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WSEH AC athletes impress at National Schools Championships in Liverpool

WSEH AC athletes impress at National Schools Championships in Liverpool

Molly Jones


WSEH AC athletes once again featured prominently in the final cross country fixture of the season, the National Schools Championship in Liverpool earlier this month.

Representing their county schools teams the club’s runners were consistently toward the head of the field.

Will Barnicoat was the club’s lone representative in the senior boys’ race, finishing an excellent fifth.

In the senior girls’ race, Molly Jones was the fastest of the WSEH trio, coming 44th for Bucks, while Kate Clutterbuck was 76th and Issie Craven 97th. Surrey finished as the second best team.

Another Surrey runner was Ethan Scott in the inter boys event. He came 10th, and close at hand was his club and county teammate Liam Stone, who finished 29th. Luke Birdseye crossed the line in 71st place while Will Goddard came home in 107th position.

In the inter girls event, WSEH’s Charlotte Dewar ran superbly for her eighth placed finish, while Jasime Young, also competing for Berkshire, was 19th.

In the junior boys event Sam Johnston was the first WSEH athlete to appear in 45th place, just ahead of Alfie Spear in 53rd place. In the junior girls race Freya Ruffels, 16th, helped Berkshire take the gold, with WSEH teammate Rachel Clutterbuck (Surrey) returning in 31st place.

In the National Masters Cross Country championships in Corwen, WSEH’s Jenni Ball ran superbly to claim silver in the vet 35 category.

The events took place ahead of the government’s advice on social distancing.

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