There will be no training on Boxing Day or on 28th December due to Leisure Centre opening hours. Training will resume on 2nd January.
West Suffolk AC entered the Eastern Counties cross country championships with a team of “Wild cats”.
This is the first time in 20 years that our under 13 and under 15 girls have taken part in this competition.
The under 13 girls team consisted of Lila Battell, Lorna Coull, Eva Marshall, Marni Sillitoe, Molly Howell and Lulu Lawson.
The club had a very successful day at the races with Lila Battell becoming the first ever winner From West Suffolk AC, Lorna Coull had a good run finishing a very close third, Eva Marshall finished strongly for the West Suffolk team to be their third place finisher followed by Marni Sillitoe and Molly Howell and Lulu Lawson, in her very first race for the club, also finished well.
This effort was good enough to give the team the race winner and the team trophy.
The under 15 girls did not have a team but both Libby Stinson and Amber Walton performed well, Amber was hindered by an administration error and was not allowed to finish. Libby had a good race and had the fastest finish of all the runners. Joe Bradford was the only runner for the under 15 boys he had a good run and finished well but had no backup from his team mates.
All in all a good day out for the West Suffolk team.
If you want to compete in either the SEAA (Brighton) or the National Cross Country Championships (Parliament Hill), and many have said they do, you will need to pay for these events in the club hut BEFORE 9th December.
As in previous years, £10 each covers entry fees and coach booking, refundable on the coach to those who compete.
I will need to spend time making these entries (in alphabetical order for one race forsooth!) and cannot take late entries though people can enter themselves: up to 15th December for SEAA and up to 12th January for the National.
I can’t promise mud on the Brighton course, but Parly Hill usually delivers………
Senior Men should be warned: at the SEAA race it’s 15K on a very hilly course.
David Cripps MIHM
West Suffolk AC have been allocated one place at next years London Marathon on April 22nd 2018.
If you are keen to take up this place, please could you let either Gordon Palmer, Christine Anthony or Dave Cripps know by Monday November 14
U13 Girls are now 2nd in the East Anglian League. Let’s make sure we have a full team for the final fixture on 20th August and see if we can finish top and get to the League Final.