Report and photos by Lisa Stretton
Athletes James Stretton and Ellie Gauntlett from Tamworth Athletic Club represented Warwickshire Schools in the National Yr 7 Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough. There were athletes taking part from 28 different counties and regions across the UK.
James ran in the Yr 7 boys race and ran strongly, finishing 44th in a field of 153 runners and crossing the line first for Warwickshire.
Eliie ran in the Yr 7 girls. She had a disastrous start, taking a nasty tumble leaving her at the back of the field – she was cut and bruised but bravely got up and carried on, clawing her way back to finish 107th out of 151!
Overall, it was a daunting but exciting experience for the duo and they both represented TAC excellently!