Ormesby Hall is one of the most popular rounds of the NYSD Cross Country Series, with a course that combines the scenic grounds of the 18th century mansion house with a woodland trail section to its perimeter.
With all the rain a few days before, it certainly made for a wet and muddy affair in parts – but that’s all part of cross country running, and our juniors just took things in their stride.
Under 11 Boys
All relatively new to the NYSD, our four U11 boys showed real promise today.
Less than a minute behind the winner, the first of them home was Daniel I’Anson; an impressive run brought him across the line in 3rd place in 6:42, earning a very healthy 8 points.
Next up was Harry Glenton, who’s become a bit of a regular, having already run 3 NYSD races, and scoring points in each one! Today he added another valuable point to his total, finishing 10th in 7:02. Just a few seconds behind Harry was Daniel’s younger brother, James I’Anson. He put in a fantastic effort today, just missing out on the points, finishing in 11th place in an excellent time of 7:08.
The fourth U11 boy was making his NYSD debut today; a huge DHAC welcome to Harry’s twin brother, Jack Glenton. It really was a baptism of fire for Jack as he took a fall in the first 100m and lost one of his running shoes. But he didn’t let that put him off; he carried on for the rest of the race running with one shoe and one sock, so huge credit to him for that. He finished in 15th place in a time of 7:28, which was an excellent run considering.
A big well done to all four boys, a fantastic effort from all…..and a fact for the day – Harry, Jack and Daniel all share the same birthday!! They are all 11 on Monday – Happy Birthday boys from all at DHAC!😊
Under 11 Girls
Just the one U11 girl today, Lottie Graves, who’s run in every NYSD race this season. Before today she’d scored points in every one and was standing in 5th place overall, so she was looking to add to that today – which of course she did! Another excellent run, completing the 1.5k course in 6th place, in a time of 6:57, and bagging another 6 points on the way.
Great work, Lottie, well done.
Under 13 Boys
Three of our top U13 boys were in action today. Alex Boyer continued his outstanding season, lying in 1st place in the overall standings; prior to today he had competed in three races in the series and won them all! Well, it was business as usual today, as Alex produced another impressive performance, once again taking 1st place, with a 50 second lead over his nearest rival, crossing the line in 14:28.
Next up was Elwood Kelley who’s also had a really strong season. He started today in joint 2nd place overall, just 3 points behind Alex, so it was all still to play for. He put in another tremendous effort finishing in 4th place in a time of 15:47, adding another 7 points to his total.
Just a few seconds behind him was teammate, Louis Brett. He was just behind Elwood in the overall standings too, on 20 points before today. He crossed the line in 5th place securing another 6 points for his total. Some top results from out talented trio also meant 1st place in the team event.
Congratulations lads, well deserved.
Under 13 Girls
Our U13 squad just keeps going from strength to strength, and not to be outdone by the boys, the girls put out their ‘dream team’ today.
Like Alex for the boys, Zara Jones found herself top of the leader board before today’s race, with a very healthy 12 point lead – a nice cushion to have at this stage of the series. And she was determined to maintain that lead, so put in another magnificent run today, storming ahead to take 1st place again, crossing the line with a 77s lead, in a time of 16:17.
Next up was Libby Hammond, who’s also having a top season. Today she pulled out her best run of the series, completing the 3.7k in 2nd place, all in a time of 17:34. This will add a very nice 9 points to her total and move her up the leader board a few places.
Just a few seconds behind Libby was friend, and teammate, Savannah Tarn. She started today in 2nd place in the overall standings so was looking for another strong run here – which she did, also producing her best result of the series finishing in 3rd place in 17:38.
A 1,2,3 for DHAC and another 8 points in the bag for Savannah!
Not far behind was our next ‘dream team’ member, Tori Buckley. Tori was lying in 11th place before today, and was another of our U13’s that produced her best result of this series. This time she crossed the line in 5th place in a time of 18:12. Not bad considering she’d played 70 mins of football the day before! Another 6 points, and a move up the leader board!
And finally, young Freya Talman added a couple more points to her total with another strong performance today. She crossed the line in a time of 19:06 to take 9th place – that’s every U13 scoring points today…..and not surprisingly the girls took 1st place in the team event as well!
Outstanding team effort, well done girls!
Under 15 Boys
There were two of our U15 boys in action today, and for James Wilcock, it was his first venture into the NYSD series this season…..and he certainly made his mark with a commendable performance. He completed the 4.4k circuit in 3rd place, crossing the line in 17:32.
Not far behind was teammate, Dylan Wilson. Lying in 6th place overall before today, Dylan was looking for more points in this, his fourth outing of this series. He put in another great effort taking 6th place in a time of 18:19, and bagged another 5 points in the process.
Top running lads, well done!
Under 15 Girls
This threesome have been a force to be reckoned with this season with a string of top performances from them all!
Firstly, Marissa Boon has really come into her own this season, scoring points in all four of her previous runs, including two wins! Consequently she started here at the top of the leader board and pulled another top performance out the bag, finishing with a commanding lead to take 1st place once again. She crossed the line in 17:48 – finishing 39 seconds ahead of her nearest rival.
Next up, another impressive run from Mia Wetherill. She’s shown great strength this season, scoring consistently, and was in 3rd place overall before today. She added another healthy 8 points here, taking 3rd place in an excellent time of 18:46.
Completing our talented trio was Macy Kelly; another young athlete who’s scored in every round so far, and just behind Mia in the overall standings. Today she put in another tremendous effort to take 5th place, crossing the line in 19:17, and adding a very nice 6 points to her total. Not surprisingly, with results like that the girls also took 1st place in the team event!
Outstanding once again, well done girls.
Under 17 Girls
With no U17 boys this week, we’ll move straight on to the girls.
Amelia Grayson has been an absolute star this season, perhaps overlooked a little as she’s always in the same race as the Senior Women, but she’s competed in all four of the previous runs, and against her U17 counterparts she’s always scored highly; so much so she started today, top of her leader board on 30 points. Once again she produced another fabulous performance, and was the 2nd U17 to cross the line, adding another 9 points to her total.
Fantastic effort, Amelia, well done.
Our Senior Harrier men feedback from the runners on the day was that the conditions were a little on the muddy side, although that didn’t stop our teams putting in excellent displays, with the ladies finishing 1st and our men 3rd.
Unfortunately due to some ‘shenanigans’, Hannah’s second place will not count towards the team points due to the timescales EA will take to process the transfer and our ladies were pushed back also to third.
Fantastic results and performances throughout the group, well done all of you.
Overall some outstanding individual and team performances today, with DHAC looking really strong in the overall standings. Congratulations to all who took part today; as always you have done yourselves and your club proud. Well done to all! #UTH!