The second Metropolitan League cross country event of the season was perhaps a taste of things to come for the winter.
With rain throughout the day it was inevitable that some athletes had more pressing arrangements on the day. Or perhaps they were saving themselves for the London Youth Games next Saturday.
In the first race of the day, the under 11 boys and girls 1500m we only had one TVH representative. Henry Turner ran very well to finish in 17th place. Next race was the under 13 boys 3000m. This proved to be our best result of the day with Basil Rock finishing 5th and Alfred Turner (not related) doing very well to finish 9th.
Roy Clarridge report:
Consistent Lily Dafter again had a strong run to finish 16th in the under 13 girls race. After last year’s great run here last year, Olivia Colegrave could not match her previous result as she finished 30th With Mabel Salkeld finishing 37th they finished in 7th team place, the same as the boys.
Under 17 men, Nicholas Duer and Taylor Sharkey were up against some good athletes in their race and were down in 41st and 69th places.
In the combined under 15 girls/under 17 women’s race, Verity Walker, u17, was our first girl home. Her 5th place was a reflection of how well she had run the previous week at Mansfield. U15 Melina Duer also had a very good race to finish 13th. Also improving every time, Niamh Murphy was close behind her in 21st place. With Lily Salkeld 28th, Caapucine Rousset 36th and Charlotte-Cooney-Quinn 37th the ‘B’ team did well to finish 13th.
Start Fitness Met League 2, Stevenage, Nov 12, 2016
Under 11 B. 17 H Turner 5:19
Under 13 B. 5 B Rock 11:57; 9 A Turner 12:17. Team 7th
Under 13 G. 16 L Dafter 13:43; 30 O Colegrave 14:15; 37 M Salkeld 15:16. Team 7th
Under 15B/17M. 41 N Duer 14:27; 69 T Sharkey 15:54. Team 20th
Under 15G/U17W. 5 V Walker 15:10; 13 M Duer 15:43; 21 N Murphy 16:05; 28 L Salkeld 16:42; 36 C Rousset 17:33; 37 C Cooney-Quinn 17:35. ‘A’ Team 4th; ‘B’Team 13th.