So far this season George has been in action in the high level Birmingham Cross Country League Division 1 with 167th at Leamington Spa in November and 137th at Northampton on Saturday. George also managed to fit in a run for Chiltern’s senior team at the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Champs at Slough in late November.
Also at Leamington in November was Hannah Wardley running in the similarly strong Midlands Women’s League. Hannah is in her first year at Loughborough University and had runs of 117th at Leamington and 87th at Northampton on Saturday. Hannah also found time to come back to run for Chiltern U20s silver medal winning team at the Southern Cross Country Relays.
Sarah Needleman has joined Cambridge University Hare and Hounds in her first term, and has two good cross countries this autumn, 14th in the inter college ‘Cuppers’ race and coming an excellent fifth from 45 in the Oxford-Cambridge Thirds match on November 29th.
Staying closer to home have been Michael Goddard and Amy Harris. Michael has run all three Chiltern League senior races (106th, 66th, 63rd) before heading off to be a PE instructor for the RAF next year. Amy has kept training and ran to be 23rd in the Junior Ladies race in Saturday’s Chiltern League match at Luton. Amy is intending on continuing running before embarking on travelling plans next year.
After three years at Manchester University Cross Country Club, Grace Birch was back competing for Chiltern Harriers on Saturday, coming 45th in the Senior Women’s race at Luton.