Start Fitness Metropolitan Cross Country League Race 1, Claybury Park, Saturday 13th October 2018
Getting TVH at the front in the Under 11 races was a great start to the new season. Reggie Rock was always in the leading group and when it broke up he finished 3rd of 42 finishers. Unfortunately our other starter, Louis Moore, twisted his ankle and was unable to finish.
In the under 11 Girls race we had our only winner of the day. Skye Bishop has made a great start to the road and cross country season and took the lead early on at Claybury, and finished strongly for a comfortable win ahead of the other 33 girls in the race.
In the under 13 Boys race it was once again the Rock family who represented the Valley. Morris is running very well at the moment and his 10th place out of the 47 finishers was a very good result. Our numbers doubled in the under 13 Girls race. Sasha Mueller is getting back to race fitness and is hoping to run in all the Met fixtures this season. Her 18th place was a good start to the season. Behind her, Amelia Seaton was also well placed with her 26th place out of 50 finishers.
With two new members in the U15/U17 Boys race, it was the more experienced Charlie Rollo who was our first boy home. He was 42nd out of 94 finishers. Will Palmer was using the race to help him get fit and although starting steadily, he found the second lap hard suffering with cramp. Also doing well, Joseph Nixon started sensibly and move up on the second lap to almost catch Will as they finished in 70th and 73rd positions.
In the U15/U17 Girls race, Jasmine Palmer in her first cross country for the club was a magnificent sixth, showing great promise for the future. She was the third under 15 in the race and only one second behind fifth place who was also under 15. Niamh Murphy was also having a good race and her 12th place out of 53 finishers which was a good performance. Another fine run came from Olivia Colegrave who finished 18th and got the better of Melina Duer. Zenia Gordon was our 5th finisher in 34th place but Capucine Rousset was not well and in the very hot conditions she had breathing problems and was unable to finish.
Many of the 200+ field in the women’s 6km race also struggled with the very warm and humid conditions, unfortunately including Rosie Vallance. Many thanks to team manager Siana Jones for dropping out of the race to look after Rosie until medical assistance arrived and thankfully Rosie was given the all clear later that day.
Although apologising for not being fit, Steph Ainley finished in a very respectable 11th place, followed by Lisa da Silva in 21st and Kate Olding in 34th place to help the women’s team to 7th place in Division 1.
The men’s race started 45 mins late, by which time it had started to cool down a little and Hugo Cayssials had a strong run to finish in 18th place of the nearly 500 finishers and Chris Thomas had who had been ill in the days before the race did very well to hold on to 30th place. U20 athlete Abdi Mohamed took a different approach, starting cautiously and finishing very strongly in 38th place. With veteran Andrew Mitchell, Ollie Newton and Daniel Garcia-Rasines also well inside the top 100, the team finished in 6th place in Division 1.
U11 Boys 1.5km – 3 Reggie Rock 5:39 42 Finishers
U11 Girls 1.5km – 1 Skye Bishop 5:47 34 Finishers
U13 Boys 3km – 10 Morris Rock 11:47 47 Finishers
U13 Girls 3km – 18 Sasha Mueller 13:14, 26 Amelia Seaton 13:44 49 Finishers
U15/U17 Boys 4km – 42 Charlie Rollo 16:19 70 William Palmer 17:49 73 Joseph Nixon 17:58 94 Finishers
U15/U17 Girls 4km – 6 Jasmine Palmer 17:01 12 Niamh Murphy 17:35 18 Olivia Colegrave 17:54 21 Melina Duer 18:03 34 Zenia Gordon 19:39 Team 4th 53 finishers
|11 Stephanie Ainley||24:06:00|
|21 Lisa Da Silva||24:49:00|
|34 Katie Olding||25:40:00|
|99 Lara Scerri||29:31:00|
|111 Fran Lou||29:55:00|
|161 Kirstie Tew||32:46:00|
|201 Maryna Voloshyna||36:25:00|
|229 Christine Munden||44:02:00|
Senior Women Division 1 : 7. TVH, 141 points.
Veteran Women Division 2 : 6. TVH, 77 points.
|18 Hugo Cayssials||27:03:00|
|30 Chris Thomas||27:48:00|
|38 Abdiqadir Mohamed||28:12:00|
|75 Andrew Mitchell||29:28:00|
|76 Oliver Newton||29:29:00|
|82 Daniel Garcia-Rasines||29:35:00|
|105 Todd Oates||30:30:00|
|109 Calum Nicol||30:34:00|
|114 Fergus Johnson||30:42:00|
|188 Jack McKeon||32:26:00|
|223 Ian Napier||33:37:00|
|240 Greg Bennett||34:04:00|
|288 Manuel Da Silva||35:29:00|
|292 Christian Nielsen||35:34:00|
|293 Jibrel Ahmed||35:37:00|
|308 James Malcolm||36:04:00|
|356 Matt Ponting||37:27:00|
|377 Richard Bell||38:05:00|
|406 Simon Nixon||39:40:00|
|417 David Ford||40:18:00|
|444 Lawrence Tse||42:11:00|