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Newbury Athletics Club battle tough conditions with recent Cross Country League event in Cirencester

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Newbury Athletic Club travelled to Cirencester for round two of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League to battle wind, mud and hills.

The headline performance was from Josie Robertson, who came 1st in the U17 girls race and together with teammates Sophie Bhatt in 5th and Miriam Cooper in 6th took the 1st team spot ahead of Oxford City AC and Swindon Harriers.

The U15 boys and girls both finished as the 2nd team.

Josie Robertson | Pic: Barry Cornelius
Josie Robertson | Pic: Barry Cornelius

Charlie Adams in 3rd, Aston Howse 7th and Jacob Glendenning 12th made up the boys team and Isabel Moore, despite losing her one of her shoes in the mud on the first lap and having to run most of the race with only one shoe, came 4th, with Katya Butgess 6th and Georgia Knight 18th completing the girls scorers.

Josh Norton was the 3rd U13 boy, Oliver Blatchford the 3rd U11 boy and Amelie Disley the 4th U11 girl.

The Senior Men had a great turnout and finished 3rd with all seven scorers finishing in the top 45 from almost 300 racers.

Cameron Craik was the 1st club member home in 12th and he was joined in the A scoring team by Callum O'Neill, Daniel Tuttle, Bernie Gerrard, Mike Robbins, Ben Bliss - who made a very impressive country debut in 42nd place overall and Steve Barnes who was 2nd V2.

72-year-old Mike Sheridan proved he’s more than capable on the country as well as the road backing up his 1st V4 position last month with another this time around.

The Senior Women finished in 4th with the three scoring team comprising of Luci Robertson, who was 1st U20, Rachel Allen and Rebecca Downie.

Sheila Marshall was 3rd in the V4 category.

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