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Sportshall results

The final match of the season, at Oswestry on 11 February, certainly proved one thing: it ain’t over until the last relay race is run! It also showed that the important thing is to get your athletes out. We ended with three trophies for U11G, U13B and U15G – two of them largely unexpected – and these were three teams who had competed in every event in every match.

The U13B, some of whom took the trophy as U11s last year, have looked like champions from the outset, performing well in all the matches, and winning again at Oswestry.

The U11G have battled their way up, improving steadily, and they too came first at Oswestry. The trophy is a just reward, especially as they so nearly missed out on cross country medals before Christmas.

The U15G had seen their lead slip away, but a final victory in the relay – which for many of them was their last ever race in their last ever sportshall competition – gave them a win on the day and the shield.

The U15B also had a great day, coming first, but they had too much to do. In the end there was a three way split for first, with the title being decided on overall points won: they were just 8 points short. In sportshall terms, that’s one second place – definitely a case ‘if only’.

Again, we were desperately close in the boys overall trophy, losing out by just 7.5 points, which is nothing over the course of a whole season. The girls were third overall and we again just failed to get the club trophy.

We had a fantastic team of athletes and supporters at Oswestry and it’s huge thanks to them, and to everyone who turned out during the course of the  season. As ever, with sportshall, there’s a bittersweetness: we were so close achieving even greater success and we failed to get full teams out for all four matches. Those missed points always come back to haunt us.

3rd sportshall competition

The third sportshall match of the series was held at Wenlock on 14 January. The U13B had another good day, cementing their first place with another win. The U11G had a great day, winning four out of the six races and beating Bridgnorth by 18 points on the day – they are now lying third overall. The U15G took second on the day but have lost their overall lead. The U15B despite being down on numbers, played it tactically and came second on the day, giving them third overall. By my calculations we’re still lying in second behind Bridgnorth in the league.

The final match, with presentations afterwards, will be at Oswestry on Sunday 11 February. There are no individual awards or medals in sportshall, but shields are awarded to winning teams and clubs.

County XC Champs

We had a good turnout of Olympians at the County Champs at Attingham Park on 6 January. Congratulations to Beth – U13G silver  – and Imogen – U20W bronze. They, along with Edith and Georgie, will represent the county at the national Intercounties event near Loughborough in March. The U13G team were unlucky to miss out on a medal by one point.

We will also be getting the badge out at the Midlands XC Championships at Nottingham on 27 January, and a number of our athletes will be competing for their schools at the Shropshire Schools XC Champs at Oswestry on 3 February. Good luck to all of them.

Final Cross Country results

Oswestry in December can be pretty bleak, but not on Sunday. The Wenlock flags fluttered gently and the club runners gave their all to produce one of the best cross country results in years.wenlock success

We had three individual medallists: Beth winning every race to take the U13G title, Edith with U15G silver and Ruari getting bronze in the U13B.

We had four medal winning teams: the U15B (Louix, Sam, Charlie and Henry) surprised themselves with bronze, the U15G (Edith, Manali, Eva and Hester) and U17W (Lizzie, Amelia and Maisie) both got silver and the U13G (Beth, Lucy, Rebecca, Leonie and Aimee) took the title. The U11G missed out on third by a mere two points.

We also took the overall girls trophy, securing it by just 7 points ahead of Bridgnorth, and emphasising not only how important it is to get runners out, but how much of a team sport cross country is. Every single girl who ran in any of the four races helped us to get that trophy (Emily, Evie, Thea, Ella, Ophelia, Eleanor, Rosie, Flossy, Lois, Jasmine, Zoe, Sara, Sophie, Beth, Lucy, Rebecca, Leonie, Aimee, Edith, Manali, Eva, Hester, Lizzie, Amelia and Maisie). It’s the first time I can remember our girls taking the title and shows what strength and commitment we have in our distance running.

The club finished third overall.

Many thanks to all parents, guardians and family members who transported and supported, and a special mention to Dean and Matt who have motivated and inspired all the runners.

Remember that the county champs for U13+ takes place on 6 Jan. Please contact Dean if you want to enter – we have a chance of more team medals there.

 

Second sportshall competition

The second match of the series was held on 19 November at Wenlock. It was perhaps a less successful day than the first match – none of our teams came first, although the U13B, U15G and U15B all got second, and we had a strong all round performance.

This keeps the U13B and U15G (just!) in first place, and keeps the club in second overall. The girls have, however, slipped to third, a mere 1/2 point behind Shrewsbury.

As always this league is very tight. The next match is also at Wenlock on Sunday 14 January.

Wenlock Cross Country results

Well, it was a horrible day but let’s not think about the weather.

Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who helped with setting up, marshalling, clearing away and who helped Liz with the catering. It makes a massive difference to how smoothly the event runs and it really couldn’t happen without you.

We had a number of runners who were braving cross country for the first time (and hopefully not the last) meaning we had full teams in the U11B and U13B for the first time this season and an amazing 13 U11Gs. Many thanks to them and their families.

Our girls continued their impressive season. There were individual places for Beth, Edith and (in her best ever run) Manali and in the team competitions the U15G cemented their second and the U13G and U17W were also second on the day.

After 3 races the U13G are 1st, and the U15G and U17W are second, so all are looking at team medals. Most excitingly of all the girls overall are sitting in 1st place with Bridgnorth just 7 points behind us – it really couldn’t be closer! Overall as a club we are 3rd.

The last race is on the 3rd December at Oswestry. It would be fantastic to see you there!

Bridgnorth sportshall results

We had a good start to the season, although some teams were short of athletes and ended up losing points as a result. There were, however, other clubs who did significantly less well in getting their athletes out.

The U15B are in third, the U11G in second and the U13B and U15G came first on the day.

By my calculations this puts the girls in second place and the boys in third, with the club lying second overall. Because there are different combinations of events at each sportshall these positions can change from match to match, so it is important to get our athletes out and fight for every point.

The next competition is at Wenlock on Sunday 19 November (not 12th as said in the newsletter!) and with the early start time of 10 am (athletes arriving at 9.30). Invitation cards will go out after half term.

Bridgnorth XC results

An uncharacteristically warm day, and the sun shone on Wenlock runners, from the U11Gs whose sheer numbers turned the field blue, to the individual heroics of Henry making up the team for the U15B.

Congratulations to Beth (1st), and Emily (3rd) and Edith (3rd).

The girls’ success continued: The U15G cemented their overall 2nd with another 2nd place on the day, and the U17W are still in bronze medal position. The U11G had a great day, finishing 2nd, but need to keep up  the work to get into medal contention. Best news of all, the U13G have sneaked into 1st place!

We definitely had a better turnout among the boys, but they are still struggling to make any real inroads.

Overall the girls are in second and the club is in third.

Remember, remember, the next race is on home turf, on 5 November. We will be looking for volunteers to set up and marshal, as well as to help with catering. Please help if you can.

Lilleshall cross country results

The first SYAL cross country of the season was very much a story of two halves. The early races took place in glorious sunshine, and the later ones struggled through heavy rain. Equally, the girls were great but the Wenlock boys were…well, not there. It was a real disappointment for the few boys who did run, and who turned in some good individual performances. Cross country is a team competition and we need to get teams out.

But the good news was that our girls started out as they ran last year – we had lots of runners, fabulous team spirit and some stand out performances. Congratulations to Beth and Edith on their 1st and 2nd. The U13s and U15s are both in second, and Lizzie, singlehandedly, is in U17W third.

The next race is on 8 October at Bridgnorth.

SYAL final results

The final meeting was held on 20 July. We had some solid results, and possibly our best competition of the season.

Individual winners included George, Beth, Manali, Alex and Toby.
Our U13B and U17W were back on form, both gaining 3rd place on the night, and the U13G had a good night, also coming 3rd. Overall, we 4th, significantly ahead of Oswestry in 5th.

Combining the results of the four competitions, the club finished 4th behind Telford, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury. Our U13B, U15G and U17W were the most successful of our teams, all finishing in 3rd place.