Newbury AC’s Senior Mens Team continued to show great strength in depth with all 7 of their scoring team runners finishing in the Top 30 in a field of over 300 athletes to finish second behind Swindon AC with James Craggs first club member home in 7th position, James Knight was 3rd in the V1 category, David Weeks had an especially impressive debut, Ben Wickens ran his best cross country race to date and Graham Stent had a very strong run after a lengthy absence from the cross country scene.
Jess Franklin finished 4th in the Senior Women’s and first veteran as she continues her impressive improvement with every race this season and she was joined by Rachel Allen and Alexandra Bettley finishing 4th team. Rachel Allen and Jenny Eaton were both 2nd in the V2 and V3 categories respectively.
A full results list can be found on the league website.
Newbury Athletic Club had a 1-2 finish in the U17 girls race at the second round of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League fixture in Cirencester on Sunday with Luci Robertson in first and Lucy Wells in second. This result coupled with Josie Robertson finishing 2nd U15 girl in the combined race gave Newbury AC the team victory ahead of Abingdon AC.
There were further successful junior performances with Josh Norton 3rd U11 boy and Charlie Adams 6th U13 boy.
Complete club results: Rupert Knight (18th U9), Lilly-Mae Gerrard (18th U11g), Charlotte Page-Smith (24th U11g), Lily Hughes (36th U11g), George Studart (25th U11b), Paddy Ward (32nd U11b), Jamie Fry (45th U11b), Katya Burgess (16th U13g), Anna Delavere (23rd U13g), Milla Brereton (36th U13g), Libby Stockwell (37th U13g), Georgia Knight (40th U13g), Rosie Stockwell (47th U13g), Issa Duggan (19th U13b), Aston Howse (20th U13b), Matthew Welch (34th U13b).
Senior athletes of the round
The athletes of Round 2 are:
- Bernie Gerrard who made a huge improvement from a position of over 100 in the first league fixture to a position in the 50’s this time out.
- Alexandra Bettley who is new to cross country this season, but she embraced the mud and hills to finish in the Top 3 NAC finishers and scored for our Women’s A Team
An updated 2020 XC league table after round 2 of the OML is available for review.
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