A handful of Tamworth AC’s brightest young athletes headed to Sefton Park in Liverpool for the prestigious English Schools Cross Country Championships at the weekend. The annual event, with past competitors and winners including some of the biggest names in athletics, sees runners from schools the length and breadth of the country selected to represent their counties. No surprise then that the level and pace of competition was fierce across all the age groups.
The first race of the day was the Intermediate Girls. Tamworth’s Tegan Vickery, representing Staffordshire, finished her excellent season with a time of 15:24 in 300th place amongst a huge field of athletes for the 3.8km race.
In the 3km Junior Girls event Lottie McLaren finished for Staffordshire in 220th place with a time of 12:51, followed closely by Chloe Sharman, also running for Staffordshire, in 289th place with 13:16 on the clock.
Finally, for the Senior Girls, Tamworth’s Charlotte Perry returned from a recent illness to represent Warwickshire Schools in the 4.4km event; taking a commendable 158th place with 19:04. Sophie Perry also stepped up to the line for Warwickshire and finished the race in 253rd place on 20:32.
The championships marked the end of another successful cross country season for Tamworth AC that has seen athletes perform well in the league, county, regional and national championships.