Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships,

Colchester Sunday 28th November

HMAC young athletes dominated the Eastern Cross Country Championships at Colchester on Sunday winning three team and two individual gold, three silvers and three bronze medals.

Hoseah Gikungu was 49 seconds clear in the U17 Men's event with Massi Dendani third and Tom Davies completing the gold medal winning trio. The B team of Chris Hyde, Ross Earney & Tom Brown won team silver.

Lydia Hallam edged victory in the U15 girls race and fifth and sixth places for Lindsay McLachlan and Francesca Smith won team gold, with Avril Loynes & Rebecca Ward also in action.

Sarah Wilson's individual bronze led the U13 girls to victory as Heidi Surman-Wells (6th) and Jess Ward (11th) completed the team with Amy Baggs 12th.  More silver service came from Robert Woodgate’s runners up spot for the U13 Boys with Sam Hurley 7th and from the U15 boys' trio of Nick Shade (5th), James Kidd (8th) and Andrew Holland (9th) who were also second. Becky Stanley won bronze in the U17W race.





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Under 13 Girls:  2nd. Sarah Wilson 12:20; 6th Heidi Surman-Wells 12:47; 11th Jessica Ward 13:47; 12th. Amy Baggs 3:54 – Team 1st – 19 points


Under 15 Girls: 1st. Lydia Hallam 14:31; 5th Lindsay McLachlan 15:30; 6th Francesca Smith 15:43; 11th Avril Loynes 16:46; 16th. Rebecca Ward 18:02; Team 1st – 12 pts


Under 17 Girls:  3rd. Becky Stanley 23:36;


Under 13 Boys:  2nd. Robert Woodgate 11:55; 7th. Sam Hurley 13:12

Under 15 Boys: 5th Nick Shade 13:28; 8th James Kidd 14:02; 9th Andrew Holland 14:07; Team: 2nd – 22 points

Under 17 Boys:  1st Hoseah Gikungu – 20:00; 3rd Massi Dendani 20:58; 5th Tom Davies 21:33; 8th Chris Hyde 22:45; 9th. Ross Earney 22:55; 10th. Tom Brown 23:35. Team: A Team 1st 9 points; B Team 2nd – 27 points 


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Photos: Kevin White