Cross International de Coutances 2009
22 November in Coutances, Normandy

  * age groups as at 31 December 2009

 Benjamines - Under 13 Girls* (individual Hampshire performances)

Hampshire.s youngest girl Klara Lyne made a fine debut finishing in 4th position. Imogen Immett after a good start was forced to pull out of the race due to illness.

4 Klara Lyne (Winchester & District) 8:19

 Benjamins - Under 13 Boys* (individual Hampshire performances)

Good running from the Hampshire boys, all on their county debuts. Ben Dunford after a very competitive race just pipped his Hampshire colleague Will Stafford to take 2nd place. Rory McCallum finished in 7th position.

2 Ben Dunford (Winchester & District) 7:13
3 Will Stafford (Winchester & District) 7:15
7 Rory McCallum (Winchester & District) 7:43

 Minimes filles - Under 15 Girls* (individual Hampshire performances)

Hampshire dominated this race with Francesca O'Donnell (back after injury) leading the team to a decisive victory finishing in 2nd place. Hannah Jennings and Maddy Donald, both on their Hampshire debuts, finished 3rd and 4th with Emily Clarke completing the team in 8th position. Jessica Ellwood finished in 15th place.

2 Francesca O'Donnell (Aldershot, Farnham & District) 7:51
3 Hannah Jennings (Winchester & District) 8:03
4 Maddy Donald (Winchester & District) 8:12
8 Emily Clark (Winchester & District) 8:53
15 Jessica Ellwood (Winchester & District) 9:23
1st Team: Hampshire 17 points    

 Minimes garçons - Under 15 Boys* (individual Hampshire performances)

Not to be outdone by the girls, the boys also dominated their race with fine runs from Stuart McCallum (2nd place), Alexander Ruggles (3rd place), Luke Holman (5th place) and Sam Appleton completing the team in 9th position.

2 Stuart McCallum (Winchester & District) 12:49
3 Alex Ruggles (Team Southampton) 13:06
5 Luke Holman (Andover) 13:31
9 Sam Appleton (Winchester & District) 15:22
1st Team: Hampshire 19 points

 Cadettes - Under 17 Women* (individual Hampshire performances)

Best performance of the day by the ever-improving Jade Bowling who beat Poole Runner Nicki Bissett by 35 seconds to take 1st place. Carla Plowden-Roberts on her county debut was just on Nicki's heels to take 3rd place, followed closely by Jessica Maw who finished 4th with Gabriella Oliver completing the team victory in 14th position.

1 Jade Bowling (Winchester & District) 14:40
3 Carla Plowden-Roberts (Isle of Wight) 15:06
4 Jessica Maw (Winchester & District) 15:34
14 Gabriella Oliver (Winchester & District) 18:29
1st Team: Hampshire 22 points

 Cadets - Under 17 Men* (individual Hampshire performances)

Chris Adams ran well to take 2nd place with Jake Sellwood 3rd, Stephen Blunt 5th and Darren Carr completing the team in 7th position to ensure bringing the team trophy home to England.

2 Chris Adams (Andover) 12:35
3 Jake Sellwood (Basingstoke & Mid Hants) 13:00
5 Stephen Blunt (Basingstoke & Mid Hants) 13:33
7 Darren Carr (Basingstoke & Mid Hants) 13:44
1st Team: Hampshire 17 points

 Juniors filles - Under 20 Women* (individual Hampshire performances)

Jennifer McLachlan finished in her best position to date in Coutances to take 2nd place with birthday girl Hannah Vosser (18 on this trip) celebrating in style taking 4th place with Hollie Light 6th, Nicola Ferris 8th and Elise West (who won a bicycle in the numbers draw) finishing in 9th position.

2 Jennifer McLachlan (Winchester & District) 14:25
4 Hannah Vosser (Winchester & District) 15:42
6 Hollie Light (Winchester & District) 16:08
8 Nicola Ferris (Winchester & District) 16:24
9 Elise West (Winchester & District) 16:39
1st Team: Hampshire 20 points

 Juniors hommes - Under 20 Men* (individual Hampshire performances)

Only one runner from Hampshire took part but what a performance from Chris Bernsten finishing in 2nd place closely behind one of Germany's class runners, Karl Dominik.

2 Chris Bernsten (Andover) 17:57

(With thanks to Graeme Lowndes, Team Manager, who wrote this report for his club newsletter)