Success for DAC cross country runners at Markeaton Park
The North Midlands Markeaton Park cross country event saw great results across all age groups. with many of the club’s younger athletes racing XC for the first time.
Notable amongst a clutch of good efforts were the U13 girls who finished first overall and held on to first place in the league, alongside the U15 boys who also finished first overall, with a debut DAC run from Ewan Busfield to win the race. Well done to all runners who took part in a well-contested event, and many thanks to all supporters and volunteers for their help setting up and marshalling the course and making sure the event ran smoothly.
Under 11g, Elodie Hobson was our sole runner finishing 11th.
Under 11b, 2nd position overall with Osniel Segal 5th, William Rouse 15th.
Under 13 g, great team running from our girls finishing 1st overall and holding 1st place in the league. Poppy Radbourne 5th, Emily Whitehead 6th, Isla Powell 10th, Sophia Wheeler 11th, Tilly Thompson 17th, Maizie Kennedy 23rd.
Under 13b, finished 6th overall, Oliver Hume 15th, Harry Tatham 17th, Samuel Watson 23rd, Henry Lowe 33rd.
Under 15g, finished 3rd overall with Ruby Davies 8th, Isobel Shipley 6th, Bethany Dye 20th, Megan Joyce 21st.
Under 15b, finished 1st overall with Ewan Busfield making his club debut with an impressive 1st place, followed closely by Leo Powell 4th, Stanley Lowe 7th, Will Wright 11th, Luke Bradbury 17th.
U17w, solid team performances, finishing 2nd overall, Annabelle Ita 5th, Poppy Mead 6th, Issy Rouse 15th.
U17m, also finished 1st overall with Ben Stevenson 8th, Will Annable 9th, Bertie Jackson 12th, Charlie Haste 16th, Ashley Bellamy 17th, Sam Wood 22nd.
Senior Women, finished 3rd overall in a competitive women’s race, Abbey Van Dijk 12th, Dani Booth 13th, Bethan Hudson 25th, Louise Insley 34th.
Senior Men, standing 8th overall with Alun Lloyd Thomas 28th, Martin Kerr 30th, Russ Parkin 87th, Clive Toplass 94th, Luke Ward 113th, Chris Jordan 118th.