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handing over to Shannon           The U13 girls had two              ran a strong second leg for the
Riskey who had a strong run       strong teams (they even had        A team gaining 21 positions
and passed over to Kelsey         a travelling reserve in Zoe        while Sophie Hoare making
Fuss who brought the team         Austridge). First year in the      her debut appearance for BB
home in a great 7th position.     age group Morgan Squibb            ran the fastest Blackheath U13
                                  and Lily Tappenden had the         girl leg. Jessica Neal continued
The U17 boys trio of Joss         difficult task of leading the      her great season with a fine
Barber, Marco Arcuri and          teams out on the first leg.        last leg making up 9 places and
Charlie Davis are all first year  With 112 girls crammed onto        bringing the team home in
in the age group so their 21st    the start line it was no surprise  20th position. Gracie Horton
position finish was a great       that girls were getting spiked     in her first competitive year
achievement and bodes well        and falling but unfortunately      also took a tumble at the start
for next year. Joss had a very    Morgan was one of them.            but recovered well to bring the
strong first leg handing over     Getting spiked, ripping a          B team home in 23rd place.
in 14th, passing to Marco who     brand new pair of spikes and
handed over to Charlie in         tumbling right at the start is     The U13 boys were looking
15th. Charlie was going well      hard but Morgan gallantly got      forward to their race and were
until being taken out with an     up, carried on and worked          confident of doing well having
upper cut head butt to the        her way back up through the        won bronze medals at both
shoulder from a spectator         field. Not a great experience      the National Road Relays and
clambering under the course       for her first National relay       the South of England Cross
marking tape. Charlie was         championship but hopefully         Country Relays. 90 teams
able to finish but went           it won’t put Morgan off. Lily      started the first leg and for the
straight to first aid where he    had a strong run handing over      BB A team Peter Guy stormed
was hoping to see a spectator     in 37th. Emilie Penlington         off in usual power fashion
with a bloody nose!                                                  leading from start to the home
                                                                     straight but was caught in the
L-R Katy-Ann McDonald, Yasmin Austridge, Naomi Kingston              last few hundred metres by
                                                                     the City of York youngster.
                                                                     Not surprisingly these two
                                                                     recorded the first and second
                                                                     fastest times of the day. Joseph
                                                                     Georgiadis soon regained the
                                                                     lead and stayed in front all the
                                                                     way around the undulating
                                                                     2km course and past over to 11
                                                                     year old Rowan Fuss. Rowan
                                                                     never looked troubled despite
                                                                     being followed by some very
                                                                     useful athletes and crossed
                                                                     the line as Champion some 5
                                                                     seconds clear, having run the
                                                                     sixth fastest time of the day.
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