Magnificent seven run for Herts

PUBLISHED: 16:21 18 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

Herts Phoenix athlete Vasudev Zaver

Herts Phoenix athlete Vasudev Zaver

SEVEN Herts Phoenix athletes represented the county at the English Schools Cross-Country Championships. It was a good day for the Times Territory runners at the Sefton Park circuit in Liverpool Club colleagues Vasudev Zaver and Edward Shepherd were the c

Herts Phoenix runner Ed Shepherd (No 289)

SEVEN Herts Phoenix athletes represented the county at the English Schools' Cross-Country Championships.

It was a good day for the Times Territory runners at the Sefton Park circuit in Liverpool

Club colleagues Vasudev Zaver and Edward Shepherd were the county's first two pupils home in the junior boys' race.

Long distance specialist Zaver completed the 3,750m race with a time of 13 minutes 47 seconds to finish in 47th place overall.

Herts Phoenix's Ella Lloyd

Zaver, runner-up in the county schools' championship, for once crossed the line ahead of Phoenix club colleague Shepherd, who finished in 76th place with a time of 13 mins 58 secs.

Remarkably, Bishop's Stortford High School pupil Shepherd ran the next day for his club at the Herts AAA Indoor Championships held at Lee Valley Athletic Centre in Picketts Lock and scooped the gold medal in the U15 boys' 1,500 metres.

Phoenix's Alex Cloona was also 262nd in the junior race in Liverpool with a time of 14 mins 54 secs.

Presdales pupil Laura Whitehead swapped her Phoenix vest for county colours in the senior girls' race.

She followed up her fifth in the Herts Championships in St Albans with a time of 18 mins 25 secs over 4,200m national course.

That saw her come out in 162nd place out of over 300 competitors.

Phoenix runner Tom Gough, a pupil at Richard Hale in Hertford, ran in the intermediate boys' race and completed his 5.9km course in a time of 22 mins 29 secs for 209th place.

Junior girls Ella Lloyd, a pupil at Bishop's Hatfield, and Jade Denham were 193rd and 211th respectively after crossing the line within three seconds of each other.


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