd leg to finish 34th in 10:19.35. Tom Bains ran a strong final leg to gain 10 places and finish 24th in 9:12.35.
Charlotte Slack was 30th on the opening leg of the U20W team in 9:44.45. Ellie Crownshaw moved through the field to finish in 22nd in 9:49.30.
Cameron Bell worked hard on the first leg of the U17M race to finish 22nd in 9:38.75. Tom Slack covered the 3k course in 10:55.30 for 44th and Jack Crownshaw ran the final leg to finish 45th in 10:52.20.
With the team having to be reorganised on the day due to illness, the U17W A team finished a very creditable 13th. Mary McCarthy continued her good start to the winter season coming home 18th on the opening leg in 9:15.65. Lilly Fletcher ran a very positive race, working hard up the hill, to finish 12th in 9:36.00. Caitlin Tevendale produced a determined run to bring the team home in 13th in 10:06.15.
Ruby Knight was 58th in 10:24.60 on the opening leg for the U17W B team with Imani Wilson moving through to 37th in 9:58.40 on the second leg.
David Lewis was 68th on the opening leg for the U15B in 7:16.40.
Saskia Hexham led of the U15G team, finishing 56th in 7:59.70. Caitlin Harris was 68th in 8:42.45 and Aimee Hill gained 3 places on the final leg to bring the team home in 65th in 8:27.20.
Taylor Hill got the U13B team off to an excellent start, finishing 3rd on the opening leg in 6:46.85 and running the 3rd fastest time of the day. Victor Baycroft did well to come home 7th in 7:46.70 and Charlie Goacher ran well on the final leg to finish 16th in 7:48.70. Jakob Ryan was 91st on the opening leg for the B team (no time recorded).
Tati Wilson led off the U13G A team, finishing 84th in 8:38.30. Jodie Hill stormed through the field to move up to 42nd in 7:55.85 on the second leg. Eve Crownshaw also produced a strong run to move the team up to 28th with 7:58.30.
Ellie Rogers was 91st on the opening leg for the B team with a time of 8:47.20. Laura Trask moved up to 64th with 8:33.40 and Holly Booker gained 6 places to bring the team home in 58th in 8:41.95.
The report from the Star can be found here.