In the Northern Athletics XC Relays at Graves Park, Sheffield, the Junior Section got the Club off to a great start with some fine individual and team performances throughout the day in their respective age categories against some strong opposition, however, the Senior Men’s team who ran, were below full strength, but those who did, performed really well. Unfortunately the Senior Women could not field a team. Full results of the City runners showing their positions and times after each relay leg were as follows:
u/17 Men (3×2.3k): (A) Ben Horsfield (4th) 7.15 (8th fastest time of the day), Michael Wade (7th) 7.40, Cameron Allan (6th) 7.41, & (Team 6th in 22.46). (B) William Morgan-Rippon (24th) 8.04, Luke Pickering (15th) 7.38, Ryan Watson (14th) 7.55, & Team 14th in 23.37). (C) Jacob Stephenson (29th) 8.43, Jack Watson (27th) 8.40, Sam Gibson (23rd) 8.40 & (Team 23rd in 26.03).
u/15 Boys (3x2k): Cameron Thomas (7th) 7.06 (10th fastest time of the day), Alfie Phillips (8th) 7.45, Izaak Taylor (10th) 7.45 & (Team 10th in 22.36).
u/13 Boys (3×1.8k): Peter Cook (7th) 5.34 (10th fastest time of the day), Joshua Wraith (15th) 6.18, Thomas Wraith (13th) 5.51, & (Team 13th in 17.43).
u/13 Girls (3×1.8k): Holly Cook (31st) 6.45, Olivia Fawcett (30th) 6.53, Erin Keeler-Clarke (16th) 6.02 & (Team 16th in 19.40).
u/11 Girls (3x 1.5k): Freya Gibson (3rd) 5.25 (4th equal fastest time of the day), Emma Walker (30th) 7.44, Esme Wraith (30th) 7.09 & Team 30th in 20.18).
u/15 Girls (3x2k): Lucy Walker (41st) 9.59, Sabastiao Yatsuzuka (36th) 9.35, Laura Hopper (35th) 10.24 & (Team 35th in 29.58).
Senior Men (4x2miles) (A) Jonny Wilkinson (31st) 11.04, Chris Wilkinson (34th) 11.55, Chris Walker (33rd) 12.18, Jason Catterall (v) (36th) 13.33 & (Team 36th in 48.50). (B) Geoff Watson (v) (70th) 15.10, Bob Hewitson (v) (68th) 15.31, Sim Horsfield (v) (64th) 16.16 (incomplete team).