Cross Country : News & Reports

One Tree Hill XC Harwich 10k Tiptree 10 Felixstowe Half


On Saturday Braintree & district Athletic took a large team of 30 athletes to One Tree Hill near Laindon for the first Essex League Cross Country of the season.

It was a warm day, with a very challenging course including a long uphill trail of about a mile, with about half the course through undulating woodland.

In the Under 11s race supporting the match, two of Braintree's youngsters stole the show. Luke Allen came 2nd in a large field, with Simon Smith coming 9th.

Otherwise, we had great performance from all the athletes, including Anna Eden in the Under 15 Girls, 16 year old Chloe Beckett, 5th in the very competitive Under 17/20 Women's event, and Gavin Allen 32nd in the large men's field.

Results Essex Cross Country League Match 1

Under 13 Girls 3k

Jessica Bulleid, 42nd, 21m 18s, Madi Fribbens 49th.

Braintree 8th Place overall

Under 13 Boys 3k

Joe Sharman 29th in 16m 34s, Matthew Beazley 41st, Aaron Fribbens 53rd

Braintree 8th Place overall

Under 15 Girls 4k

Anna Eden 20th in 21m 14s, Sophia Diss 9th in 23m 08s, Samantha Ragus 30th, Daisy Solomon 31st, Rozlyn Smith 35th.

Braintree 4th Place overall

Under 17/20 Women 5K

Chloe Beckett 5th in 18m 56s, Emily Cowper-Coles, 16th in 19m 59s.

Braintree 5th Place overall

Senior Women 6k

Lindsay Rolerkite, 52nd in 40m 7s, Helen Francis, 62nd, Dorinda Fribbens, 81st, Sue Sharman, 88th.

Braintree 14th Place overall

Senior Men 8.5k

Gavin Allen, 32nd in 31m 50s, Mark Eden, 41st,Nick Laughton, 53rd, Lee Cousins, 125, Ross Boyer,129,

Simon Mennell, 130, Andy Smith, 156, David Reaves, 157, Mark Jackson, 169, Neil Speed, 181, Stuart Phillips, 185,

Barry Mitchell, 186, Mark Fribbens, 188, Ryan Askew, 193 Joe McEwan 201.

Braintree 11th Place overall

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