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Derbyshire Cross Country Mini League Champions 2017

Derbyshire Cross Country Mini League Champions 2017
What a fabulous weekend (9th & 10th December) for Derby AC at cross country with our junior athletes winning the Derbyshire cross country mini league and Ben Connor representing Great Britain at the European cross country championships, coming 6th and getting a team bronze medal.

So our under 11s, 13s and under 15s girls and boys have successfully retained the Mini cross country league. Fielding 40+ athletes for the second consecutive meeting at a very cold, icy and snowy moorways. Our juniors dominated proceedings (on the day wins for Tom Rouse and Patrick Welsh) in all but one age group repeating a similar performance from the Tupton meeting. Winning the girls and boys U11, U13 team age groups as well as winning the U15 Girls and the U15 Boys hanging in with a 3rd team spot. This ensured Derby AC won the Moorways meeting and consequently extending our overall lead and retaining the league.

Overall Individually there was gold medal winners for Tom Rouse U11 boys, Sarah Bourne U13 Girls and Corey Rose U13 Boys. Silver medals went to Billy O’Sullivan U13 Boys and Valentina Costa U15 Girls. (Definitely got to do another awards evening now)

A big thank you to all our volunteers, older athletes and officials for ensuring the cross country meeting ran smoothly. With setting up the course, putting up the much needed tent, course marshalling, our start and finishing officials and the volunteer who got the canteen facilities operating at short notice. Fantastic team effort all round making for a successful cross country meeting despite the cold conditions.

Many thanks Paul Martin Derby AC