The final race in the three-match league took place last week. With over 24 schools sending teams, ranging from under 11's to under 15's, nearly 400 competitors took part in the event each week. The first two races were held at our cross-country course at Claybury Park with the final league match at Ashton Playing Fields (on the grass perimeter) so that the awards ceremony could take place in our club house.
Having won the England Athletics London Regional Award as the Official of the Year, Kevin Diedrick was put forward for the England Athletics national awards. At the ceremony in Birmingham last Saturday, Kevin duly won and became National Official of the Year. Many congratulations to Kevin for the well-deserved award.
Kevin with his London Region award a few weeks ago
England Athletics website states:
Kevin Diedrick is a Field Judge who started officiating in 1999, since then he has progressed to National Level 4 and undertaken his CMA. He’s now often utilised by UKA / EA / SEAA as Referee, NTD, and Technical Manager.
What a difference a year makes - last year sunny and 25 degrees, this year wet and about 12 degrees. Whatever the weather, this seems to make no difference to our runners.
We had team wins in the Under 13 Girls and Junior Men whilst the U13 Boys placed 3rd and there was an improved result for our Junior Women who were 4th. On the individual front there were wins for Abigail Reid (Under 13 Girls)and Ben Sloan (Under 17 Men), whilst Tilly Major (Under 13 Girls, Jimmy Geller (Under 15 Boys) and Kezia Beeton (Under 15 Girls) all placed 2nd, and Danny Raymond (Under 15 Boys)and Miya Maeda (Under 15 Girls) placed 3rd.
Racing to victory: Ben Sloan (photo: Sally Chapman)
Under 13 Girls