Surrey League Fixture 1
Last weekend saw the first Cross Country League race since February 2020 with a return to action at Richmond Park for all teams.
Juniors – U13
The girls got off to a solid start with a 7th place as a team with a fantastic performance from Emily E to finish 4th. The boys doing slighly better with a 6th place team result.
Juniors – U15/U17
The U15/U17 boys again recorded a good performance in what looks to be a competitive league coming in mid table. The U15 girls recorded a 6th place putting them in a good position to push on in the upcoming fixtures.
The senior ladies kicked off their season with a flying start – Suzie Monk coming tantalisingly close to winning the event but instead having to settle for 2nd (we’re sure she’ll be back to pick up a win later in the season!) backing up Suzie was a brilliant performance by Carolyne Baxter (5th), Hannah Knights (28th) and Sam Ludlow Taylor (35th) and Naomi Maini (38th). Sixteen ladies competed for the Gees, which we believe is our largest ever turnout (by some margin!) Well done all!
Guildford’s men had a solid start to the league season with a mid-table 5th place finish. Once again, the team were led home by John Sanderson, who finished 2nd. John was backed up well by 2nd claimer Freddie Hessian (5th), Tom Foster (16th), George Dollner (23rd), Matt McDaniel (39th), Dan Wallis (61st), Sam Begg (71st), James Harvey (75th), Mark Tennyson (84th) and Ethan Kendall (98th). In all, 26 Guildford men completed the fast undulating five mile route. Expect more mud in the coming months…
SEAA Cross Country Relays
Guildford’s senior men picked up their first SEAA team medals with a storming 2nd place finish at Wormwood Scrubs yesterday. The A team of Tom Foster, George Dollner, John Sanderson (=3rd fastest individual) and Andy Coley-Maud (2nd fastest individual) were only 14 seconds behind the winning team. The B team of Dan Wallis, Matt McDaniel, Sam Begg and James Harvey were 11th overall and 2nd ‘B’ team.
Equalling the Men, the U20 ladies put in a fine performance to bring home Silver. The team of Della Sakaria, Phoebe Matravers and Susannah Lecoutre triumphed over some well established clubs such as AFD and TVH to take the second step on the podium.
Bruce Judd Relays
A great day for GGAC at the Bruce Judd XCountry Relays….
U17 Boys – Bronze 🥉 (Louis, Kay & Max)U17 Girls- Gold with 🥇 (Geogia fastest lap 🥇, Poppy & Christina)
U15 Boys – non scoring (Abel & Jack)U15 – Girls 4th (Abi S, Amiee & Robin fastest lap 🥇)
U13 Boys – Silver 🥈(Josh, Ted & Eddie)U13 A Team Girls – Gold 🥇 ( Kitty, Sophie H, Katie)U13 B Team Girls 7th (Charlotte, Emily W & Sophie J)
The future is looking bright!