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CoNAC girls swoop on Hampstead Heath

CoNAC girls swoop on Hampstead Heath

The u13 girls and u15 girls teams returned from Parliament Hills with Silver and Gold medals respectively following another successful trip to the capital.

For the u13 girls, this was their first taste of XC success at the South of England Cross Country Championships on the demanding Hampstead Heath course. The Silver medal team were lead home by Grace Jermy in 21st place, with Maddie Short close behind in 27th Holly Bunn 33rd and Grace Forster 46th completing the silver medal winning team.

In the u15 girl’s race, a fast start by Nelly Porter saw her in contention from the top of the first hill. Nelly ran a canny race, moving through the field to finish just outside the individual medals in a fine 4th position. Following a race long battle with training partner Kate Willis, Meredith Winship finished in 11th position, with Kate just 2 places behind in 13th position. Ellie Taylor ran another excellent race on this tough course to finish in an excellent 37th position allowing the CoNAC team to secure their 3rd consecutive South of England Championship in 3 years and defend their u15g championship win from 2016.

There were a number of other notable top 50 results for the Norwich club; in age order these were:

U13 B – Danny Adams  31st 

U15 B – Will Mahoney 22nd, Rhys Foyster 41st

U15 G – Katie Goldsmith 45th

U17M – Jack White 18th

U17W – Millie Solway 16th

U20 W – Lauren Howe 21st, Alice Rees 43rd

SW – Anna Hoogkamer 40th, Mabel Becket 46th

All age groups were supported by a number of CoNAC athletes, many of whom will move on to greater things in the future.

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