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CoSARC Juniors perform outstandingly well in trying conditions

Twenty-nine juniors represented CoSARC at the Wiltshire Schools Athletics Association match at Sheldon School, Chippenham, against some of the finest young athletes in the county writes Vasen Moodley.

Despite the conditions, CoSARC’s juniors showed great strength and resilience in the Year 7 Boys, Senior and Junior Girls events. Following their fabulous finish times some of the juniors got the call to represent Wiltshire in the next level of competition.

Art Mitchell Winner of Year 7 Boys Race

The Hampshire Cross Country League match at Prospect Park was run on a chilly but dry day, with challenging sections of water logged grass which sapped the energy of the runners. To make it more interesting they even threw in a hill for the runners to slip and slide their way up and down - which many did !!!

After Match 3 of the Hampshire Cross Country League, Anne-Marie Bayliss is top of the Veteran Women Aggregate Table. Imogen Gray is currently 4th in the U15 Girls league.

Results can be found HERE

Links to photos, courtesy of Barry Davies, Anna Patrickson and James Ballard can be found HERE and HERE

In the Romsey 5 Mile, Lee Syret led the CoSARC runners home in a time of 29:18. Samantha Noyce was CoSARC’s first lady, and 2nd fastest female, in a time of 32:44. She beat her previous PB by 1:09. 15 year old Milly Rayner ran a superb PB time of 34:44 to finish 7th fastest female. Other finishers were Peter Manning 36:53, Lucy Coates 44:45, Tom Lay 49:52 (PB 1:44), Michael O’Connell 50:59, Amanda Ansell 52:47, Anne Norman 53:41.

Milly Rayner with her medal at ROMSEY 5

The Army South XC League 5 Mile Race course was wet and muddy underfoot. Following his win Will Ewens was selected to represent Wiltshire in the UK Inter-County XC Championships in March.

Will Ewens on his way to victory in the Army South XC League 5 Mile Race

In the Senior Men’s Indoor 800m in the Carolina Challenge, Columbia USA, Jaymee Domoney beat his own CoSARC record by 2 seconds. His finishing time of 1:52 qualified him to take part in the British Indoor Championships in February.

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