Sat 28th October – Cambridge
Basildon athletics continued their great start to the Cross country season on Saturday 28th October when they achieved some fantastic results at the Horse Heath event in Cambridge, due to a tight schedule the Essex League had to make their selections from this race so the turnout was very high with hopeful athletes. The U13s started well and gained a 3rd spot for the girls team, but it was the U15s Girls that stole the show, not only did the first team win overall they were closely followed by the second team who would have qualified third if the rules allowed.
So effective were the U15 girls that they were able to claim four of the top eight places which is more than the rest of the county combined and ensured half of the Essex team are from the new towners club. The course was firm but provided plenty of challenge not least to last year’s champion Abi Ives who unfortunately lost her shoe in the first few minutes, undaunted she carried on with just one and still managed to claim the fourth position. (more…)