Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race

Lincs XC Match 2 Report – GAC Young Athletes Shine

Last weekend was Match 2 of the Lincolnshire Runner XC League. Following some good runs at Match 1, athletes were ready to tackle the tough, traditional cross country course that includes its notorious ‘water jump’.

The U11s were the first to run, competing over the 1.4 km route. Thomas Broadley continued his great form with a 4th placing, whilst Lara Hindmarsh came in 12th in only her second XC race, and Meriel Sheard followed in 13th place. Grace Marshall (19th) finished very strongly moving up several places in the home run.

This race was followed by the longest race of the day at 10.1 km which included the U20, Junior, Senior and Veteran Men. The trio of William Tucker (U20), George Hatton (U20) and Dave Eldridge (Vet Men) represented GAC. William was looking for revenge after being pipped into second at match 1, whilst George was looking for a top 10 placing. With both runners still 17 this XC distance is new, with a field of very seasoned runners. William had a great run leading from start to finish to take the win, whilst George gave a fantastic performance to get 10th overall. Dave Eldridge, who introduced William, George and many young athletes to the sport, and is an inspiration to all, came in 72nd.

Next up was the 2.5 km race for U13 boys. Again two new entrants to XC running, competing for the second time was Jack Pemberton and William Hindmarsh. Having learnt from match 1, Jack and Will paced their runs better, finishing very strongly in 4th and 14th place respectively.

Euan Rodell, whilst only being U15, is a veteran with many successful runs in his legs, and Sunday was no exception as he battled over the now very churned up 4.5 km course, coming second, setting the bar high for his brother who followed this race in the U17 age group.

Rori Rodell had to take on the water jump three times over his 5.8 km race, and even took a ‘drink’ on one occasion, not advisable after hundreds of runners have been there before! This final race was exceptional with a sprint to the line and second place for Rori.

This was a great day of successful competition for Team GAC, and sets them up well for Match 3 at Belton.

– Mark Tucker – XC Captain

U11 Start
U11 Start
U11s - Meriel Sheard, Grace Marshall, Lara Hindmarsh, Tom Broadley
U11s – Meriel Sheard, Grace Marshall, Lara Hindmarsh, Tom Broadley
Grace Marshall, 19th in U11s (girls and boys)
Grace Marshall, 19th in U11s (girls and boys)
Lara Hindmarsh, 12th in U11s (girls and boys)
Lara Hindmarsh, 12th in U11s (girls and boys)
Tom Broadley, 4th in U11s (girls and boys)
Tom Broadley, 4th in U11s (girls and boys)
Meriel Sheard, 13th in U11s (girls and boys)
Meriel Sheard, 13th in U11s (girls and boys)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U13 Boys Race
U13 Boys Race
Will Hindmarsh, 10th in U13 Boys
Will Hindmarsh, 10th in U13 Boys
Jack Pemberton, 4th U13 Boys
Jack Pemberton, 4th U13 Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ewan Rodell, 2nd place in U15 Boys
Euan Rodell, 2nd place in U15 Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodi Rodell, a very close 2nd in U17 Boys
Rori Rodell, a very close 2nd in U17 Boys

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race
Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race
Will Tucker leading during Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race
Will Tucker leading during Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race
George Hatton, 10th in Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race
George Hatton, 10th in Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race
Dave Eldridge, Match 2, Lincs XC League 2018
Dave Eldridge, 72nd00 in Junior/U20/Senior/Vets race

 

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