The second match of the sportshall league was held on 18 November. There were individual wins for Oliver, Wilf, Rhys, John, James. The U13G came 3rd and the U13B and U15B came second. The next match is on 13 January at Wenlock at 10 am. Invitations have gone out. Please make every effort to compete if you’ve been invited, or let coaches know if you are unable to be there.
The final races were held at Wenlock on 2 December. Many, many thanks, to those who catered, marshalled and set up the course. Well done to everyone who competed. We had some great results with U11G, U13G and U17G all taking 2nd place. The Wenlock Girls retained the overall winners trophy and as a club we finished in 3rd position – an improvement on last year.
Huge congratulations to Beth who won all of her 4 races and took 1st place in the U15 girls.
The SYAL league is now over for another year, but there are county champs, and open cross country events to look forward to. Anyone (U13+) wanting to enter the county champs on 5 January should get in touch with Dean.
WENLOCK CROSS COUNTRY ON DEC 2nd.
To run the event we need to have a number of marshals as the course in on a public area, along with help setting up, taking down and catering. The safety of athletes is paramount, so having marshals is essential. If you can help with any of these please e-mail Ian as soon as possible:
Setting up 9-11
Marshalling 12.45 – 3.30. We arrange marshals in 10 pairs and give full guidance – no experience necessary!
Clearing up 3.00 onwards. There’s a lot of tape, posts and rubbish bags to clear from the site
Catering 12- 3.30. Liz arranges these in time slots, and will be e mailing shortly. You are able to go out to see your child compete.
The event can’t take place without your help, so please aim to give us your help and support. If you have any questions, just ask either by e-mail or on Saturday mornings at training.
Another glorious day and a new, and surprisingly challenging, course at Meole Brace School. We had another good turnout, especially among the younger age groups. Congratulations to Beth who maintains her 100% record. Our girls’ teams continue to do well in the defence of their title: the U11s came third and the U13s and U17s once again came in second.
The final event this year is our home match at Wenlock on 2 December. Distance and start times are as usual. There will be presentations after the final race. Plenty of practising on Windmill Hill and a great turnout on the day!
The third match takes place this Sunday (11 November) at Meole Brace School, Shrewsbury, SY3 9DW. This is parking on site (although as this is a new venue, I’m not sure how much!) Dean has sent out course maps, but it’s a basic ‘laps of the field’ race. Usual distances, times and rules apply.
We had a great turnout last time, and some fantastic results because of it. Please let Dean know if you’re running, and please get out and support ‘the badge’.
The second match in the sportshall league takes place on Sunday 18 November at Telford Tennis Centre, TF2 7AB – by the athletics track. There is plenty of parking but again, no seating, so spectators might want to bring folding chairs. Athletes should arrive at 1.30 for a 2pm start.
This is an invitation event and cards/ e mails will be going out – please let the club know asap whether you can or cannot attend.
There is a chance to get selected to represent Shropshire at regional sportshall competitions in February.
Good luck to all our athletes.
It was unseasonably warm and sunny at Bridgnorth on 21 October and we had a good turnout of athletes. It was great to get teams of U11B and U13B – fantastic running by all of them – although our older boys remain thin on the ground,
Our six U11G had a good afternoon, taking 1st place on the day and putting themselves in contention for a medal, with Thea coming 3rd. The U13G and U17W strengthened their second positions. The U15G sadly didn’t have a team, but Beth triumphed once again.
The girls are well on course to retain their overall title – but we need everyone out for the last two races. We’re currently lying in 3rd in race for overall club – an improvement on our standings last year.
The next cross country takes place at Meole Brace school on 11 November. This is a new venue – more details nearer the time.
Finally, congratulations to Emily for taking the Y7G title in the Telford Schools Cross Country League, and Edith and Louix who were Y10/11 runners up.
The first match of the SYAL sportshall league was held on Sunday 14 October at Bridgnorth. There were individual wins for Wilf, Raef, Lucy and Emily. The U11B and U13G came 2nd, U11G and U13B came 3rd, leaving both the boys and girls in joint 3rd overall and the club fighting it out for second behind runaway leader Bridgnorth. Everyone struggled to find U15B, with one of the smallest fields ever, and a number of clubs didn’t get full teams out (losing significant points in the relay, as well as in individual events).
Full results, as always, are available at http://www.theorchard.clara.net/
The next match is on 18 November at the Telford Tennis Centre at Oakengates.
The second cross country of the season takes place this Sunday, 21 October, at Oldbury Wells School Bridgnorth WV16 5JD. There’s plenty of parking at the school and the races take place on the playing fields at the rear, and in an adjoining (quite rough and hilly!) field. We really need EVERYONE to run – it would be fantastic to retain our Girls’ title and there are plenty of team medals which are easily within our reach.
Race distances and times are as before:
1.00 U11G 1500m
1.15 U11B 1500m
1.30 U15G 3000m and U17W 4000m
1.55 U13B 3000m
2.15 U15B 4000m and U17M 5000m
2.40 U13G 2000m
You just need to arrive for your race (with enough time to warm up and walk the course). Club vests required but no numbers (except U17s). Look out for Dean and Matt and the group of blue hoodies. Come along and enjoy the unique camaraderie of cross country!
The first sportshall competition will take place at Oldbury Wells School, Bridgnorth WV16 5JD on Sunday 14 Oct at 2pm (but please get there for 1.30, so we can finalise teams etc).
Invitation cards and emails will be going out, so please let us know asap if you are available or not.
You need to compete in a club vest. There is plenty of parking on site but usually a lack of seating, so you might want to consider a folding chair/ cushion!