Blaise Gwent League – Saturday 3rd December 2016 – Under-13 and Under-15 Girls

Race 3 of 5 was on home soil and Bristol and West girls continue to grow and develop as a team. With the addition of Alan Thomas’ girls this season we have seen the formation of a team with strength in depth. I am confident these girls will continue to improve and develop throughout the season. We are still working on recruiting a few more for the Novices.

Under-15 Girls. This was the first race and we had eight girls starting. With around 65 in this field our girls all held strong mid-pack positions with Elle Radford in thirty-fourth, Josie Davis in thirty-fifth, Caoimhe Fullerton in thirty-eighth and Niamh Fullerton in thirty-ninth (both Fullertons first outing for B&W). Grace Evans finished forty-fifth and Anya Wheatley in forty-sixth place. Sadly Molly Orchard and Matilda Jones did not finish, otherwise that would have been two teams! All finishing girls ran well and continue to make steady progress. Currently the team is in eighth position, however this may change a little as I am sure some of the results were entered incorrectly.

1  SWANSEA HARRIERS                      227    488

2  BLAENAU GWENT                            217    437

3  WESTBURY HARRIERS                    194    411

4  CARDIFF AAC                                   160    385

5  NEWPORT HARRIERS                     212    384

6  CARDIFF ARCHERS                         176    374

7  CARMARTHEN HARRIERS              139    320

8  BRISTOL & WEST                            134    269

Under-13 Girls.  These girls are shaping up well for an interesting last two races with medals up for grabs. Six girls started and finished with Alice Bridger-Morales in seventh place, Danni Sinclair in tenth, Olivia Hussey in fourteenth and Grace Claridge in twenty-ninth ensuring another strong team performance. Carmen Chance Munoz finished thirty-second and Jemima Dutton forty-third with both running and developing well.

We have three individuals not a million miles away from the top 3. Team-wise we are currently in second place, well clear of Newport in third place but surely too big a gap to catch Westbury for Gold?…

1  DALIS JONES           WESTBURY HARRIERS               249

2  KATE HOWARD           WESTBURY HARRIERS            245

3  PHOEBE DAVIS          CARMARTHEN HARRIERS        241

4  AMELIA HONOR          WESTBURY HARRIERS            227

5  ALICE BRIDGER MORALES  BRISTOL & WEST          225

6  SOPHIE MOORE          AVON VALLEY                            211

      7  GRACE ASHURST         BRISTOL & WEST                   208

      8  DANNI SINCLAIR        BRISTOL & WEST                      206

Team positions are as follows:

1  WESTBURY HARRIERS                     265    937

 2  BRISTOL & WEST                        220    824

3  NEWPORT HARRIERS                      203    673

4  CARDIFF AAC                                    157    658

5  NORTH SOMERSET                          198    655

Paul Owen Reports.

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