|We have excellent news to report from the Suffolk County Trials for the UK Inter Counties to be held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough in March.
Nine Woodbridge School athletes competed for Ipswich Harriers across the day and all were rewarded with top 10 finishes, making the tough December training seem all the more worthwhile! Even more impressively, five gained individual medals and six team medals. Suffolk will take eight runners in each age group to Prestwold: with those who finished in the top four already guaranteed a place, and within a day Bea subsequently included for the girls, this means that seven of our nine are already in their respective teams. Amazing!
Full results as follows:
U13G – Ruby Vinton 1st Gold Medal
U13G – Amy Goddard 3rd Bronze Medal
U13B – Edward Rufford 9th
U15G April Hill 2nd Silver Medal
U15G Bea Thomas 6th
U15B Charlie Turner 2nd Silver Medal
U15B Kit Evans Lombe 4th
U17M Nathan Goddard 1st Gold Medal
U17M Alex Evans Lombe 7th
The news does not end there: two of our Abbey Students took part in the non-Championship U11 race. James Hattan had a fine run to finish fourth in the boys’ race and Georgina Phillips also ran excellently to finish a strong ninth in the girls’ race. Nearing the other end of the age spectrum [Ed: I’m teasing you, Mr Garvie], Mr Garvie competed in the Senior Men’s race finishing 68th overall and 15th in his age category.
A fantastic day, congratulations to all and good luck in March.