Report and photos by Sue Fairburn.
On a sunny spring day Tamworth Athletics Club was represented by a group of young athletes in the Staffordshire Cross Country Relay event at Rowley Park Stadium Stafford on Saturday.
Running in the U11 boys were Joseph Gorst, Oisin Au, Max Hamer and Sam Williams
In the U11 girls team were Angelica Rakmee, Freya Cole, Saoirse Au. And Sofia Farmer
In the U13 boys there was Oran Au, Caydon Fairburn and Jacob Williams (normally U11 but he stepped up for the race) Oran ran two legs as the team was one down.
The U13 girls team were Tegan Vickery. Abi Hamer, Amy Cook and Emily Pearce
Each athlete runs one leg which is one mile long. Several of the athletes were running in their first Cross Country competition and none of them were phased by the experience. As all the age groups start at the same time there are under 11 athletes running with under 17 athletes, which can be quite daunting for the smaller youngsters, in spite of this all the Tamworth AC athletes kept their nerve and ran brilliantly.
After an excellent event the U13 girls came 2nd and the U13 boys came 3rd, all the athletes that took part were given medals for competing.
Left to right Tegan Vickery, Abi Hamer, Amy Cook, Emily Pearce Oran Au, Caydon Fairburn and Jacob Williams