National XC, Alton Towers, 19/02/11

Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud! Like the senior’s races our youngsters had to endure the same conditions. We didn’t have enough to make up a team in any of the lower age groups but, the youngsters who turned out all ran as well as they could and all finished under the most difficult of conditions.

Laura Benson (U13G) Nicola Sawyer (U15G) Kieran Savage (U15B) all had good runs together with Elliot Todd (U17M). Gordon Benson (U17M) had a very good race challenging the front runners throughout however he just missed out on a medal, coming 4th in a field of 270 runners.

Each of these young athletes represented themselves and the club well and now know what to expect in the future.