Cross country report


Report on the Midland Cross country championship races at Stafford Common.
                                           MIDLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Tory Mobley produced the individual performance of the day for Banbury Harriers in Saturday’s Midland Cross-country championships and an excellent team performance by the under thirteen girl’s again confirmed the talent clubs producing.
 Mobley produced her best performance of the winter on the heavily covered course with snow, ice and also mud in the girl’s under seventeen’s race. She finished strongly over what would normally be a fast course over Stafford Common in an excellent 8th place. Also in the race from the club Riara Woodley who came home in 42nd place from the 100starters.
 Five under thirteen girls started in the field of 140 and each one produced solid performances. The best Oxfordshire’s county champion Tia Williams again came up trumps in 26th place. She will return next year again in this age group and should be a strong contender.
 Next home was Rosie Lord who was taken ill in the county race, this time she also delivered finishing 49th and three places behind her came Emily Thompson. The other two also delivered with Flora Ayres finishing 62nd and Issy Pougatch 70th to give the club 6th place overall of the twenty five teams.
 The senior race saw Oxon County champion Fran Briscoe in Coventry Godiva colours finish third of the close to two hundred starters. Ros Kelling again belittled the younger runners to finish a brilliant 54th and behind also running well Caitlin Bradley in 74th place.
 Two boys ran in the under fifteen’s Gregor Kelling finished 64th of the 100 plus starters and under thirteen year old Blaine Carpenter 53rd of also 100 plus.

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