Well done to all our young athletes who took part in the Hampshire Road Race Championships at Cosham on Sunday, many of whom were competing for the club for the first time. We had a huge turnout in the Under-11 race, and several podium finishes :
Millie Burgess 2nd
Tom Grote 2nd
WADAC Girls ‘A’ team 2nd (Millie Burgess 2nd, Amy Porter 10th, Anisha Mathema 12th)
WADAC Boys ‘A’ team 2nd (Tom Grote 2nd, Harry Harvey 4th, James Lewis 5th)
WADAC Boys ‘B’ team 3rd (Reuben Hunter 7th, George Williams 8th, Harry Gaster 9th)
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that despite having 6 of the top 9 finishers in the boys’ race, we still managed to miss out on first place in the team event to a very good performance from Southampton AC’s three runners who finished 1st, 3rd and 6th, thus pipping us by a single point. Well done to them.
There were strong runs also from WADAC team members Phoebe McGee (13th), Victoria Garcia Escobar (14th), Kizzy Rowland-Stevens (16th), Michael Shingleton-Smith (12th), Frank Hancox (14th), Toby Pace (15th), Ben Schofield (16th), Anthony Sheard (17th), Sam Carter (18th) and Charlie Cox (21st).
In the Under-13 relay races, our boys’ trio of Josh Hawke, Louis Browning and Thomas Briggs made a superb team-event debut, and came home with bronze medals, and in the girls’ race, Ellie McErlean ran well but was hindered by having no team-mates, something of a drawback under relay race rules.
Thanks to all of you for representing the Black & Gold so well, let’s see what we can achieve over the next few months with plenty more hard work in training.