National Senior Road Relays and Junior 5K Championships.

National Senior Road Relays and Junior 5K Championships.

National Relays
On Saturday 9th April our team of senior men and ladies travelled to Sutton Park in Birmingham to take part in the National road relays for the first time in 10 years. We also had three junior athletes taking part in the  Under 17 women’s individual 5k Championships. The team travelled down together on organised mini-buses which made for a fun filled day out (ALL PICTURED), with most going straight to the ECH clubhouse for the Cross Country awards evening afterwards!

First to run were the juniors and Emilia Platt kept up her excellent recent form to win in a time of 18.01 to claim the individual gold medal. Aliesha Smith followed her home in 4th place and Imogen Gush 6th which was enough to give them the team gold medal and make them the NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!! Amazing achievement, well done to all three.

The Senior Men were next with 12 athletes making up the team which consisted of 6 long legs of 5.31 mile and 6 short legs of 3.16 mile. The team finished a creditable 45th place in an overall time of 4.54.35. Individual times below and team position in brackets on each stage.

       Joseph Hudak     (48) 28:34
        Daniel Armstrong (54) 18:10
        Gavin Browne     (43) 28:31
        Daniel Kavanagh  (48) 18:49
        Liam Browne      (46) 29:47
        George Lewis     (46) 18:17
        Michael Holness  (45) 30:17
        Michael Obi      (44) 18:23
        Allan Cooke      (47) 32:55
        Jonathan Aust    (46) 18:57
        Darren Smith     (47) 32:36
        Jacob Taylor     (45) 19:19
And the final event were the Senior Women with 6 athletes making up the team which consisted of 2 long legs of 5.31 mile and 4 short legs of 3.16 mile. The team finished in 24th place in an overall time of 2.56.01. Individual times below and team position in brackets on each stage.
        Hayley Simpson   (31) 38:18
        Michelle Vaughan (26) 20:24
        Megan Lewis      (27) 23:21
        Emma Macqueen    (27) 40:22
        Katie Catherall  (24) 31:13
        Bethany Mcmanus  (24) 22:23

>ALL FULL RESULTS CAN BE FOUND HERE<