AFD AC athletes remembered
WSEH AC Middle Distance squad led by Shireen and John Higgins led a minutes silence prior to their normal Tuesday night training in tribute to Lucy Pygott and Stacy Burrows, the two Aldershot, Farnham and District Athletic Club runners, who so sadly lost their lives recently.
The Berks Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championships is thought to be the oldest race of it's kind in the athletics calander - being first contested in 1911, and taking place every year since excluding the war years.
WSEH AC contested just two of the age group races in the English Cross Country Relays at Mansfield on Saturday fielding teams in the Senior age groups only.
Some 170 teams faced the starter in the Senior Mens race. Alex Goodall led off for the local club, coming home in 39th place in 16m07. Ricky Harvie took the second leg moving up to 35th place with his time of 16m22. Kieran Wye on the 3rd leg maintained the status quo with his clocking of 16m47. Team captain Simon Millett took on the responsibility of the final leg, clawing back two places to 33rd in 16m44.
WSEH AC were the most successful of all the competing clubs, in terms of medal count, at the South of England Cross Country Relays at Wormwood Scrubs. The local club emerged with 6 sets of medals from the 9 races on the day.
Chiltern Cross Country League – Oxford
National Road Relays Championships
WSEH AC were fully represented in each of the races at the National Road Relay Championships at Birmingham over the weekend, but despite some good performances, failed to make any podium places.