Abingdon A.C.

Abingdon Athletics Club
Tilsley Park, Dunmore Road, Abingdon, OX14 1PU
Club Secretary: Carrie Bolton - secretaryabingdonaac@gmail.com


Abingdon A.A.C.

Fast getaway at the Scrubs
Southern cross country relays, 17 October
Some leagues may have started but you know that the cross country season is really getting underway when the southern relays hit Wormwood Scrubs. These relays may not attract the sheer numbers that were on the road at Aldershot a few weeks ago, but any drop in quantity is more than made up for by the quality of the competition. A flat grassland circuit, firm underfoot and (for YAs)with only 2 or 2.5 km to run means that the racing is fast and furious. Our U17 women were up first, facing 3 legs of 2.5 km. Lottie Siddle (9:22) took the opener, bringing us in 15th of the 22 starters. Fiona Bunn hauled us up to 7th on leg 2 (8:44) and Vicky Tilling (9:53) brought us in 9th at the finish. 16 finished. Our Under-15 lads team was a model of consistency, with just 4 seconds covering all 3 athletes over 2 km. Alexander Pennington (7:37) came in 25th on leg 1, David Bunn pulled up one place, clocking 7:39 on leg 2 and Adam Ede (7:41) brought us home in 22nd. 30 started and 25 top teams finished. Our Under-13 girls squad has been going great guns in the autumn road relays, and topped the bill for us again today. With 43 teams toeing the line, Beth Darwent got us off to a great start, coming in 5th at the end of the first 2 km lap (7:49). Izzie Jones (8:54) kept us well in the mix in 13th on leg 2 and another strong run from Mette Rutter (8:09) saw us finishing 9th of the 34 teams that completed. A terrific performance from all three of our athletes. At the head of the field there was an awesome display of strength in depth from Herne Hill, with their A team running out winners and their B team in second (and indeed their C team holding us off in a very close finish). A great job by all of our athletes, and once again thanks to the support crews who provided transport and team management.


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