Each year the pupils from the Tamworth Schools of Landau Forte Qems, Landau Forte Amington, Rawlett, Wilnecote and Belgrave hold three cross country races for athletes to compete in the Staffordshire County Cross Country selection process culminating in the English Schools cross country competition which is held annually in March each year. Many of our top athletes have started their athletic careers by taking part in this process and representing one’s County is regarded as an honour..
Eve Clawley of Landau Forte Qems has competed in 15 of these races starting in year 7 and finishing in year 11 and she holds the unblemished record of winning every one of the 15 races, she has gone on each year to represent Staffordshire and has won the County Cross Country Championship and place medals several times. This year she will be joined by athletes from various schools in and around Tamworth who are also members of Tamworth AC who have also been selected to run for their County.
Tamworth AC members running for Staffordshire include
Natasha Lee and Lottie McLaren, Year 7.
Luca Bradley Year 7
Tegan Vickery and Emily Pearce Year 8/9,
Eve Clawley Year 10/11.
Tamworth AC members running for Warwickshire include
Abi Hamer and Libby Price year 8/9
James Stretton (Yr8/9) and Toby Wooton (Yr7)
They will all be representing their Counties at the Schools Inter County Cross Country Championships on 25th November at Moreton Morrell.
Other Tamworth AC athletes who competed in their various schools cross country races are
Katey Harvey came 14th in her year 7 race
James Walker came 10th in his year 10/11 race
Freya Cole came 1st in her year 5 race
Sofia Farmer is in year 5 but ran as year 6 and she came 4th in her race
Annie Boonham came 2nd in her year 6 race
Adam Stokes came 5th for year 5,