Warwickshire Schools Cross Country at Loughborough 25th March 2017

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.

James Stretton

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!Ellie Gauntlett

Overall, it was a daunting but exciting experience for the duo and they both represented TAC excellently!

The Tamworth Duo

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