2017-18 Met League race 4: Young Athletes

A rather cloudy but dry day greeted our squad of 45 young athletes to this flat parkland course which contained a muddy section midway through the races. It turned out to be a superb day for us, with the club maintaining the lead in the Howard Williams Junior Trophy, leading by four points with just one match to go. We also maintain our leads on the Under 11 and Under 13 Girls plus Under 13 Boys and Junior Boys with one match remaining.

Results

Joe Geller Met Jan 2018

Herts U15 / U13 CC Champs

Three young athletes toed the line at Cassiobury Park on a fine but chilly morning, with the going fairly good despite the recent rain.Ben Sloan Sam Sloan SEAA I C 2017

In the Under 15 Boys race, Ben and Sam Sloan (above) got off to a good start and a group of eight, including our lads, got clear after 400m. The course took the runners through a hilly, wooded section where the leading group was reduced to three, including Ben and race favourite Harris from St Albans. Coming out of the woods, Ben made a break and held his form brilliantly to claim his first County title, bagging selection for the CAU Inter Counties in March plus selection to run for East Anglia in the London mini marathon .Sam also had a great run for 8th and will hopefully join Ben at the Inter Counties.

In the Under 13 Boys race Evan Johnson, a bottom year lad who had been suffering with a cold last week, got a good start, and at halfway the first eight were close together with our lad amongst them. Evan held on well to claim 7th spot, which should secure his place in the CAU Inter Counties.

Men win 2018 Essex CC: Gundo 10th in Women's

The senior men's team kicked 2018 off with a fantastic result on Saturday, successfully defending the Essex Senior Cross Country title at Great Notley. We made the trip down the A120 full of expectation as President McCarthy could be seen clutching the trophy, hoping it would be out of his sights for all of 45 minutes of competitive running.

Essex CC Champs 2018 3 - Copy

From left to right: Rob Wilbraham (24), Dan Steel (9), Joe Everitt (28), Tom Beedell (3), Angus Holford (5), Team Manager Darren Southcott (4).

Essex U17 CC Champs 2018

It was a cold, frosty start in Braintree for our 5 young athletes running in the Essex Championships in Saturday.

The U17 women and men all ran together and 61 athletes toed the line at the start of the 5k course, consisted of one small lap followed by the ascent of a very large hill before starting a muddy, long lap.Joe Geller 2018 Essex CC

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