First league race, 14. October 2018: Hatton Country World, Warwick.
At the first West Midland Young Athletes’ Cross-Country League (wmyaccl.com) 2018-2019 meeting, Sparkhill’s junior harriers raced around the new course and in the persistent rain at Hatton. Those nine young athletes, who ran on Sunday, all performed well and we had at least one athlete in every race.
 

Position


Total appearances this season

 

Time

 

Approximate distance

22

1

Zac Minchin

17.02

U17 Men

4800m             

34

1

Dylan Sudworth

17.53

43

1

Emma Stringer

19.19

U17 Women

4000m

86

1

Alice Stewart

16.16

U15 Girls

 

 

3200m

 

43

1

Ben Frost

12.02

U15 Boys

11

1

Lola-May Smeulders

10.29

U13 Girls

 

2400m

 

48

1

James Phillips

10.35

U13 Boys

98

1

Tom Manzotti

7.47

U11 Boys

1600m

76

1

Aoife Gallagher

7.51

U11 Girls


Full race results can be found at wmyaccl.com – including team points; please remember that results received on the day may be altered.
It was a solid start for those running in another cross-country season for Sparkhill, but a special mention needs to be made for Lola for her dramatically improved finishing position. Also, Aoife and Tom ran their debut league race for the Club, while Emma Stringer made her first appearance since running as an U15.
The second league-race meeting will take place at Warley Woods on Sunday, 18. November.