Having claimed both the Essex County Championships titles - clubs AND schools, Kiera-Jayne Atkinson put in possibly an even better performance in the Under 13 Girls race on Saturday as she placed seventh in the South of England Championships on the difficult course at Parliament Hill Fields. With backing from her sister Kayleigh 52nd, Holly Watson 56th and Alice Bower 72nd the team placed 8th. No doubt a full strength team would have been challenging for team medals.
Our only other team to close in were the Under 17 Men (pictured) as they were led home by an impressive run from Zach Bridgeland, finishing 14th. With support from Ethan Reilly, Aaron Davis and Mark Beale, they were to place 12th in the team rankings.
The best of the other members competing came from the Under 17 Women, with Martha Smith 39th and Hannah Bolton 54th.
Report: Roy Meadowcroft
Photo: Mick Bridgeland