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YC win IAPS – Cross Country - District 2 Championships
10th October 2014

We arrived with three trophies and returned with three trophies! This event produced more magnificent running from the marvellous YC boys in their glorious technicolour.

Once again our YC boys showed we are force to be reckoned with on the cross country fields, lighting up the event with some powerful displays.

The U9s gained well-fought revenge against Hilden Grange, winning the event by 25 points. There were very strong performances from Angus Hall and Felix McArdle-Hodge who again battled it out for first and second. This time, Angus came out on top!  Fin Gentry Potter followed in 5th with Albert Whitlock, Noah Flanagan, George Holder, Tom Hobbs and new man on the team Liam Kingston all running with supreme confidence.  This was a great come back from last week boys, very well done.

The U11s continued their dominance and managed to better last week’s 35 points by scoring just 31!  21 is the absolute minimum, surely not boys… Fin and Matthew battled hard until the very last corner where Fin just pulled away to win the title. The determination and focus on their faces round that last corner was brilliant to see. Oliver Hill was not far behind and then followed Seb Tute, Ollie Croll, Freddie Nicolson, Charlie Lockhart and Tom Dickinson. The thing that impresses me most is their team unity and great sportsmanship. They take nothing for granted and give their running everything.

The U13s knew Dulwich would give them a good run for their money, just one point had separated them at the Thomas Trophy last week.  Dulwich had first and third places on the day but our U13s showed more strength in depth and won the event scoring just 82 points. These boys really worked as a team around the course and stuck with each other knowing that high finishes in clusters counted. Will Tyler was first home in 5th followed by Ben Watkins in 9th and Tom Pitts-Tucker in 10th. Tom Rigney, Alex Freeman, Drew Beazleigh, James Mardon and Max Irvine finished closely behind. A great team performance!   

This was the biggest event of the season and proved to be a fantastic performance from our boys! We are all very proud of them but what pleases me most is their team spirit. They are all so keen to support each other no matter what age group is running. This is the key to their ongoing success, that and a lot of hard work in training! 

Mr H 

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