UK Cross Challenge, Sefton Park, Liverpool

14 young athletes travelled to Liverpool to taste top opposition on a fast course with cloudy skies but little wind throughout the morning. It was probably our best set of results as we had three athletes in the top 10 plus another four inside the top 35. Starting fields were around 140 in each race.

Under 11 Girls

Isabelle Kyson started out in the top ten in her 2k race. As the race progressed the lead was changing hands quite a bit with our athlete always in the top four. With 200 metres to run, Isabelle made her charge and overtook the girl in second place and was closing down the leader to lose out in a brilliant 2nd place, just three seconds behind the winner.

Autumn Le Chavelier, the Harlow Primary Year 3 Schools XC champion, had a fine race too. Not going out too fast, she improved her position throughout the closing stages for an excellent 26th from 160 starters, which was a fine performance from probably the youngest competitor in the field, having turned 9 just a month ago.

Canaan Solomon on Olympic Futures Programme

Congratulations to Canaan Solomon, who is on the list, published this week, of 26 athletes selected for the 2019 Olympic Futures Programme.

Defibrillator training: Tuesday December 4th

Having acquired a new defibrillator for the clubhouse, there will be a training session starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4th December in the clubhouse. Training will be provided by 2 trainers led by Eddy of Heartstart Training. Members are welcome to attend.

The session will last approx 2.5 hours and will cover:

·         Choking

·         Recovery Position

·         Basic Life Support

·         Overview of use of Defibrillator

·         Heart Attack

·         Bleeding

So this is a very comprehensive training session which should ensure we are best prepared for any eventualities.

If you could let Terry (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know that you intend to be there, it would help us to estimate numbers.

London Youth Games

Sunny skies and a fairly firm Parliament Hill course greeted our 20 runners who were representing their boroughs - in our case, Waltham Forest or Redbridge. It was a great day for the club as we had three podium placings and a winning team.


The winning U13 Boys team: Redbridge. [Photo: James Geller]

L to R: Reuben Fabian, William Kok, Jimmy Geller, Luca Gormley. Extreme right: Nathan Wright

U11 Girls

Isabelle Kyson, tasting top opposition for the first time, ran a fine race over 1500 metres to place 12th, just  29 seconds behind Lilly Rose from Lambeth. This will give Isabelle confidence as she travels to Liverpool next Saturday for her next race. 170 runners started in this race.

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