SEAA Inter-Counties Championships
(Shuttleworth Park, Biggleswade, Beds,
14 December 2013)
Congratulations to all athletes who represented Hampshire at Biggleswade.
Under 13 Girls: Holly Powell, Poppy Wright, Millie Burdett, Emily Coulson, Rebecca Poole, Rebecca Bullock, Florence Gothard, Anya Pigden, Bo Sansom and individual gold medallist Josie Czura
Josie Czura was the most successful athlete of the day winning the Under 13 Girls' race with a well-timed effort catching and passing the race lead with just 600 metres left. Well done Josie, a great performance. The Under 13 Girls' team also fared well finishing 2nd overall with the same points as our rivals Surrey but were beaten on count back. We are all looking forward to a rematch at the CAU Inter Counties.
Under 13 Boys: Louis Le Cheminant, Ben Holdsworth, Isaac Du Val, Jack Kennedy, Zakariya Mahamed, Lachlan Wellington, Adam Kimber, Harry Moore and Ben Ringroase-Voase (not in picture: Freddie Guy)
Zakariya Mahamed was our top performer in the boys' races claiming a well-earned 3rd spot leading the team into a fine 4th place overall.
15 Girls: Elizabeth Hedley, Allegra Whittome, Lucy Wildash, Maisie
Grice, Lizzie Squibbs, Stacey Burrows, Catherine Darlison and Holly
Collier - just missed out on team medals, finishing fourth
15 Boys: Robbie Coupland, Jake Cvetkovic, Sam Costley, Luke Powell,
Michael Ilott, Ben Reed, Alex Forster and James Beeks - steady running
saw them finish in sixth place
17 Men: Lucas Clements, Peter Ellis, Mahamed Mahamed, George Butler,
Calum Upton, Matt Smith and Callum Cleary (not in picture: Ollie Butler)
Once again our talented under 17 men performed excellently as a team with great packing to claim 3rd team overall. Led home by George Butler in 10th, who had helped the u15 boys the previous year to a team victory. Ollie Butler in 19th also claimed a team medal for a 2nd consecutive year after picking up a gold in the under 17's at Woodford last year.
Under 17 Women: Gemma Gothard, Alana Spiers, Rebekah Pantony, Evie
Grice, Daisy D'Santos, Ellie Czura and Gemma Wildash (not in picture:
Freya Davis) - another team that had to settle for fourth place
20 Women: Gemma Bigg, Carmen Sanchez, Frances Arnott, Hannah Jennings,
Laura Fenwick, Amy Bream and Carla Plowden-Roberts - finished in sixth
Women: Karen Rushton, Kate Towerton, Hannah Howard, Natalie Thomas,
Claire Dyer, Kath Bailey, Hannah Bliss, Claire Arnold and Jennifer
McLachlan - last to run and also finished sixth
Many Thanks to Graeme Lowndes and Richard Dean who both ensured that everything ran smoothly throughout the day.
Team Manager (who also took all the team photos!)