Lloyd is first to the finish line
PUBLISHED: 15:47 20 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 26 October 2009
HERTS Phoenix athlete Ella Lloyd won the final race of the Metropolitan Cross-Country League in the Under-13 girls age group. There was a good turn out of Phoenix members at Verulamium Park, St Albans, earlier this month. The U13 girls team race was ve
HERTS Phoenix athlete Ella Lloyd won the final race of the Metropolitan Cross-Country League in the Under-13 girls' age group.
There was a good turn out of Phoenix members at Verulamium Park, St Albans, earlier this month.
The U13 girls' team race was very exciting as the club's athletes had to claw back 35 points to overtake Hillingdon. Unfortunately, they finished 16 points behind.
They had the consolation of winning the team event on the day and also having the race winner, Ella Lloyd, closely followed by Lizzie Bird in third place.
In the U15 boys and U17 men's competition, Phoenix held onto second place in the team standings and in the league. Phoenix runner Tom Gough was squeezed into third place on the line.
The individual results were: U13 girls (3,000m): 1st Ella Lloyd 12:31; 3rd Lizzie Bird 13:12; 6th Laura Coffey 13:40; 10th Lizzie Parry 14:13; 21st Hannah Nolan 15:21.
U15 girls and U17 women (4,000m): 12th Charlotte Cattle (U15) 17:46.
U13 boys (3,000m): 6th Liam Cloona 11:57; 14th Daniel Barford 12:46; 18th Lewis Harley 13:06; 21st Nicholas Doyle 13:28.
The U13 team were third on the day and sixth in the league table.
U15 boys and U17 men (4,000m): 3rd Tom Gough 13:41; 6th Edward Shepherd (U15) 13:51; 9th Tom Barfoot (U15) 14:02; 10th Alex Veitch 14:05; 13th Vasudev Zaver (U15) 14:10; 14th Andrew Walshe (U15) 14:10; 21st Louis Walshe 14:32; 27th Richard Parker 14:46; 31st David Wilson (U15) 15:02, 36th James Waterman (U15) 15:22; 47th Ryan Faulkner 17:58.
U20, Senior and Veteran Men, all vets unless marked, (8,000m): 41st Paul Greaves 28:34; 70th Harry Gilham (U20) 29:25; 96th Simon Britten (U20) 30:16; 111th Peter Townsend (U20) 30.50; 169th Mark Faughnan 33:14; 191st Stuart Mann 34:27; 195th Richard Foskett 34:34; 196th Simon Doyle 34:39; 205th Peter Williams 34:57; 221st Richard 36:30; 238th Dave Beasley 39:01; 242nd John Steed 39:25; 254th Mervyn Gilham 42:05.
The team were 13th in the race and 14th in the league.