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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.

Wenlock Games round up

What a wonderful day. Many thanks to everyone involved with the Olympian Society, who organised everything so well.

Our own catering dream team did a sterling job (in pretty hot conditions) and raised a magnificent £480 plus for the club, so again, a huge thanks to everyone who helped out, or baked, and a special mention to Liz Townsley for all her hard work.

We had a magnificent turnout of younger athletes, with 85% of our U11s taking part, and although there were fewer older competitors, we enjoyed some success across the age groups:

Wilfred, Beth – gold, with Beth breaking the championship 800m record
Alex – silver and gold in the triple jump
Edith, Hannah – silver
Douglas, William, Charlie, Lois – bronze

The previous day Manali, Charlie (2nd) and Louix (1st) had all medalled in the junior biathlon.

We had a smattering of ‘older’ Olympians in the triathlon – Dean, Matt and Andy, showing that our coaches don’t just coach!

Sadly, there was no one from the club in the road race. If anyone would like an incentive for next year, there is a trophy for the highest placed Olympian. It could be you!

3rd SYAL T and F

It was a miserable night of drizzle at Shrewsbury on 29 June (as it was the previous year), so a big thank you to all our athletes and supporters who stuck it out in what felt more like cross country than track weather. A special mention to Alison Massey who turned up to track judge even although her daughter was unable to run because she didn’t want us to lose officials points.

There was, in all honesty, not much to cheer. Beth and Alex were our only winners on the night, and by my calculations all our teams finished outside the top three. It’s been a tough season on the track.

But there’s one last chance to turn things around. Invitation cards have gone out for the final SYAL match at Shrewsbury on 20 July. FTB!

Second SYAL Track and Field results

The second match of the season was held in glorious sunshine at Cosford on 25 May. Unfortunately it was a less glorious evening for our teams. Although we had some good individual winners – Ruari, John, Harriet and Toby – and a spectacular example of front running by Beth in the 1500m – our teams struggled. The U13B and U15G were 3rd on the night and retain those positions overall; and the U17W, depleted by injury and exams, were unlucky to lose their top spot. We finished the night in 4th overall, but significantly down by nearly 100 points.
The next fixture is at Shrewsbury on Thursday 29 June.

Before that a number of our older U13+ athletes will be competing in the Shropshire Schools Championships on 10 June – good luck to all of them!