Westbury’s golden girls lift the Midland under 15s relay title

 

WESTBURY Harriers under 15 girls’ squad took pride of place at the Midland Counties Young Athletes Road Relays on Sunday.

The trio of Dalis Jones, Amelia Honor and Kate Howard (pictured above, courtesy of Neil Miller) lifted the title in a time of 44mins 21secs, just edging out Birchfield Harriers by nine seconds after a thrilling finale that had the Harriers supporters’ tearing around the course shouting support.

“The team led from gun to tape, although there was an anxious wait after a report from the Jamboree Stone came back saying that Birchfield had almost caught Kate Howard on the last leg,” said team manager Neil Miller.

“However, Kate ran a very strong downhill section to re-establish a clear lead, eventually winning by nine seconds.”

The trio should be rightly proud of their strong performance to beat Birchfield with Gloucester AC finishing a surprise third.

There was further glory for Westbury with Jones clocking the fastest individual time of the time as she tore around the course in 14mins 02secs, seven seconds quicker than her nearest rival.

The Bristol & West AC squad of Alice Bridger Morales, Amy Nichols and Danni Sinclair did well to make the top ten in eighth place while the North Somerset trio of Holly Avery, Ella Johnston and Connie Ballantin came 31st.