The frost and raw conditions did not deter a fantastic turn out of Junior Pacers at the Eastern Athletic Association Cross Country Championships held this year at Keysoe, Bedford on 19th November 2016. Held at the equestrian centre the course was reported to be ‘great fun’ and ‘the best xc course ever’ by the juniors who enjoyed its twists and turns. Even the ice topped water obstacle was braved with smiles by the runners and provided great photo opportunities for parents and carers who accompanied Martyn the Junior Head Coach on the day.
All the Junior Pacers ran exceptionally well with the following fantastic results
U13 girls team 1st place gold medal
Stephanie Allen. Cecelia Alvarez. Francesca Nichols
U13 boys individual winner gold medal. Lewis Sullivan
U13 boys team 3rd place bronze medal
Oscar Woodward. Ashton Richardson Lewis Sullivan
U15 girls 3rd place bronze medal
Ellie Sullivan. Niamh Perry. Kirsten OBrien
U15 boys 2nd place silver medal
Tom Henson. Anton Avis. Charlie Wakefield
U17 girls 3rd place individual bronze medal
U17 boys 2nd place silver medal
Henry Steele Steven Quercia-Smale. Max Daplyn
Also a big thank you to all other team members who attended and ran for the club in their respective age groups
Rhian OBrien, Zoe Troy, Dylan Bradnam, Joe Webb, Joe Kenworthy, Charlie Bayley, Alex Richardson and Keiran Moody.
Also a mention for Ben Bayley and Sophie Wishlade who were down to run but had to pull out at short notice due to illness and injury respectively.
Huge thanks to Martyn (Junior Head Coach) for his organisation, support for the runners and for providing and pitching the Pacers Tent which gave welcome shelter for all from the bitter wind.