Midlands XC Championships

Prestwold Hall

Some fine performances from Charnwood AC’s athletes at last Saturday’s Midland Counties Cross Country Championships held at Prestwold Hall.

Some fine performances from Charnwood AC’s athletes at last Saturday’s Midland Counties Cross Country Championships held at Prestwold Hall, with the standout performance coming from the Senior Women.

Gemma Steel comfortably took the title in 29 minutes 30 seconds, with Juliet Potter the bronze in 30:09. They also took the team gold, thanks to support from Elsie Butler in 13th with 32:11 and Aimee Seager 22nd in 33:08. Elaine Seager in 157th (43:58) completed the squad.

In the Senior Mens race there were good runs from Tom Lupton to finish 21st (39:48), Tom Whitmore 23rd (39:54) and Mark Couldwell 36th (41:10). Michael Kingsbury in 140th (48:01) and Adam Lockton in 148th (48:35) made up the squad.

In a limited Junior Men’s field, good runs saw Ethan O’Shea take 6th (27:27) and Kieren Coleman-Smith 7th (28:11)

A fine team bronze medal was the reward for the Under 17 Women thanks to Lexie McLoughlin in 10th (18:15) Gemma Newport 11th (18:29) and Alice Walton 32nd (20:07) with the squad completed by Grace Hughes in 62nd (22:22)

For the Under 17 Men, Colin Foord finished 29th (22:55) and Alex Coleston-Shields 41st (23:40).

A good squad performance saw another fine team medal for the Under 15 Girls, taking silver thanks to Isabel Oakland in 24th (14:41) Amelie McCann 28th (14:46) Gracie-Rose Walters 30th (14:48) and Rachel Newport 40th (15:00). Isabel Edwards in 61st (15:30) Alice McDermott 95th (17:37) Amy Blythe 97th (18:03) and Abigail Cook 104th (20:45) completed the squad.

A fine 6th place for Tom Dixon (12:18) in the Under 15 Boys, with Luke Talbot 58th (13:48) Harry Foord 61st (13:52) Sam Haines 86th (14:25) and Jake Blythe 107th (15:36) completing the squad, which the team taking 10th place.

16th spot for Savana Smith (10:46) in the Under 13 Girls, followed by Florrie Mitchell in 46th (11:23) Chelsie Locker (12:20) and Megan Harris 107th (13:16) to claim 13th team place.
Erin Suart in 108th (13:42) and Amelina Panni 109th (13:43) completed the squad.

For the Under 13 Boys, Finlay Martin ran well for 18th (10:05) followed by Daniel Oakland 72nd (11:04) Miles Foord 85th (11:14) and James Norman 90th (11:18) to make up the team, taking 12th spot. Charlie Coleston-Shields in 107th (11:47) completed the squad.