Gold and silver for juniors at Midland Road Relay Championships

Ellie, Hannah and Ellie win gold
(from l-r) Ellie Leather, Hannah and Ellie Wallace win gold

Westbury runners of all ages took part Saturday’s Midland Counties Athletic Association Road Relay Championships – thank you to everyone who travelled to Sutton Park in Birmingham to run, and a big well done to our medal-winning junior teams!

Ellie Leather, Hannah Hobbs and Ellie Wallace took gold in the U17s race. Ellie Leather ran the first leg to finish in a solid seventh place, before handing over to Hannah who chased down five of the teams in front to cross the line in second. Ellie Wallace ran the anchor leg, bringing the team home to win gold.
All three girls competed in the 1500m final of the England Schools Athletics Association National Championships in Gateshead earlier in July, and will now look forward to competing in the National Road Relay Championships in October.

Meanwhile, Kate Howard, Rosie Hamilton-James and Rhiannon Paton took silver in the U13s race. Kate ran the second fastest time of the day, having only recently joined the team from the U11s, while Rosie clocked the fourth fastest time of the day.

(from l-r) Rhiannon, Rosie and Kate win silver
(from l-r) Rhiannon, Rosie and Kate win silver


U13 girls (3 x 3.8K) (second overall)

1 Kate Howard 15:22
2 Rosie Hamilton-James 15:48
3 Rhiannon Paton 16:42

U15 girls (3 x 3.8K)

1 Anne Jones 16:20
2 Eve Varney 17:07
3 Isobel Parry 18:06

U17 girls (3 x 3.8K)

A (first overall)

1 Ellie Leather 14:59
2 Hannah Hobbs 14:17
3 Ellie Wallace 14:03


1 Stephanie Cummins 16:33
2 Sophie Reed 15:37
3 Rosie Allen 15:58


1 Emma Tomes 16:50
2 Georgia Taylor 17:16

Senior Ladies (4 x 4.3K)


1 Lizzy Smith 17:19
2 Maria Hobbs 18:42
3 Olivia Eskell 20:04
4 Kelly Winstone 17:23


1 Jeni Cummins 19:54
2 Sandra Sforza 20:45
3 Tamsin Chick 20:07
4 Alex Ling 21:09

Senior Men (6 x 5.8K)

1 Kevin Knights 24:58
2 Felix McGrath 19:25
3 Adam Wilson 20:38
4 Dan Ewing 21:38
5 Colin Johnson 23:13
6 Jullian Bailey-Gard 22:05