National road relay report

Well done to all the KTH middle distance squad who braved the cold wet conditions at Sutton Park to compete in the national Road relays. It was a busy day with many of the squad making their debuts over the identical 3.86km course.


The debut U13 girls team were first off with Emily Williams producing an outstanding run in the opening leg, bringing the team home in 22nd position with a superb time of 15:45, Brianne Adams produced a solid 2nd leg with 20:24, and Jennifer Robinson brought the team home in a respectable 39th position with 19:29


Also making their debut the U13 Boys team also ran well with Nathaniel Far running the opening leg with 17:16 in 49th position, Josh Cannell a late substitution took his chance with a gutsy run to make up 5 places with 16:49, and Joe Barthorpe taking two places brought the team home in a respectable 42nd position with 16:42


The U15 girls teams also ran well with the A team finishing in 39th position overall, with Beth Gordon leading off with a solid opening leg and bringing the team home in 47th position with 16:04, Claudia Nevett ran an excellent 2nd leg to make up 7 places and improve her course PB by 8 seconds with 15:29, and Rebecca Hughes determined to improve her performance from the Midland RR in inspired form on the last leg making one further place and improve her course PB by over 2 minutes with 16:41! The incomplete B team due to a virus in the camp also ran well with debutants Sophie Moss running well with 16:57, and Amy Robinson running a solid 18:02


The highest team position of the day came from the bronze medal winning team from the Midland RR, who finished in an excellent 23rd position. Lead leg was Jess Gordon who carrying a niggle struggled a little but ran well with a solid 15:43 for 29th, Gemma Vaughan ran well in the second leg with 16:43, and Abigail Coleman ran well on the anchor leg to make up 9 places with 16:35


Last race of the Day was the U17 men, also incomplete due to an injury to Josh Cara, ran well with Jack Hope taking the opening leg and determined to better the Squad best time set at the Midland RR, Jack ran superbly for 26th position and better his time by 4 seconds with a blistering finish with 12:47, and importantly better the squad record time by 1 second! Edward Cannell, ran a solid race in the second leg with 14:14.


Well Done to all who ran.