Travis Anderson (u/15) and his family travelled up to the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, to compete in the Scottish National ( u/13, u/15, and u/20) Indoor Championships and was very pleased to win a Bronze Medal in the final of the 300m recording a seasons best time of 40.94, after a heat time of 41.33.
Meanwhile in the same weekend, the N.E. Masters Open XC Championships took place at Wallsend with veteran Joasia Zakrzewski finishing 3rd overall in Race 1 but was 1st v/40 securing Gold in a time of 23.12. Christine Woods was 44th overall but was 4th v/60 in a time of 29.28. Brian Brown (v/70) was 66th in 33.12 , 5th v/70 and 12th in the v/65 Race. In Race 2 , Derek McGirl was 26th overall , 5th v/50 in a time of 33.19 for the longer Race.
In the English National XC at Harewood House, Leeds, the in-form Freya Gibson was our only Junior Club member represented but produced an excellent run in (u/13 ) 3k Girls Race finishing 59th out of over 400 finishers in a time of 11.56. The Senior Men Race over 12k had only 4 runners from the Club 2 short of a Team which was somewhat disappointing for this well established and famous Race. However, the Men who ran enjoyed the day with veteran Matt Hornsby (v/35) finishing 213th in a time of 41.40, just holding off teammate Alex Cook who was ahead of him at one stage but suffered stomach cramps but gallantly fought back to finish 228th in 41.51, with Jonny Wilkinson 725th in 47.03, and veteran middle distance runner Jason Catterall (v/45) giving it a go and running well to finish 1366th out of over 2000 runners finishers recording 53.23.
In the England Athletics Indoor (u/15, u/17, and u/20) Championships at Sheffield,
Cameron Thomas now in his 1st year (u/20) found it tough in the heats of the 1500m recording 4.11.79, but still managed to qualify for the Final and finished 9th recording a personal best time of 4.08.82.