The inter counties schools cross country championships took place on Saturday 2nd February 2019. This is a five way meeting between, Northumberland-Cleveland-Cumbria-Durham-North Yorkshire.These are the top athletes from the schools in these areas, so to make it to this level is a fantastic achievement.
The race took place at Temple Park at South Shields the weather was quite brutal with a heavy layer of snow covering the whole area, with icy slippery conditions underfoot making it difficult for the athletes to compete in.
The following athletes who are all Elswick members did themselves their schools and the club proud with their performances, attitude and application on what was a very cold day. Also great to see so many parents supporting not only there own children but all the athletes who were competing.
Minor Girls – 12th Poppy Old 2nd Northumberland Counter. 46th Lucy Milburn 8th Northumberland Counter.
Junior Boys – 2nd Zak Old 2nd Northumberland Counter.
Junior Girls – 47th Zara Naughton 7th Northumberland Counter. 58th Caitlin Flanagan 11th Northumberland Counter.
Intermediate Girls – 28th Hannah Tumia 6th Northumberland Counter. 36th Suzannah Fielding 9th Northumberland Counter.
43rd Emily Allison 11th Northumberland Counter.63rd Charley Lee 15th Northumberland Counter.
Senior Boys – 40th Jamie Styles 10th Northumberland Counter.
44th Chris Mason 11th Northumberland Counter.
The schools selectors will be meeting later this month to decide who goes to the Nationals, however looking at the results it’s fairly certain Elswick will again have athletes representing their schools.
Well done everyone. Cheers Jan & Ken. Some photos of the athletes shown below: