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Athletics Report Athletics Report 13
Junior Girls

Winter season 2012-13

followed as a result of her
The winter cross country eighth place in the English
season was one disrupted Schools in Derbyshire two
by bad weather but there weeks earlier.
were many encouraging
performances from the The season opened with a win
different age groups. Whilst for the Under 15 girls team
some had difficulties fielding of Shannon Riskey, Niamh
and we chatted excitedly not teams at times others were Bridson-Hubbard and Jess
in the Will Bolton Relays at
really thinking about the race able to compete and achieve Sparrows Den. The same
the following day. That night victories in their respective team finished 6th two weeks
we watched films but conscious competitions with individual later in the South of England
of our big race we all had an athletes securing international Road Relays at Aldershot
early night. The morning of the and county selection as a whilst the B team of Leah
race I was extremely nervous, result of their performances. Everson, Georgina Taylor
determined to perform well in Andy Frankish reports. and Mary Guy finished 26th.
the England kit. Windy and hilly, On leg 2 Georgina improved
the course looked challenging the B team 29 places whilst
but high on my confidence from Niamh also gained 15 places
the previous race I was excited. for the A team. We completed
In contrast to Catton Halls four teams in this age-group
300 competitors, this race had for the first time. Sadly we
only 40. Whilst running I felt were unable to field an under
great and got myself into 10th 13 team whilst the Under 17
position at the start, then to 5th team of Anna Myers, Lucy
and finally finishing 6th with the Sidey and Sonia Woolhouse
same time as 5th and 1 second finished 26th.
off 4th. I was overwhelmed with
my performance, particularly as Team victories in the
my position helped the England Kent league
team secure the gold medal. That The Kent League season
night was a lot more enjoyable resulted in overall wins for the
as the race was run and won, Under 13 and Under 15 teams
and we all knew each other a lot Anna Myres, Kent CC League with the Under 17 team third.
better and could celebrate at the U17 Champion 2012/13. Most successful fixture was
disco organised for the England An international debut the second at Tonbridge where
team back at our hotel! Overall it Highlight of a weather Kate Curran won the Under
was an amazing experience and disrupted season was the 17 race and Jess the Under
I hope to make the team again sixth place of Jess Keene in 15. We dominated the Under
next year! the Home Counties Schools 15 age-group winning all four
This was my first International Internationals at Carmarthen. team races as Jess, Georgina,
event. I hope there will be more. Wales in March when she Niamh and Shannon all
made her international debut finished in the first seven in
Jess Keene for England. The selection every race they competed in.
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