SUMMARY 2016 SUMMER SEASON
2016 was another good year in the annals of the Club though perhaps not quite meeting the team high spots achieved in 2015. The UK Youth Development League track teams reached the national finals in both the Upper and Lower Age Groups, this an achievement in itself, with ‘champions’ titles coming in the YDL Upper South, the Southern League Div 3 and the Alder Valley Girls League.
CHILTERN CROSS COUNTRY LEAGUE – STOPSLEY COMMON, LUTON
WSEH AC clearly demonstrated their potential following a near maximum turn out for the 3rd match in the Chiltern Cross Country League series at Stopsley Common Luton on Saturday. WSEH were team winners in the Senior Ladies race, the Under 20 Mens race, the Under 15 Girls race and with 2nd places in the U17 Mens and U13 Girls events. Alex Barbour provided the lone individual win of the day in the U20/17 Ladies race.
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