The senior ladies A team finished a fine 15th place in the National 4-Stage Road Relays in Sutton Park last weekend. The A team was made up of U20’s India and Kosana Weir on the opening legs, followed by Stephanie Ainley on leg 3 and Tracy Barlow on leg 4. The team got off to a great start and gradually worked their way through the field, with a massive boost from Tracy on leg 4. Tracy clocked a super speedy time of 14.34 over an undulating 4.3k to move the team up a whopping 14 places! The B team of Katie Olding, Lisa da Silva and Lara Scerri also put in a solid performance despite being one athlete down.
The TVH Under 13 Girls were the only team to make the start line – with injuries and other commitments we were down to fielding only the one team. They did us proud though, ginishing in 26th place out of the 65 complete teams finishing.
On the first lap, Lily Dafterran well to finish 45th out of the 76 starters. Then Olivia Sparks also finished 45th, having been brought in to make up the team. Then Kate Price stormed through the field to pass 19 girls to bring the team home 26th.
TVH were the 11th Southern team to finish and Kate’s time was the 6th fastest on the last lap. She also ran 15 seconds faster than Cara Terry of Cookham who beat her in the NWL race at Greenford.
Results. 45 L Dafter 16:45; 45 O Sparks 17:06; 26 K Price 15:01. Team 26th.
There were some issues with the chip timing for the B Team. Luckily Lisa had her watch running so we have salvaged some approximate ‘ish’ times:
Good results again at the Middlesex Road Relays and under 11 road races. One first place, two second places and one third place. The TVH young athletes once again started the winter season in good spirits.