For the second year in a row we have finished 5th overall team out of 21 teams in total, so a lot to feel positive about. We went into the last race in fourth position but narrowly lost that position. Looking back over the previous few years we have finished:
- 21/22 – 5th
- 19/20 – 12th
- 18/19 – 15th
- 17/18 – 19th
It’s pleasing to see that we have consolidated our improvement from last season.
During the XC series we had 63, 58 ,57, 51 and 56 athletes competing across the five races. So there has been a massive improvement in the number of athletes that are turning out to compete which has made the difference.
We can’t emphasise enough the importance that you all make to the overall team position so you all contribute to the success of the club if you win or finish further down the field! Overall team position wise in the age groups we finished U17W 11th, U11B 5th, U17M 6th, U11G 5th, U15B 8th, U13G 7th, U13B 5th and U15G 6th so very good placings across the age groups. Individually we had the following athletes finish in the top ten overall with U11G Nya Williams 4th, U11B Daniel Tyler 6th, U13B Josh Taylor 9th and U17M Morgan Hill 10th which is excellent considering the strength in depth of the league.
A big thank you to the following for team managing Cat, Lindsay, James, Carl, Ian, Dan and Steve. Not forgetting Jort, our tent man!
Nick Price (Junior XC Team Manager)