Club Achievements 2017

The Berks Bucks & Oxon Cross Country Championships is one of the oldest such event in the athletics calendar having been competed for since 1909 when Slough Harriers won the inaugural event. The local club have enjoyed their fair share of success over the years but nothing can compare to the achievement at Prospect Park Reading on Sunday when WSEH emerged with 5 individual winners and 3 sets of team golds in the 10 race event plus a whole host of minor medals.

WSEH AC were in action on Saturday in the second of the Chiltern Cross Country League series with a match in Milton Keynes.

There were relatively few WSEH females on display but the best result of the day was delivered by a WSEH lady athlete.

Charlotte Firth produced an excellent 2nd place in the Senior Ladies event in a time of 22m12. She had only lone support however, Juliette Soane nonetheless producing her best run to date to finish 20th in 24m52.

The only other WSEH female present was Izzie Thompson who finished 28th in the Under 15 girls event in a time of 16m30.

The long trip to Mansfield proved a deterrent to many WSEH AC athletes and thus the local club only had token representation in the National Cross Country Relays event on Saturday.

Two Senior Mens teams faced the starter in their race with the A team of Alex Goodall (17m12), Simon Millet (16m52), Kieran Wye(17m20), and James Tidd (17m36) claiming 34th place. The B team of Johnny Dry (16m56), Ben Findlay (18m19), Kieran Best (18m29) and Seb Pencole (17m20) were 52nd. 178 teams competed with Tonbridge AC the winners.

WSEH AC were the most successful club in the South of England Cross Country relays meeting at Wormwood Scrubs on Saturday, coming away with 2 sets of gold team medals, a further set of bronze awards plus 6 other teams finishing in the top 10 of their event.

The Under 20 Men led the way with their podium topping performance from Adam Moore with a time of 10m34, Jack Goddard with 10m34, and twin Blake Moore on 10m30. (pictured left)

The opening Chiltern Cross Country League fixture at Shotover Hill Oxford on Saturday was poorly supported by WSEH AC athletes, with no runners whatsoever in the Under 15 and Under 13 Boys races.

After securing team medals at the South of England Road Relay Championships there were high hopes that the WSEH AC Under 15 Boys and Girls team could repeat the feat at the National Road Relay Championships in Birmingham at the weekend. It was not to be however as podium placers eluded them this time. Even so they were still the best placed of all the WSEH teams that featured in the Championships.