Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lilleshall XC results

Congratulations to Beth on her second place. Well done also to U13G team – 3rd place –  and U17W – 2nd. Full results are available at

Unfortunately we struggled to get teams out, particularly in the boys’ races. Please note that the next round of the SYALXC is at Bridgnorth on 9 Oct. Race times will be the same. Full course details to follow nearer the date.

Winter training

We are now starting the winter season, so the focus moves to Sportshall, Cross-country and maintaining fitness during the winter. We will be providing the following training sessions:

UNTIL October 5th:
U11 Saturday 9.00 – 10.00 with cross-country running 10.00 – 10.30 Outside/Sportshall
U13, 15 and U17 Saturday 10.00 start with cross-country finishing at 11.30 outside/Sportshall
U13 and older Tuesday 7.00 – 8.00. Circuit training. We can only use the Sportshall 7.00 – 7.30, so please check with the coaches if the session will go on to 8pm before leaving your children.

FROM October 8th:
U11 Saturday 9.00–10.00 in Sportshall. 10.00–10.30 Cross-country running.
U13 Saturday 10.00–11.00 in Sportshall. 10.45-11.30 Cross-country running.
U15 & U17 Saturday 9.45–10.45 outside(subject to weather) 10.45–11.30 Cross-country running.
We see running as a very important part of training & expect athletes to stay for the running sessions.
U13, U15 and U17. Tuesday 7.00 – 8.00 in Sportshall – circuit training or road running.

Athletes must be at training to start promptly. An athlete will not be allowed to join a training group until they have properly warmed up, and late arrivals disrupt training plans.

SYAL cross country race times

1.30 under 11 girls (1500m)
1.45 under 11 boys (1500m)
2.00 under 15 boys (4000m) and under 17 boys (5000m)
2.25 under 13 girls (2000m)
2.40 under 15 girls (3000m) and under 17 girls (4000m)
3.00 under 13 boys (3000m)

Winter competition dates

Shropshire Cross Country League
25 September Lilleshall National Sports Centre
9 October Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth
6 November William Brooks School Field, Much Wenlock
4 December Oswestry School Fields

Sportshall Athletics Competitions
16 October Bridgnorth 2pm start
20 November Wenlock (Telford host) 2pm start
15 January 2017 Wenlock 10am start
12 February 2017 Oswestry 2pm start