Southern XC at Parliament Hill Fields, Jan 26th
PAC had 25 finishers in a total of 9 of the 10 races in the SEAA XC Championships staged again on the tough terrain of Parliament Hill Fields in Hampstead, London, last Saturday. The best performances on the day were from William Rabjohns, George Mahon, Lexie Brown, Ashia Wilson and Emily Parker. We finished complete scoring teams in three of these races, i.e. 18th out of 38 teams in the u13; 19th out of 34 teams in the u15G; and 65th out of 71 teams in the SW.
A total of almost 3500 runners finished in our 9 races! Some spectacle!
Well done to all those who tackled this major Regional challenge!
Dorset Schools’ XC Championships at King’s Park
These races were staged by DSSA on the undulating King’s Park course on Thursday, January 17th, a cold, bright day. In the eight races, PAC had four winners among their nine podium places. As a result, a number from our 35 runners were asked to compete for Dorset Schools in the South-west Schools’ Championships due to be held on Bath Racecourse on February 2nd. Some are not available. A total of 12 PAC athletes are selected, plus 2 reserves.
Leo Riggs, William Rabjohns, Mark Ruby, Cameron Corbin, Josh Smith, Ben Lewis, Harry Heffer, Lexie Brown, Jaya Collinson, Ashia Wilson, Isobel Rabjohns and Isabelle Taylor were selected, with Dominic Heffer and Finn Pardy as reserves.
Sportshall sessions update
There will be an indoor session on Saturday February 2nd. It will mostly be to prepare all attendees for the Poole AC Sportshall Championships which are due to be held in the Ashdown Sports Hall on Saturday, Feb. 16th. There will be NO SESSION on Saturday, Feb. 9th because the registrar and coaching team will be at the British Indoor Champs in Birmingham. On February 16th we will have our competition – remember 4.00 pm start! Then on February 23rd, our final Sportshall session. Those selected and competing for Dorset at Torbay will have their final practice; those not going to Torbay will do the first part of Athletics 365. Opportunity for the latter group to complete their 365 tests will be at our first outdoors session, starting with registration from 10.15 am on March 2nd.
Final Hants XC League match
At Dibden Inclosure on February 9th. Please make sure, if you can run there, to contact Mark Pauley, Junior Committee as soon as possible.