English Schools Champion!

An unprecedented achievement for any Isle of Wight Runner – Henry McLuckie broke clear of the best athletes in England to win the 2018 Intermediate boys XC Champion title. Please see below article from Athletics Weekly (credit AW).

AW-22-03-18

Henry has been working through the winter with the club and IWAC coach Paul Simpson – and this is fantastic for the Isle of Wight.

IOW Junior Cross Country Championships

IWCP-02-03-18

Thanks to the IWCP for the above.

Ray Scovell organised the event and it was put on at the same venue and day as the IOW Senior XC Championships organised and run by ryde Harriers.

Many thanks to all those involved in setting up the opportunity for youngsters to have a go at Cross Country running!

Dan wins Ryde 10 mile road race

IWCP_Ryde10_2018A great early season road run form Dan Eckersley saw him finish first and win the Ryde 10 for 2018. The Isle of Wight Athletic Club runner was over 30 seconds ahead of 2nd place Joe Croft from South London Harriers – both posting fast times for the hilly course.

South East Schools XC Championships – 03/02/18

Cloud and drizzle greeted the Hampshire Schools Cross Country athletics team for the 2018 Inter-Counties Championships on Saturday in Newbury. Each one of over 500 runners had qualified form their school, district and county before they made this level – and the races were generally very close with teams from Essex to Berkshire involved. First event was Junior Girls and Mabel Lewis came in 46th, middle of the field and 9th in a strong Hampshire team. Henry McLuckie needed just one slight injection of pace to distance the chasing pack, and cruised to another emphatic victory in the Intermediate Boys event. Henry progresses to the England Schools race in March. Flynn Powell had the worst of the conditions but a great race to finish 51st and 10th for Hampshire in the Senior Boys competition. The three IWAC athletes represented their schools (SBA & CtK), the Isle of Wight and Hampshire superbly. 

Hants_Schools_XC_2018