This week was another one where the results seem to have set me up to fail with athletes from the club running under a different banner to the usual Wolves & Bilston one and no way of filtering clubs with the Cross Challenge in London and the West Midlands Schools Cross Country at Warley Woods. I’ll do my best and I apologise in advance if anyone is missed.
Grace Hendy claimed 1st place in the Junior Girls, years 8/9, race covering the 2.5k distance in 8.47, Kaleah Moulder was 14th in 10.58 with Amira Moulder a place behind in the same time, Clara Butler Montero was 17th in 11.31. Fred Jones bagged the win the in Junior Boys race over 3.2k coming home some way clear of the 2nd place finisher in 10.09, Aaron Guest was 22nd in 14.32. Meghan White took 1st place in the Intermediate Girls race over 3.2k crossing the line in 11.33. Oliver Cresswell won the Intermediate Boys race winning in 14.50 over 4.8k.
There was more action over the country, this time at Parliament Hill in London for the British Athletics Cross Challenge. Beth Tabor was called up to represent the Midlands finishing 48th in 40.59 in the Senior Womens race. In the U20 Womens race there was a 9th place finish for Isobelle Jones in 23.04, Beth Rawlinson placed 21st in 24.38.
There was some indoor action in the Midlands Track & Field Championships at Loughborough where Henry Boakye followed up his 7.57 at the same venue the week before with a 7.54 over 60m in his heat placing 3rd and qualifying for the semi final where he shaved another 100th of a second off his time finishing in 6th in 7.53. Finley Powell claimed the Midlands title in the U17 mens high jump clearing 1.90 showing great concentration in a competition that suffered from some significant delays. And Amelia Hancock also claimed a Midlands title in the hammer with a throw of 38.97 metres to take 1st place.
And finally, our marathon maniacs were out of the road again, this time in Portugal, to take part in the Maratona Do Funchal. Dave Joynson finishing on 3.21.12 for take 29th place and Gill Mitchell coming 49th in the ladies race in 5.30.55.