New crop of under 13 girls lead the way

Another magnificent result in the Metropolitan League under 13 girls race. The Valley easily won the last race of the series and with it the league title. With Ava White making a clean sweep by winning all five races of the season it still needed the back up to win the team trophy. This was provided by Melina Duer having her best result of the season when finishing third. Lily Salkeld also had her best result in this league with ninth place and Lily Dafter who was too young for the first three fixtures was a brilliant 12th out of the 38 runners. With several of the squad away for half-term it was the Rousset sisters, Capucine and Camille to provide back-up. With reinforcements from the girls on holiday we are looking forward to the national championships in two weeks time.

Roy Clarridge Reports:

The two under 17 women available for their race, Alice Harray and Olivia Olsher were also prominent in their event. Alice was fourth for most of the race but was just run-out at the finish by Olivia. They finished fifth and sixth in the field of 38. Noushka Summerfield finished 26th in only her second race and was 18th under 15. In the mens/boys under 17/15 race Oliver Weintraub continued his good form to finish 19th overall, 10th under 15.

The under 11 race had Charlie Rollo finish a very good 12th and our two girls came in together in 32nd and 33rd places. The cold weather and muddy course affected all the runners and they were glad that it was the last Met League of the season.

Start Fitness Metropolitan League, Match 5, Alexandra Park, 13th Feb 2016 Results:

U11 Boys and Girls 1500m
12 C Rollo 7:37; 32 S Reid 8:46; 33 M Salkeld 8:47.

U13 Girls 3000m. Team 1st.
1 A White 14:42; 3 M Duer 15:01; 9 L Salkeld 15:30; 12 L Dafter 15:35; 29 Cap Rousset 17:21; 37 Cam Rousset 21:01.

U15/17 Boys/Men
19 0 Weintraub 17:38.

Under 15/17 Girls/Women
5 O Olsher 18:28; 6 A Harray 18:33; 26 N Summerfield 20:49.