Robertson makes it four Oxfordshire League wins in a row in the Cotswolds
Newbury Athletic Club's Josie Robertson made it four first place finishes in a row when she won the under-17 girls race in round four of the Oxfordshire Cross Country League at Cotswold Farm Park in scenic Gloucestershire on Sunday.
Robertson’s win wrapped up the individual league title ahead of the fifth and final race meeting next month and inspired the under-17 girls to their second team victory in a row.
Robertson’s teammates Isabel Moore and Miriam Cooper made sure of the team win with fine races in their own right as Moore claimed an individual bronze and Cooper finished an impressive seventh.
Rupert Knight furthered his cause and edged in front in the battle for the under-11 boys league title thanks to a superb run that saw him home first in Gloucestershire while Jude Bennett came 10th.
Katya Burgess secured her highest finish of the season when she came second in the under-15 girls race and now looks to be sure of an individual medal with a race to spare while Georgia Knight was an excellent seventh.
Xavier Lee was another athlete to run a season's best as he continued his impressive debut campaign, finishing third to keep his hopes of a medal alive ahead of next month's final fixture.
Lee's teammate Oliver Blatchford finished eighth.
Cameron Craik ran another fantastic race to finish third in the senior men's event while Matthew Green came eighth to keep him in with an outside chance of an overall individual medal.
Mike Robbins, Mike Wheeler, Bernie Gerrard, Andrew Ind and James Knight joined Craik and Green in the scoring A team while Lewis Newton and Richard Kennedy epitomised the Newbury spirit with committed runs.
Gerrard, Steve Barns and Geoff Anderson all look to have done enough to secure an overall age category medal, with the final race at Henley likely to decide the colour.
Sophie Bhatt was 12th in the senior women's race and the first under-20 finisher and appears to have clinched her category title.
Bhatt was followed home by Laura Buchanan, with Rachel Allen and Alexandra Bentley joining Bhatt in completing the women's scoring A team.