Saturday 5th February was an important day for two of our young members who had been selected to race in the South West Schools Cross Country Championship. Stan Wood (pictured) and Sam Priday both represented Devon. The competition was held at Sheldon School in Chippenham so thanks go to their parents for their time and taxi provision. This is tough competition attracting top selected runners from seven Counties. The seven counties have their own Athletics association which promotes the regions Championships and this competition aids the selections for their respective English Schools championship teams.
Despite having some knee pain during the previous week Stan had nothing hindering him during the race and was able to catch up on 5 runners in his start pen of 10 after he was unlucky to start last. Stan continues to make progress and extend his race experience. He came 5th place for Devon and 36th overall.
Sam Priday also did not fail to amaze us by taking 2nd place for Devon and 22nd overall.
Congratulations to both young men, the club is proud to call them ORC’s!