Bexhill Cross Country Report, 21-11-15

November 24, 2015

Well done to everyone who competed at Bexhill and braved the very cold winds. There were many excellent performances despite the bitter weather. In the U13 girls Lois had the confidence to go with the leaders and was rewarded with a brilliant second place and Rebecca in her first year in the age group had an excellent run in sixth place. After the first 10, the rest of the field went off course and Pia led them home in 11th closely followed by Tatum who led the B team in 13th place, followed by Lacey 20th, Morgan 25th with Astrid 27th and Zara 28th not far behind out of a large field of 51. In the team race despite Phoenix having their new recruit and all their scoring three taking the correct course, our girls’ team came first and we are now top of the league just one point ahead of Phoenix. It shows that every race is different and anything can happen. The B team are in fourth.

In the U13 boys Adam again led the team home in sixth place closely followed by Patrick in eighth and Josh who is also in his first year in the age group completed the team in 16th. Oscar led the B team home in 21st Archie was 32nd and George 39th. Despite Haiden’s mishap at the start the team are still in third place in the league five points behind Lewes.

The U15 girls all improved their places from the first league race with Olivia leading the team home with an excellent run in sixth and with Amber in 11th and Jemima 14th the team have moved up to second place in league from fourth.

In the U15 boys race it was again the same three boys scoring with Tomer having an excellent run in third place and with Finn in 11th and Joe in 12th the team held onto second place in the league behind Chichester. Max led the B team home in 20th with Sam Kane having his first run for the club in 26th and Lucas 32nd.

The U17 race was an exciting battle with Brodie beaten into second place by his great rival Daniel from Eastbourne on the line – both being awarded the same time, and Tommy finished 10th. Like most of the teams in this age group we only had two runners and the team finished in third place and are now fifth in the league.

Just spare a thought for the Hastings volunteers who were out at 7.00am marking the course and also for the officials and timekeepers who were there from 12.00 till the last runner finished at 3.30. Without these volunteers and their hard work I would not be writing this report.

Full results are on the Sussex AA website. The next fixture is 5th December at Lancing.