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WSEH AC athletes achieve prominent places in final cross country races

WSEH AC athletes once again featured prominently in the final cross country fixture of the season, the National Schools Championship, in Liverpool earlier this month.

Representing their county schools teams the club’s runners were consistently at the head of the field. Will Barnicoat was the club’s lone representative in the senior boys’ race, finishing an excellent fifth.

In the senior girls’ race, Molly Jones was the fastest of the WSEH trio, coming 44th for Bucks, while Kate Clutterbuck was 76th and Issie Craven 97th. Surrey finished as the second best team.

Another Surrey runner was Ethan Scott in the inter boys event. He came 10th and close at hand was his club and county teammate Liam Stone who finished 29th. Luke Birdseye crossed the line in 71st place while Will Goddard came home in 107th position.

In the inter girls event, WSEH’s Charlotte Dewar ran superbly for her eighth placed finish, while Jasime Young, also competing for Berkshire, was 19th.

In the junior boys event Sam Johnston was the first WSEH athlete to appear – in 45th place, just ahead of Alfie Spear in 53rd place. In the junior girls race Freya Ruffels, 16th, helped Berkshire take the gold, with WSEH teammate Rachel Clutterbuck (Surrey) returning in 31st place.

In the National Masters Cross Country championships in Corwen, North Wales, WSEH’s Jenni Ball ran superbly to claim silver in the vet 35 category. The events took place ahead of government advice on social distancing.

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