Ronnie Sparke finished 83rd at the World Junior CC Championships today in Amman, Jordan. He was the 2nd GB finisher. His teammates were: Tom Farrell (Border AC, 58), James Wikinson (Leeds AC, 85) and Jonny Hay (Aldershot, 90). Nick Goolab and Simon Horsfield did not finish.
To give the result a little perspective, amidst the usual African dominance the first European was a Russian in 50th, though USA had 3 athletes in the top 30.
Congratulations to Ronnie, who has another 2 years in this age category.
Much of the Orion course was bone dry this year, with just minor
patches of mud to emphasise how lucky the participants were. The race
was won by veteran Allen Smalls of Colchester in 1 hour 32 minutes.
England Masters CC international Dave Cox,
off a relatively low maximum of 30 miles per week training, was 5th in
1:38.06, 44 places and 13 minutes ahead of the next M50! We also took
the M60 prize in the shape of Roger Green, who was 93rd of 286 finishers, recording 1:58.50.