National XC Champs 2017 – Results and Report
25 members tackled the English cross Country Championships in Nottingham on Saturday.
Dom Nolan finished in the top 100 in the men’s race, the highest position by a Croydon athlete in the showpiece event for over two decades.
He led the Croydon squad to 86th out of 131 teams who closed in in the six to score competition.
Glenn Barden (870th), Mark Maginn (886th), Colin Oxlade (1086th), James Moore (1208th) and Neil Aikman (1411th) completed the team with non-scoring support from Oliver Hosken (1416th). There were over 1700 finishers.
Neil in fact suffered a heavy fall in the early stages but still valiantly got up and battled on to finish the race.
It was Stevie Lawrence who would secure the club’s higher individual finish of the day, placing 28th in the junior women’s race.
Send them my congrats, especially Robbie! https://t.co/tMonmXNRWH
— Pat Lucas (@Pat_Lucas96) February 25, 2017
The Under 15 boy’s quartet closed in in 25th led home by Robbie Tambling (124th). Matthew cheap accutane 30 mg uk Maginn (238th), Adam Shew (265th) and Zachary Blair (293rd) completed the squad with non-scoring support from Murali Varathan (374th).
— Matthew Maginn (@MatthewDmaginn) February 25, 2017
The other age group leaders were:
Jessica Moore, U17 Women, 164th
Kiera-Grace Gordon, U15 Girls, 334th
Kyra Sethna-McIntosh, U13 Girls, 177th
Kieron Connor, U20 Men, 160th
Jordan O’Dongo, U17 Men, 282nd
Imran Salim, U13 Boys, 327th
Megan Driver battled on after losing her shoe early on in the race due to the severe mud. The embattled driver threw her shoe to father Stuart before battling on to complete the remaining 3.5km.
— Tom Hosking (@tomhosking) February 26, 2017
Leanne Moore sprinted home in the Under 13 Girls, and Ifetobi Salako battled hard in the Under 17 Men’s race
Dane Lawrence and Neal Kesterton were also due to run but had to withdraw on the day due to injury.
With thanks to Pearl and Oliver for their organisation en route to the Championships and on the way back! And thanks to all the parents partners and supporters who came to watch. An incredible effort from you all!