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PAC News 46, 26th November 2019

By 27/11/2019Junior

British Cross(-Country) Challenge 3 @ Sefton!

The British Cross Challenge is a series of five races, through the winter at various venues, culminating in Finals in Loughborough on March 7th. At the end of the previous u13B series in 2018 and 2019, the winner was William Rabjohns, a brilliant and unusual feat.  Now he is a first-year u15B but still in the top 12!

The picture above is what faced our three male runners in their races on Saturday at Sefton Park in Liverpool. As someone commented: “That’s more like cross-country!”

In the image (from Mark P), Will Rabjohns is the third of those you can see. That’s why long spikes or ripple-soled shoes are best on the country! Will finished 12th out of 152 in the u15B race over a 3 Km course in 10-18 (winner 9-50).  Ben Lewis was unfortunately hit by illness during his u20 race. (We wish him a speedy recovery.) In the Senior Mens’ race, on 9.8 Km of similar terrain, Jamie Grose ranked 125 out of the 624 finishers, taking 36-04 (winner 30-22). Southampton SM star, Mahamed Mahamed, finished 2nd this time.

Next Cross-Country Match

Hants. League Match 3 will be at Wellesley Woodlands, Aldershot, on Sunday, December 2nd. Events and schedule as Matches 1 and 2. Contact Mark Pauley, Junior Chairman

Annual Junior Presentation

The Junior Presentation will be held at Wallisdown Liberal Club, Saturday week, December 7th. You are asked to arrive by 6.45 pm. The entry price is £4 each, including a raffle ticket.

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