Some great lcac performances at county sportshall today. In u15 and u13 Robin, Ella, Esme and Finn all competed for warwickshire. Both girls teams won and are through to national finals. U13 boys just missed out to Birmingham. Well done also to Dexter, Louis and Alistair competing in u11s.
Results from this morning’s Warwick Half Marathon:- 11th Paul Andrew 77.19 4th M40 38th Dean Mawby 82.10 57th Ray Charlton 84.31 (first ever half) 73rd Paul Okey 87.03 6th M45 104th Marc Curtis 89.14 2nd M50 121st Natalie Bhangal 90.13 10th lady 211nd Simon Perkin 1.35.42 3rd M55 219th Chris Hitchman 1.35.56 380th Courtney Depala 1.43.15 52nd lady 427th Jit Sispal 1.44.24 710th Alex Montgomery 1.53.26 12thM60 There were 1480 starters
Tejay de Krester took part in the Vitality Big Half knocking 3 minutes off her personal best to cross the line in 2 hours 10.
Two athletes from Leamington C&AC were part of the winning Midlands Masters team at the England Masters Inter Area Match on Sunday. Phil Gould and Nathan Moore were not only selected to run in individual events but also made up half of the Midlands 4x200m relay team. Moore, racing in the 400m, finished fifth in a time of 58:90 whilst Gould was chosen for the 800m event running a seasons best of 2:10:80 to finish 4th. The relay team finished 3rd on the day with an all inclusive time of 1:46:96. The Midlands Masters Team scored a total of 374 points over 91 events to finish top on the day.
The Saucony National Cross Country Championships tool place at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham at the weekend. The heavy rains over recent months led to a challenging course and the white and blue vests of Leamington C&AC took a beating, with runners finishing the course covered in mud.
The under 17 girls started the day of racing, lining up on the start line they were faced with not only a gruelling course but some brave ducks who had decided to take a swim in the start area. The ducks soon moved and Leamington C&AC girls put in a fine performance finishing 13th on the day. Ana Lovett was first home in 168 place with Rosie Cale just two places behind. Emily Lovett finished 181 with Lucy Green (220) and Emily Wilson (227) making up the squad. The girls were the only full team from the Leamington based club.
Harry Bailey came 345th in the U15 boys race with Oliver Wetherall 236th in the U13 category. Eva Fitzpatrick ran solo to finish 347th in the U15 girls race. Mother and daughter duo Carol Blower and Zara Hadfield raced in the senior ladies, Zara finishing in 182nd and Carol in 734th. The senior mens race saw just four LCAC men make the trip to Nottingham with Henry Morton crossing the line in 429th place followed by Craig Bower (906), Steven Roberts (1312) and Paul Caruana (1372).