Due to coach Ali being on a mission in London last week this race report is now old news & somewhat brief for a change! However it is extremely pleasing to report that the u11boys remain in 7th position but are rapidly creeping up towards 6th place. This is partly due to all 5 lads remaining on their feet throughout the race plus some very competitive running from the gun. Oisin headed the challenge resulting in a top 10% position so qualifying for a T shirt. The others dually followed & as long as Eddie does not have a shoe lace problem in the next race I feel we could see fireworks between several of the lads all fighting for pole position in the group.
The u13 lads were slightly below par due to illness but this failed to deter a true team performance enabling us to remain in 3rd position as well as pulling away from Cardiff by a few more points.
Zac & Alex showed total commitment at the start of the race positioning well before the sharp rise up the sand dune early on in the course.
Towards the end of the race Barney Thomas who was clearly missing some of his training pals kept going right to the finish although it was quite tempting to call it a day after the first lap.
As the photos here suggest the u11team look very in the zone pre race but find time to relax afterwards.
Next year if the fixture is repeated a minibus full of lads may be the way to travel due to the distance involved for all. I give full marks to our local Club North Somerset who had the initiative to travel en mass by coach leaving Clevedon at 8am & so avoiding the travel disruption on the motorway.
In comparison our next couple of fixtures in Bath & Blaise will be a walk in the park.
Results u11s Oisin O Halloran (7) Tom White(12) Eddie Bent (39) Rufus Hull (65) Alifie England (89)
U13s Zac Cox (8) Alex Auton Green (9) Ronnie Wilmott (21) Joey Taylor (38) Vijay Bakrania (41) Felix Pearson (65) Barney Thomas (86)