National Cross Country Championships – Harewood House (Leeds) 23-2-19

It’s a great achievement and something to look back on for years to come, to represent your club at the National XC champs, and the following TBH juniors are now able to do that.

Very dry and unusually warm conditions led to several complaints from the U13 girls about the heat during their race. The new more-sturdy junior tent made it’s first outing, but it wasn’t needed for shelter, only for changing and eating of sandwiches. Post-race sandwich choices included cheese and Branston (other brands of pickle are available), salmon and cucumber and good old strawberry jam!

The sturdy new tent

Despite this, the U13 girls all gave good account of themselves. First in was Amber Maynard in 403rd position in a time of 15:20, jut pipping Ruby Colver to the post in 404th position also in a time of 15:20, being backed up by Hope Moir in 414th place in a time of 16:56.

Ruby Colver, Amber Maynard and Hope Moir

¾ of an hour later, the 4 strong team of U13 boys were up, running the same course. First in was Zak Kettle in 237th place in a time of 12:13, followed very closely behind by David Carr in 259th place in a time of 12:22. Next in was Jake Moir in 375th place in a time of 13:54 closely followed by Harry Snaith in 388th place in a time of 14:17. This gave them a club position of 41st overall.

Zak Kettle

Jake Moir

David Carr

Harry Snaith

All the juniors and parents really enjoyed the event, and I’ve had some great feedback / comments, so let’s try to close more teams next year.

Dave Moir

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