XC Results 2011-2012
National Inter-Counties - Cofton Park, Birmingham
Congratulations to our runners in this year's event which was held on Saturday 10th March. Six were selected for Surrey, of whom four ran. Jack Wyllie was a reserve but declined a place due to a new job. Luke had another superb run for 3 laps but had to stop with sickness when 16th. After a couple of minutes he got going again to help the team and still managed 51st (37:36) for 12kms earning a Silver medal for the team, a great effort!
Sam Cliff, who is in the bottom year, had a solid run to place 71st out of 300 in 11mins 17 (3kms), only 8 secs and 18 places behind the Surrey Champion and was 3rd scorer. In the girls race, Hannah Morris did well to be 3rd counter in 56th (12:08) with Bea Allan, who is not yet 12, finishing in 12:20 (85th) with 294 finishers.
National Cross Country Championships - Hampstead Heath (24th February)
Runners unable to take part this year missed a perfect day for running - warm, spring like and mostly dry underfoot. Luke Caldwell's performance in coming 19th in the senior men's race was outstanding and one of the best seen by DMVAC. Running at 5 minute mile pace he was well ahead of a lot of good athletes and only one and a half minutes behind the winner.
Coach Dave Stead would like to pay tribute to Zahra Sharples, who will probably agree that she's never likely to be near the front of races, but still finishes all the big competitions with a smile!
Hannah Morris ran particularly well in the under 13's and could have made the top 30.
SENIOR MEN (12K) - Luke Caldwell 37:34 (19th), Bruce Harrold 42:46 (286), Nathanael Booker 46:06 (553), Stuart Prentice 47:53 (701), Andy Fay M55 48:58 (789), Rob Russell 49:27 (836), Rob McCaffrey M40 50:49 (947), Graeme Mackay M45 53:02 (1122), Steve Kemp M45 53:05 (1124), Patrick Martin M55 55:12 (1262). 1689 finished - Team (6) 42nd (of 125) Team (9) 38th (of 62)
UNDER 15 BOYS (4.5K) - Ollie Baker 19:56 (333) - 367 finished.
UNDER 20 MEN (10K) - Michael Alwin 43.17 (183) - (ran 2nd lap with pulled muscle - 196 finished).
SENIOR LADIES (8K) - Louise Ionascu 36:17 W40 (256), Lynn Jones W35 36:53 (285), Fiona Blagg 39:34 (412), Zahra Sharples 57:11 (639). 649 finished in 65.34 - Team 52nd (of 73)
UNDER 13 GIRLS (3.2K) - Hannah Morris 12:48 (47), Lucy Brett 13:50 (168). 368 finished in 20:24.
DMVAC U13 XC Team Win Surrey Cross Country League Trophy
After winning the Surrey County X-Country Championships U/13 team trophy at Denbies, DMVAC's U13 Girls team completed the Cup and League double by winning the Surrey X-Country League Trophy. The team won all four matches and finishing 27 pts in front of Herne Hill and 99 pts in front of SLH after the final match at on Saturday at Esher Common in cold and snowy conditions.
The U13 girls at the start of the race
Performing very well, the 'B' team came 4th and 'C' team 11th - ahead of 4 'A' teams! Individually Bea Allen did well to place 2nd overall and Hannah Morris only missed 3rd by a single point in the tie break (4th) race.
The following girls took part this year:-
Bea Allen, Hannah Morris, Megan Winslade, Lucy Brett, Ellie Parnham, Emily Hornung, Alice Blair, Rebecca Loomes, Anna Whitworth, Georgina Langfield, Freya Jhugroo, Hollie Morris, Rebecca Westwood, Katherine Tilling, Maddy Phillips, Leah Schlaeppi, Lowri Morris.
No fewer than 30% of the runners were from DMVAC - a fantastic turnout.
Full results (Excel)
SOUTH OF ENGLAND CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS - STANMER PARK, BRIGHTON 28th January
SURREY SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Well done to everyone who took park and especially to Bea Allen and Sam Cliff who won the year 7 races and to Charlie Wyllie and Hannah Morris (the latter out of age) who have been selected to run in the Schools Nationals in Somerset.
Priory Park, Reigate - 21st January 2012
INTER BOYS - HARRY BAKER 20:57 (22), BEN BRUNSWICK 21:07 (26), OLLIE MAY 21:21 (32) TOM CHAPELL 21:50 (41) - 62 finished in 27:10.
JUNIOR BOYS - CHARLIE WYLLIE 14:15 (6), DAN ASHWOOD 15:14 (26), BEN DYSON 16:27 (61) - 75 finished in 20:50.
PRIMARY BOYS - EWAN BATE 8:33 (6), FRED GEEN 8:45 (13), TOM HALL 9:20 (44), CAMERON SMITH ntm (54), CAMERON BARRETT ntm (56) - 74 finishers.
YEAR 7 BOYS - SAM CLIFF 10:56 (1ST), JOE EDWARDS 11:28 (8)
INTER GIRLS - IMOGEN MORRIS 18:02 (42), - 69 finished 24:27 (ISSIE IRWIN?)
JUNIOR GIRLS - HANNAH MORRIS 13:55 (8), LUCY BRETT 14:41 (28), EMILY HORNUNG 14:45 (29), ELLIE PARNHAM 14:51 (31), BECKY LOOMES 16:19 (61) - 83 finished.
PRIMARY GIRLS - HOLLY MORRIS 9:37 (14), DAISY RILEY 10:10 (43), MADELEINE PHILIPS 10:12 (49) HEATHER HARPER ntm (59) - 151 finished.
YEAR 7 GIRLS - BEA ALLEN 11:23 (1ST) ANNA WHITWORTH 12:24 (6), GEORGINA LANGFIELD 13:06 (22), REBECCA IRVINE 13:37 (38), REBECCA WESTWOOD ntm (64) - 83 finished.
Surrey Ladies XC League - Coulsdon 14th January
Surrey County Cross Country Championships - Denbies Vineyard, Dorking on Saturday 7th January
David Moore of DMVAC in the Senior Men's race
SENIOR MEN (12K)
Luke Caldwell 38:59 (2), Bruce Harrold 43:44 (34), Rob Gill M40 47:12 (74), David Moore M45 47:19 (77), Rob Maccaffrey M40 50:30 (116), Nigel Stevens M50 51:09 (127), Steve Bush M50 51:46 (136), Massimo Barcellona 52:12 (144), Steve Kemp M45 53:00 (155), Graham Mckay M45 53:01 (157), Antione Josserrand 54:44 (174), Chris Phillips M45 56:57 (187), John Phillips M45 59:06 (193), Stuart Aikman M45 63:01 (206),
Robert Wylde M45 63:42 (208). 215 finished in 86:59.
TEAM 8th 430 points.
U/20 MEN (6.3K)
George James 21:14 (5th). 18 finished in 31:03
U/17 Men (6.3K)
Jack Wyllie 21:45 (11th), Harry Baker 24:25 (25th). 36 finished in 33.54.
U/15 BOYS (4.2K)
Ben Brunswick 14:37 (15th), Charlie Wyllie 14:43 (20th), Tom Chappell 14:49 (24th), Dan Ashwood 15:49 (40th), Olly Loomes 17:24 (62nd). 71 finished in 21:04 .
TEAM 5th 99 points.
U/13 BOYS (3.4K)
Sam Cliff 12:06 (3rd),Tom Daniel 13:01 (24th), Tom Lowry 13:06 (27th), Joe Edwards 13:07 (28th), Fred Geen (yr6) 13:35 (40th), Ewan Bate (yr6) 13:52 (45th), Will Langham 15:39 (70th), Ben Dyson 16:07 (72nd). 75 finished in 17:33.
TEAM 3rd 82 points.
Sue Phillips enjoying her run in the Vineyard
SENIOR LADIES (8K)
Rebecca Black W40 34:17 (23rd), Lynne Jones W35 36:07 (41th), Louise Ionascu W40 36:08 (42nd), Louise Schlaeppi W45 37:32 (56), Ros Broomfield 37.35 (58th), Sharon Walker W40 38:31 (67), Jacquie Moulder W40 38:54 (72), Jenny Dexter W35 39:01 (74), Karen Marshall W35 41:43 (100), Susan Phillips W40 42:05 (102), Amanda Loomes W40 42:06 (103), Agnes Molendowska 43:05 (106), Vivien Victor W50 44:35 (113),
Rachel Brunswick W45 47:06 (127), Zahara Sharples W45 56:02 (142). 143 finished in 80:10.
TEAM 9th 162 points.
Surrey Ladies XC League - Richmond Park 3rd December
DMVAC Ladies did very well at the Surrey Vets XC held at Richmond Park on the 15th October. Anne Davidson, Rebecca Black and Louise Ionescu placed 17th, 18th and 19th with Louise Schleppi 21st. The V35-V44 came 2nd overall with Jenny Dexter contributing in 26th whilst Anne, Louise and Kim Lowe (35th) secured 3rd place for the V45+ team.
The first DMVAC man was Andy Fay in 18th place followed by Howard Jones in 29th place but the lack of male runners across the age categories was not enough to make up teams.