Well done to Breagha Campbell, Izzie Lamport-Went , Freya McCoy, Catriona McSorley and Tatiana Froggit running for their school James Allen Girls School who were second in junior girls at the English schools cross country cup final yesterday at Rugby and especially to Breagha had a superb run winning the race beating an old rival for the first time. Georgie Hay and Victoria Picken also ran well for JAGS in the inter girls race.
In the Surrey Ladies League at Richmond Park young Saskia Millard won the under 13 girls race to follow up her win the day before in the Schools Cross Country race out of a field of some 300 runners. At Richmond Saskia helped our HHH girls team place a close second on the day backed up by Eloise O’Shaunessey, Bozena Fanner-Brezina, Olivia Lamont & Ella Newton. Our under 15 girls team of Skye O’Shaunessey (an excellent 4th), Clemmie Hillaire and Clare Burgess were 5th team and Izzy Broughton helped us finish third team on the day in the Under 17 girls. Despite several absentees we are still in contention in all the agegroups going into the New Year.
In the senior women’s race our team placed 9th on the day and are lying 6th in the cumulative standings after 2 of 4 races. Our top individual performance came from GB Youth track international Katie Snowden, who in her senior league debut ran one of her best cross country races to date in the longest race of her running career so far. After running in a small front pack chasing the breakaway two race leaders for around two thirds of the 6km in a race that combines the two league divisions, Katie placed a good 8th overall, was 6th of the Division 1 runners and 1st under 20 finisher against good opposition. Katie was well backed up by team captain Karen Ellison who was 12th in Division 1, with the remainder of the A team being Sue Swaine 33rd, Sam Whiting 73rd and Rebecca Barrow 82nd.
All Surrey League results are at this link:.