Hampshire Cross Country League 2018/19 13th October at King’s Park, Bournemouth (Match 1)
Unexpected brilliant sunshine was matched by some more forecasted great results in Saturdays opening Hampshire Cross Country League Match in Bournemouth. The Isle of Wight Athletic Club narrowly missed having a top 20 finisher in every junior race – but came away with a very happy team and surprisingly clean kit!
The Under 11’s races saw Freya Taylor storm round in 9th and Abigail Fancourt (47th) finish well before James Heng had a great run to come 12th for the boys. The biggest IWAC team was the U13 Girls – Maisey Kent leading them in 20th, Lily Barclay 44th then Mia Stillwell (50th) Evie
Taylor (56th) Mia Ross & Charlotte Fancourt (68th & 69th) and Isabella Matthias (72nd). Joseph Roberts was the fastest IWAC U13 boy in 16th, with Finley Lax (85th) Fionn Buggy (90th) and Jackson Hill (98th). For the U15 Girls race the first Island athlete was Mabel Lewis (18th) followed by Naomi Holdsworth (35th) and Eden Canning (57th). Campbell Laird produced the result of the day with 4th place in the boys event, leading in teammates Noah Patey (48th) and Jay Spooner & Henry Matthias (71st & 72nd). The U17 girls saw Milly Bacon compete strongly for 19th, before Niall Powell and Thomas Timmons came 22nd and 31st on the longer boys course.
In the senior women’s races Samantha Fancourt the first home for the Harriers team (130th), closely followed by Natalie Rose 31:48 (150th). Katie Lewis (IWAC) was 151st and again for Ryde Harriers Hayley Totton (186th) completed the Isle of Wight finishers.
In the senior men’s race Steve Haggerty (IWAC) was 147th with Leslie Cupis was the first home for Ryde Harriers (155th), followed by Trevor McAlister (198th).
Noah Patey & Steve Haggerty in new club kit (Sponsored by Wightlink).