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.