A small but select group of Bicester AC runners contested the recent Berks, Bucks and Oxon Cross Country Championships staged at Newbury Show Ground. Bicester had runners in three of the age groups and highest position on the day was achieved by Lucy McGrath who finished an impressive 12th in the 40 strong under 13 girl’s race. McGrath’s time of 14mins 10secs was 28 seconds in advance of Bicester’s other competitor Imogen Cox (14mins 38secs) who was 19th.
Owen Stocker had a fine run in the under 13 boy’s race, turning over recent form with clubmate Tim Jones, as he led the team home in 20th (13mins 32secs). Jones had to settle for 29th on this occasion with 14mins 10secs and the Bicester finishers were closed by Robert Charlton who was 40th (16mins 14secs).
There were also three Bicester AC runners in the under 15 boy’s race and Edward Joliffe came out on top of the Bicester contingent finishing 19th (14mins 13secs). Bicester’s other finishers were Michael Alzapour (29th in 15mins 39secs) and Romi Edwards (33rd in 16mins 52secs).
Written by N Dolden