England runner Joe Dalgleish presents awards at primary school cross country event
8:00am Saturday 9th March 2013 in Sport
AFTER two cancellations due to bad weather of the very popular primary school cross country event, the fourth and final race took place at Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School recently.
With grey and cold weather but great running conditions, over 220 children from 23 schools attended.
England under-23 runner Joe Dalgleish, a previous junior and senior boys champion, presented the awards and also acted as a hare for the senior girls and boys races.
In the junior girls’ race, Connie Watt of Blue Coat, who was leading after three races of the season, had her work cut out to stay with British School runner Tilly Spinney and Slimbridge’s Aoife Johnson, but with a nine point lead she only had to finish in the top eight. Watt finished third, behind race winner Spinney and second-placed Johnson.
It was a proud day for the Beeston parents with their twin sons coming first and third in the junior boys’ race, Daniel being the fastest on the day and Oliver coming third. Splitting the brothers was Jamie Thornton of North Nibley. It was Wycliffe’s day in the senior girls’ race, with three runners in the top three and eight of the top 25 positions. First in was Amy Cook, followed by Evie Green and Louise Stanley.
In the senior boys, Joe McCoubrie won the final race of the season to emulate Daniel Beeston of St Joseph’s, with four wins out of four. McCoubrie, of Blue Coat School, started very fast, gaining a lead by the halfway point of 30 metres and trying to catch the hare, but it was not to be. Second in was Jack Lovell of Wycliffe – both his parents won the mums’ and dads’ race. Third was Hayden Brewer of Blue Coat. Results – Champion Small School: Kingswood.
Champion Big School: Blue Coat.
Team Awards Champions – Small Schools, Junior Girls: 1 Slimbridge; 2 Kingswood; 3 Hillesley.
Junior Boys: 1 Joseph’s; 2 Hawkesbury; 3 North Nibley.
Senior Girls: 1 Kingswood; 2 St Joseph’s; 3 Slimbridge.
Senior Boys: 1 Kingswood; 2 North Nibley; 3 Hillesley.
Big Schools, Junior Girls: 1 Wycliffe; 2 British School; 3 Blue Coat.
Junior Boys: 1 Blue coat; 2 Dursley; 3 Alexander Hosea.
Senior Girls: 1 Wycliffe; 2 Alexander Hosea; 3 Cam Woodfield.
Senior Boys: 1 Blue Coat; 2 Wycliffe; 3 Cam Woodfield.
Individual Awards – Junior Girls: 1 Connie Watt, BC; 2 Aoife Johnson, SL; 3 Lillie Morgan, NY, and Tilly Spinney, BR; 4 Natalie Pacini, K; 5 Lily Arkwell-Smith, SL and Mimi Green, WP; 6 Zoe Boyd, BC; 7 Xanthe Curtis, BE; 8, Connie Palmer, WP; 9 Georgina Courts, WP; 10 Charlotte Dover, BR.
Junior Boys: 1 Daniel Beeston, NY; 2 Jamie Thornton, NR; 3 Joel Langdon, BC; 4 Oliver Beeston, NY; 5 Luke Davis, D; 6 Jamie Stacey, BC; 7 Alfie King, CH; 8 Jacob Hucher, WW; 9 Finn Lingham, WW; 10 Charlie Cross, D.
Senior Girls: 1 Evie Green, WY; 2 Susie Holt, WW; 3 Olivia Gerrard, WY; 4 Amy Cook, WY; 5 Anne Symanowski, K; 6 Louise Stanley, WP; 7 Lexie Burdis, WW; 8 Maddy Palmer, WP; 9 Jess Ryder, WW; 10 Honey McClean, NY. Senior Boys: 1 Joe McCoubrie, BC; 2 Sebastian Pender, WP; 3 Hayden Brewer, BC; 4 Jack Lovell, WP; 5 Tom Cranwell, HL; 6 Stuart Sims, K; 7 Joel Worsfold, U, and Ewan Hadfield, BR; 8 Henry McCurbin, K; 9 Nathan Price, WW; 10 Sam Morris, K.
Mums’ Race: 1 Shopie Lovell, WP; 2 Rebecca Topham, BC; 3 Charlie Arnold, BC.
Dads’ Race: 1 Michael Lovell, WY; 2 Tom Bloodsworth, WY; 3 Curtis Thornton, NR.