In today’s third round of races in the 2015/16 Essex Cross
Country League in Cambridge there were team victories for the Senior Men, Senior
Women, Veteran Women – and a resounding triumph for the U13 Girls team.
In extremely wet conditions, the U13 Girls were utterly dominant
in their race. Rising star Martha Smith
claimed victory by almost 30 seconds – and with the support of Georgia Tombs (2nd),
Faye Sweeting (4th), Hannah Bolton (5th) she led the team
to an outstanding victory which will take them to the top of their league table. Evie Smith was 13th, and Tia Cocca
15th, underlining what a wealth of talent the club has in this age
U17 Jodie Judd once again led the Senior Women’s team to
victory, consolidating their position at the top of the table. Her third place finish was supported by Gemma
Barry (8th), Sally Judd (9th) and Rebecca Cole (10th)
to give the Ladies a comfortable win, ahead of Colchester Harriers. Sally also contributed to the Vets team
victory, assisted by Wendy King (14th) and Jo Smith (24th).
The Senior Men were led to their success by Grant Twist (3rd)
- with Mark Sandford (4th), Matt Granger (8th), Stephen
Woodford (14th) and Darren Blackwell (25th) ensuring
triumph over second placed Colchester Harriers.
The U17 Men’s team of Jordan Denyer (11th),
Nathan Brearley (15th), Harry Tullett (22nd), William
Gray (28th) and Alex Smith (29th) took third place in
their race – and the U15 Girls team (Lucy Aitchinson – 9th, Thea
Smith - 30th, and Josie Tullett – 36th) finished 6th.
The U17/20 Women’s team were one short of a full line-up,
but Rachel Broome (4th), Megan Williams (9th), and Emma
Perks (12th) battled to third place overall. Following her move from CAT’s, Lydia Callen
ran for the club for the first time, but as a non-scorer.
The U13 Boys (Scott Thomas and Thomas Woodward) were also
short of a full team – while in the U15 Boys category, Zach Bridgeland (6th)
was unfortunately our only runner.
Provisional results here
Roy's summary of all Chelmsford results