Thank you to Jan & Ken Heslop for the report:
On what was the first cross country race of 2019, Elswick Juniors had an excellent turnout across the age groups. The Sherman cup was donated to the local cross country league by Sherman’s football pools in 1949. In 2002 former harrier league secretary’s Pam and Ron Davison donated a trophy so that the ladies could compete in a similar competition to the men. All ages apart from u/11s count towards the overall points these races differed from the Harrier League: No packs – all scratch races.
Girls u/11 1st Poppy Wilde 4.07 – 15th Louisa Hamilton 4.48 – 19th Charlotte Naughton 4.55 -22nd Zoe Fielding 5.02 – 31st Jessica Robinson 5.14 – 32nd Lola Wood 5.15 – 35th Sydney Bungay 5.18 41st Hannah Waterhouse 5.34 – 53st Keira Bairstow 6.32. U/13 Girls 10th Poppy Old 13.09- 12th Caitlin Flanagan 13.21 – 29th Lucy Milburn 14.17- 40th Lauren Stroud 14.42- 44th Bella Russell 15.00- 54th Katy Bullock 15.48- 58th Sophie Henderson 16.01- 63rd Jayden Morton 18.07 4th Team. U/15 Girls 25th Charley Lee 13.39- 27th Emily Allison 14.03- 39th Aimee Bairstow 16.08- 44th Lucy Dickson 16.30 7th Team. U/17/20 Girls 10th Hannah Tumia 22.18- 11th Suzannah Fielding 22.22- 28th Kerry-Anne Simpson 27.02. 5th Team.
With the addition of the senior / veteran women, Elswick came in overall 2nd position. Well done & congratulations to all of the female athletes.
Boys u/11 6th Sam Allison 4.17- 11th Jake Stroud 4.29- 60th Ethan Housego 5.26- 62nd William Scougall 5.33- 65th Marcus Smith 5.33. Boys u/13 18th William Butterworth 12.42 – 24th Charles Mason 13.26 – 31st Adam Robinson 13.32 – 34th Henry Young 13.41 57th Elliott Kelso 14.50 – 65th Bailey Shore 16.02 7th Team Boys u/15 22nd Zac Old 11.35- 47th Kieran Dixon 14.03-53rd Will Brown 15.24 8th Team. U/17 Boys 21st Chris Mason 21.40 . Combined Team result was 12th place for the junior boys & senior & Vet Men. Well done.
Well done everyone. The next race is on the 9th February at Thornley Hill Farm, Peterlee. See NEHL for full details of the last two races (and for the junior squad) to have a chance for the 2018 club championship.
Thank you to Paul Robinson who brought the tent and Dave Jardine for bringing it home .