Weekends Round Up 16th OCT


The weekend saw the start of the cross-country season for adults and youngsters alike.

7 Leamington C&AC athletes travelled to Gloucester to take part in the first race of the Gloucester Cross Country League. Marc Curtis was first home for the men’s team, finishing in 34:00 with Steve Howes coming in just 10 seconds behind. Steve Roberts finished in 38:21 with Alex Montgomery (41:06) making up the team which finished 9th overall. In the MV65 race Graham Roberts finished in 30:27 and Noel Butler in 33:59. Jenny Jeeves was the only lady to take part for LCAC finishing in 25:36.

The majority of LCAC’s cross country fans were saving themselves for a more light-hearted club race which was put on after the club hosted the first round of the West Midlands Youth Athletics Cross Country League at Hatton Country World. The day saw strong runs from a number of athletes with a number of them having competed in the primary school or secondary school races the day before.



Mel Gould had had a busy week competing on Monday in the School’s Cup qualifiers at Princethorpe College. An excellent run saw her win her race but unfortunately the team did not finish high enough to qualify for the National event. Saturday saw Gould coming a fine fourth in the County trials at Stratford School. Gould, who is in school year 8, competed against other year 8 and 9’s to run a competitive race, finishing 1st in her school year and making the county team. Taking it in her stride, Gould turned up to the WMYACCL race at Hatton to battle it out against three Rugby and Northampton runners in the U13 girls race, the toughest course of the week was no match for the girls who engaged in a sprint finish with Gould coming fourth overall.



Back on the road Leamington’s Vassilis Andreoulakis and Peter Stockbridge took part in the Simplyhealth Birmingham marathon, finishing in a time of 3:13:03 and 3:41:43 respectively.

Leamington C&AC’s Susie Tawney represented Great Britain in the European Canicross Championships in Italy at the weekend. Tawney, and pet dog, Rivelin, had their trip threatened due to illness and injury in the weeks up to the event but both managed to get back into full health in time to see their efforts rewarded with a silver medal in the competition.

Cross Country Club Champs

Today saw the 17/18 Cross Country club champs, with the West Midlands League. The young athletes were not only running in the league but running to be crowned club champion, while the Seniors took there places as marshals to see them safely round before taking to the course themselves.

Club Champs results first then West Mids positions (-), Results are as followed:

U11 boys 1st James Gould (17), 2nd Finn Williams- Stein (71), 3rd Callum France (107), 4th Sam Burt (113), 5th Niall Fitzpatrick  (119)

U11 Girls 1st Madelin Lim (75), 2nd Natalie Greennwood (119)

U13 Girls 1st Melanie Gould (4), 2nd Hannah Cooper (41), Isobel Ridler (53), 4th Eva Fitzpatrick (66), 5th Megan Marsh (112)

U13 Boys 1st Finnley Newey (69), 2nd Ruairc Winston (72), 3rd Samuel Morrey (75), 4th Daniel Endersby (83), Diarmuid Winston (88)

U15 Girls 1st Rosie Cale (39), 2nd Saffie Chiba (43), 3rd Lucy Green (53), 4th Rositsa Gugutkova (55), 5th Alice Parsons (67), 6th Amber Ballard (82)

U15 Boys 1st Jai Sispal (7), 2nd Cameron Williams- Stein (10)

U17 Girls – No Runners

U17 Boys 1st Dom Priest (14) 2nd Jamie Wollaston (50)


Senior Results


All results are subject to change due to the races combined in league races

Message from the XC Team Manager

This coming Sunday (15th of Oct) Leamington C&AC are hosting the West Mids Jnr’s XC at Hatton. If you can help out with Marshalling for a couple of hours in the morning, please contact Capt Phil at phillip.gould@coventry.ac.uk

In the afternoon (14:00hrs) we will be holding the LC&AC XC Club Champs. A great warm-up for the season ahead and a chance to try out you’re new spikes in a friendly environment. If you want to run, again mail Phil at the same address.
The XC season is fast approaching but if you’re membership isn’t paid up for 2017, you wont be eligible to run, as this would cause the team to get disqualified. It needs to be sorted before race day.