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Athletics: Jemima is the queen of the hill!

Athletics / Wed 14th Oct 2015 at 02:04pm

Jemima Pratt

Pride of place went to 8 year old Jemima Pratt who won the U11 girls 1.25 mile race despite falling over in the mass stampede start. Young Jemima has been in great form recently and is the current County Schools XC Champion and Great North Run road race champion, where she holds the course record! Henry Moore pupil Jemima is coached at HAC where she is part of the junior endurance squad. She is also a regular at Harlow Parkrun and has great support from Harlow Running Club.

One thing we try to do at HAC is to remind all our superstar athletes that their successes are really the successes of the whole training group, without whom, they could not succeed and thus that builds team spirit and loyalty among the group and they are all great friends. We have such a wealth of athletic talent in the community and are fortunate to have great parental support for all our youngsters at the club.

In the U11 boys 1.25 mile race; a great debut from Freddie Walsh gained him him 4th place Freddie Walsh (6.30), 6th Alessandro Bernie (6.49), 10th Ben Savidge (7.01), 12th Rafferty Groat (7.04), 15th Joshua Knightsbridge (7.20) and 20th was Dominic Morgan (7.55).

In the U11 girls 1.25 mile race; Jemima Pratt was once again dominant in 1st place (7.05), 9th Maddie Bailey (8.16), 11th Lily Smith (8.31), 15th Millie Carter (8.52) and Mary Morgan was 19th (11.42).

In the U13 boys 3.5K; Joe Morgan was 9th in 15.32, Kai Boggon was 11th in 15.40, Ben Sloan who is suffering with a knee injury was 22nd in 16.22, Sam Sloan was 26th in 16.43, Oliver Carter made a great return to form and was 30th in 16.40. The boy’s took 3rd place in the team competition from 12 teams.

In the U13 girls 3.5K; Charlotte Pratt had a strong run to finish in a very credible 5th place in 16.55, Savanna Sirkett was 7th in 17.03 and Ellen Savidge had a great run making her league debut and was 26th in 19.19.

In the U15 girls 4.75K; Lottie Rowedder was once again in tremendous form against really tough competition and was a superb 4th in 19.51 and Zoe Rutter was 12th in 20.22.

In the U15 boys 4.75K; Lewis Harknett was 8th in 17.31 after leading for much of the race but fading in the closing stages on the hills and Owen Harknett was 28th in 18.56, who was suffering with a groin injury.

In the U17 Men 6K; Christian Barker was our sole competitor stepping up in age group but finishing a well earned 25th on 30.14.

In the U20 men’s 8.5K; Donald Campbell made light work of the step up in age group and distance and was a fine 10th place in 36.01 and 83rd overall in the Senior Men.

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