Met League 2: Seniors

[Now updated with women's race report]

The saying “when it rains, it pours” has never rung truer than for WGEL’s men’s cross country squad, who faced driving rain and a depleted A team as they took on the second race in the Start Fitness Met League series at Stevenage on Saturday.

With injury, illness and globetrotting adventures ruling out front-end talent such as Tom Phillips, Darren Southcott, Donatas Tumaitis and Angus Holford to name just a few, it was up to the rest of the squad to step up and deliver the goods.

Note: team standings are still being finalised by the league. An updated report will be published once the final team results are known.

As with the first fixture at Claybury, new signing Joe Townsend was first across the line in 18th. Matching his position from the first race is a sterling effort, given Stevenage once again featured its traditional influx of high quality guest runners from Cambridge University to add to the already excellent field.

Met League 2: Young Athletes

A murky, wet afternoon greeted our 28 young athletes where the course, which was all grassland, had good going underfoot. Althogh a good turnout, despite having two runners at the English Schools Cup, we still seem to be lacking athletes in the Under 13/15 and Under 17 Women. The Under 13 boys lost three of their best runners who won at Claybury for very good reasons.

2016 National CC Relays, Mansfield

Two Young Athlete teams travelled to Mansfield for the annual National CC Relays and came away with some excellent results. Originally four teams were entered but a couple of slight injuries ruled the other two teams out. The sun was shining for us but there was a bitingly cold wind blowing across the course. The going underfoot was good.

Under 15 Boys

Sidnie Ward started the ball rolling for the green and white hoops. With over a hundred runners starting out on the undulating 2k course, the start was a fast one, and Sidnie gave his all and, although 48th, he was only 30 seconds down on the leaders.

Schools CC League

The results of the third and final league match are on the linked EXCEL file and include all the year groups by page.

Results 13th October 2016

2016 XC Certificates

Club Flyer

On behalf of the club, thank you all for supporting our cross country league matches. I hope that all the competitors and the many spectators (family, team mangers and friends) enjoyed the event. This is the 23rd year we have held this event and there has been continued support from all the regular attendees as well as some new schools this year, attending for the first time.

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