Junior XC report, 7 January

Poppy Clark, Hermione Brewster and Kaitlyn Sheppard raced at the Gloucestershire Championships on Saturday and clinched the under 13 girls team gold! Congratulations on such a great result on a challenging course and a strong turnout from Gloucester. The ground was wet and the grassland trails were very muddy, and coupled with some proper hills made the going pretty tough. Poppy took a clear lead from the start which she lengthened through the race to finish over 30 seconds ahead of second place, and was strongly supported by Hermione who finished in fifth place and Kaitlyn who pushed up through the pack during the race to finally pass a Stroud runner moments from the finish and seize sixth place with a team score of 12 points – just one point clear of Gloucester at 13, gripping stuff! It is great to see a Harriers u13 girls team again after 3 years, and the first time in 8 years that they have taken the gold.

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