Weekly Update 11th November 2022

It was another good weekend for athletes from Wolverhampton & Bilston AC as they were once again amongst the medals. Having bagged a good haul at the Midlands Cross Country Relays a couple of weeks ago they were back in action on the wider stage taking part in the National Cross Country Relays at Berry Hill in Mansfield.

The Junior Women picked up a silver medal in a time of 27.40 with Louise Hackett running 9.00 on leg 1, Ella Semple 9.15 for leg 2 and Beth Rawlinson brining the team home with 9.24 on leg 3. The U17 ladies were 5thin 28.16 with Scarlett Williams running 9.4, Isobelle Jones 8.48 and Ava Kind running 9.46 for an overall time of 28.16. The U13 boys took gold in a time of 21.19 with Will Hughes clocking 7.31, Fred Jones a rapid 6.34 and Sam Ball 7.13. The U13 girls were 32nd in 25.43 with Grace Hendy finishing in 8.22, Lucy Horton in 8.25 and Maisie Roberts in 8.54. The U15 girls were 38th in 24.20 with Megan White clocking 7.45, Ronni Read 7.55 and Scarlett Willoughby 8.39. The U15 boys were 4th in 20.04, with Sam Thursfield recording a time of 6.59, Owen Ulfig 6.23 and Oscar Davis 6.41 only missing out on a medal by fractions with Bromsgrove & Redditch clocking 20.04 to Wolves 20.04.35. The Senior womens team were 48th in 35.04 with Maddie Mastrolonardo clocking 11.12, Beth Tabor 11.19 and Sabrina Thomas 12.32.

Elsewhere Tony Cheema ran the New York Marathon despite his build up being hampered by a calf injury we still crossed the line in Central Park in a time of 3.39.43 in 4968th place. Nick Beach recorded a new PB over the half marathon distance at Tatton Park with a time of 1.29.34 to place 44th and 7th in his age group. And Dan Maskew was runner up in the Mad Jacks 5 race at Attingham Park near Shrewsbury covering the cross country five mile route with included wading through an over the knees lake in a time of 29.33, just missing out on the win by 5 seconds.

Dave Norman

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