Cross Country 2014/15 Season

Please note there are changes to the information sent out previously.
We have received information from the Border League Committee giving us venue and date changes;
The competition format will be as in previous years and we will post more information as it becomes available.

Next Races are :

Sunday 1st February 2015                           at Stoke Park (opposite Spectrum)
hosted by G&G and YAC . We want to see lots of blue YAC vests since this is our home match!
Sunday 1st March 2015                                 at Camberley

For all upcoming races use information below:

Race Details & Timings stay the same
All matches to be on Sundays, with the first race at 11am
There will be separate races for all age groups, boys and girls
Times, order of races and guidance on distances are as follows:

11.00 am Under 9 Girls Maximum 1400m
11.10 am Under 9 Boys Maximum 1400m
11.20 am Under 11 Girls About 1700m
11.35 am Under 11 Boys About 2500m
11.50 am Under 13 Girls About 2500m
12.05 pm Under 13 Boys About 3000m
12.20 pm Under 15 Girls About 3000m
12.35 pm Under 15 Boys About 4000m

We have had a lot of interest in taking part from our athletes across all the age groups, boys and girls.
Please reply to Sue Goode or myself or Gillian if your athlete would like to compete;

Athletes must compete in YAC running vests or t shirts
Parents note: all our athletes must wear YAC running vest (£15) or a long sleeved t shirt (£7) or short sleeved t shirt (£5) to compete.
Please ensure you see Zoe (Mondays) or Angela (Fridays to purchase kit if you do not have it.

Downloadable version: Cross country 2014 info update

Please check this page for more cross country information as we get it.

Volunteers to help at events will be required.  If your child is keen to participate in the Cross Country events then please also consider if you can volunteer to help.  We will need assistant Team Managers and Marshalls.  As joint hosts at Stoke Park there will be lots of opportunities to assist.  Please email  if you would be willing to help.

Border league Results Cross country Match 2 at Lightwater – Sunday 7th December 2014

Young Athletes Club had 29 athletes running in the second Border league cross country of the season held at Lightwater last Sunday. The sun came out after a grey start and all athletes tried their best on the sandy, stony, undulating course.
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Young Athletes Club is now lying in 4th position in U9 Boys, U11 Boys and U11 Girls. However, our U9 Girls are in 2nd place so we hope we can stay there for the next 2 matches.

Full results lists are attached.

U9 Girls
Katie Sakaria again raced to a fine win out of 46 athletes so she is looking good for a top spot placing overall.
Emily Burke running her first Border League came an excellent 3rd so very competitive between our top two girls.
Connie Mortimer was 11th
Melissa Beaghan also new to the Border League took 28th place
Sara Hamilton-Wilkes again 29th
U9 Girls 7 December 2014

U9 Boys
Our best finisher this time was Jack Burke (clearly the Burke children are strong cross country athletes) in 17th out of 38 boys.
Kian Hooker gave Jack a run for his money coming just behind him in 18th
Aiden Roe 20th
Max Lafreniere 35th
U9 Boys 7 December 2014

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U11 Girls
Guildford must be delighted to have gained athletes from Young Athletes Club in the form of Susie Lecoutre another impressive 1st with Eliza Sutton 8th and Phoebe Matravers 12th.
As a result G&G came 1st team overall in this tough age group with 90 finishers.
YAC athletes also did well with 3 girls coming in the finish together;
Charlotte Burnham showing marked improvement from last time in 9th
Ayla Darcy 10th
Isabel Bull 11th
Cariad Norris 26th
Ebony Hooker 45th
Silvia Harrop-Lopez 59th
Eme Cosh 62nd
U11 Girls 7 December 2014

U11 Boys
Our top 4 boys managed to stick closely together in this race so earned good team points;
First home for YAC was Leon Lafreniere with a jump up to 14th place
Nicholas Didaskalou close on his heels in 17th
Not far behind were Michael Gar 21st and Toby Long 22nd
Chris Baker 29th
Sam Hinton 38th
James Garner 42nd
U11 Boys 7 December 2014
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U13 Girls 7 December 2014
U13 Boys 7 December 2014
U15 Girls 7 December 2014
U15 Boys 7 December 2014

Thanks again to Sue for being Team Manager helped a lot by Bea Lafreniere and by Vera Neale.


Border league Results Cross country at Basingstoke – Sunday 9th November 2014

Young Athletes Club had 35 athletes running in the first Border league cross country of the season held at Basingstoke last Sunday. We were pleased to have full teams in both the under 9s and the under 11s. In each age group, Young athletes Club managed to come 3rd team with good individual results.

We congratulate all our athletes for taking part!

Full results lists are attached.
U9 Boys – Match 1
U9 Girls – Match 1
U11 Boys – Match 1
U11 Girls – Match 1
U13 Boys – Match 1
U13 Girls – Match 1
U15 Boys – Match 1
U15 Girls – Match 1

U9 Girls
We had a win from Katie Sakaria who ran an excellent race to come first out of 59 athletes.
Connie Mortimer was 7th
Lana Darcy 18th
Sara Hamilton-Wilkes 29th
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U9 Boys
Our best finisher was Aiden Roe in 17th out of 45 boys.
Kian Hooker 20th
Max Lafreniere 37th
Harry Bosman 41th
Daniel Faraji 44th

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U11 Girls
Susie Lecoutre now running for Guildford came an impressive 1st with Millie Cant for YAC very close behind her in 3rd place.
This is a very competitive age group with 105 runners so well done these 2 girls.
Isabel Bull 12th
Charlotte Burnham 24th
Ayla Darcy 25th

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U11 Boys
Again a competitive age group with 107 runners. Our top placers were Oliver Hardman in 9th and Michael Gar in 12th.
Leon Lafreniere 28th
Toby Long 29th
Henry Moodie 34th

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