The championships were once again held at the Grammar School at Leeds and, despite the snow, underfoot conditions were not at all difficult.
In addition, there were excellent individual wins for Martha Jackson in the Year 7 Girls, Rebecca Flaherty in the Junior Girls, and Oliver Peace in the Junior Boys. Emily Field continued her great form in 2nd place in the Senior Girls, and in the Senior Boys Reuben Mantle was 5th.
Grace Dawson, in her first year in the Inter age-group, gained selection for the English Schools in 8th place, and Alex Flaherty, side-lined with an injury, was also selected in the U16 Boys. I must also mention Grace Ross, who was representing Leeds Schools, and pleasingly secured selection with a fine 7th place in the Year 7 Girls.
|Year 7 Girls||1st||Martha Jackson|
|Junior Girls||1st||Rebecca Flaherty|
|Junior Boys||1st||Oliver Peace|
|Inter Girls||8th||Grace Dawson|
|Inter Boys||17th||Jack Cardus|
|Senior Girls||2nd||Emily Field|
|Senior Boys||5th||Reuben Mantle|
Emily, Reuben, Grace, Rebecca, Oliver and Alex will represent West Yorkshire at the English Schools Championships, to be held once again at Temple Newsam on Saturday, 16 March, and Martha and Grace will represent West Yorkshire at the Year 7 National Championships at Prestwold Hall in Leicestershire on Saturday, 23rdMarch.
Junior Cross Country Team Manager