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Athletics Report                 25

The U17 girls were unlucky        Yasmin Marghini for her         onto first had she not been up
not to pick up a medal after      outstanding opening leg in      against International Niamh
three good legs from Amy          the U15 girls race, well done.  Brown from Aldershot who
Leach on 1 running her                                            ran the fastest individual time
quickest leg ever. Katy Ann       The boys’ team manager’s        of the day, and just managed
McDonald on 2 flew around         award goes to Ben Gardiner      to pull past BB, leaving us
the course in the 2nd fastest     for his impressive opening leg  with a still superb team
leg of the day handing over       run despite having done an      silver. Mean while back in the
to Kelsey Fuss in second.         easy parkrun the day before!    second team Carlotta Weitzel
Kelsey had the daunting                                           had a great run handing to
task of trying to hold back       National Cross Country          Amy Leach in 8th place. Amy
a quality field behind her.       Relays                          ran a determined leg clawing
Kelsey fought all the way         31st October 2015               one place back, finishing in a
and left nothing in the tank                                      commendable 7th place and
as she brought the girls          Berry Hill Park, Mansfield      the first B team to finish.
home in a still creditable        was once again the perfect
4th place. Carlotta Weitzel       setting for 2015 National       A full U17 men’s team then
and Shannon Riskey made           Cross Country Relays and        took to the course and Joss
up a second incomplete but        having won two age group        Barber had a great first leg
despite not having a third        titles last year, hopes were    in finishing 11th in fantastic
runner both put in good           high.                           company (running the
performances.                                                     14th fastest leg of the day).
                                  Thirty eight young              Marco Arcuri and James
The U17 boys didn’t have          Blackheath and Bromley          Crawley both had strong runs
enough to form a complete         athletes made the long          combining to finish the same
team but the dynamic duo          journey to the Midlands,        as the U20s in 20th place.
of “team and vice captain”        giving us great representation
Marco Arcuri and Charlie          in all age groups.              The U13 girls have already
Davis more than made up for                                       had a very successful season
the short fall with great runs.   No scoring team for the U20     winning National Road Relay
Marco and Charlie were also       women meant all eyes were       silver in Birmingham and
tireless in their support of the  on the two U17 girls team       they matched this over the
club, team management and         up next. Jess Keene, A team     cross country course winning
athletes ensuring the course      and Yasmin Austridge, B         silver again. A fantastic lead
was inspected, numbers            team both had strong runs
handed out and that all           bringing the teams home
athletes were at the starting     in 3rd and 7th respectively
pen in plenty of time for their   on the first leg (having run
leg. They also made light work    the 4th and 8th fastest times
of the complimentary biscuits     of the day). Jess passed to
and soft drinks on offer!         Kelsey Fuss who powered to
                                  the front, handing over to
This week’s girls’ team           last years gold medalist Katy
manager’s award goes to           Ann McDonald in the lead.
                                  Katy would surely have held
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