Two of our members participated in the English National Cross Country Championships held at Parliament Hill in London on Saturday 22nd February. First to run was Jenny Nesbitt who followed up her fine runs earlier in the season with another great performance finishing 7th in the Junior Women's race. Also competing was Lewis Sternkopf who finished 75th in a very large field of 280 in the Under-17 Men's race. Well Done to both of them.
Worcester AC's Jack Hocking became the Northern Area Under-17 400m champion in Sheffield yesterday. In his first ever indoor race Jack won his semi-final in 51.92s and was the second fastest qualifier. In the final he was 5th at the 200m mark but ran a strong second lap to win his first regional title in 51.43s and move to 4th place in the UK rankings. Well done Jack!
Worcester AC was very well represented at The NIA last weekend with 23 athletes competing. There were plenty of excellent performances including 18 personal bests by 16 athletes.
There were also 2 new club records from u13 Sebastian Thompson, making his first appearance as a Worcester AC athlete - he ran 8.62s in the 60m sprint (an improvement on the existing record of 0.19s) and 10.03 in the 60m hurdles.
Full results for Saturday can be found HERE and Sunday HERE.
Following her successful run for the England team in Spain a couple of weeks ago (see item below), and being selected as a reserve for the GB U20 team for European Championships in Bulgaria, Jenny Nesbitt has been selected for the England Junior Women's team for the Lotto Cross Cup races in Brussels on Sunday 21st December.
Following her success in the NCAA event in USA recently (see item below), Alice was selected for the GB U23 Team for the European Cross Country Championships in Bulgaria. She was the second GB runner home in 9th place, helping the GB team to win a silver medal. A report can be read HERE.