West Yorkshire X country – Shipley 20.11.11

Firstly apologies for the delay in this report, my services were required at the Carriage works theatre over the last week so I haven’t had time to write this up! A foggy and miserable day at Shipley and unfortunately a poor turnout for the juniors, with the under 15s loosing the title of unbeaten team due to a lack of runners, however a great effort by the runners who did turn out.
First up was Kimberley Eastwood in the under 13s, a fine run coming home in 34th in a time of 11.46, a much more comfortable run than the previous race at York!
With no boys turning out for the under 13s next up was Laura Benson in the under 15s, a solid performance from Laura with a strong finish bringing her home in 26th and a time of 16.10 and still in the lower age of this group.
On to the under 15 boys, with only 3 runners we couldn’t keep our record in the team event but a great race by the boys regardless. Kieran Savage managed 3rd in 18.22 despite falling over at the start and taking another tumble 500m from home!! Zac Widera ran a very determined race finishing with a crippling stitch but running his heart out in the last 50m to hold his position of 13th in 20.13. Followed in closely by Ben Tootle in 17th place in 20.35 another great race by Ben who is improving at every meeting!
Lets hope we have a full complement of runners for the next meeting.