Rising stars hit form at Filey

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Cross Country action from Filey 134653a

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Scarborough Athletic Club staged the third round of the North Yorkshire and South Durham Cross Country League at the Filey Country Park.

The club took full advantage of the home fixture with an increased number of participants and success for individuals and age group teams.

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Cross Country u11s first place''134653b

The runners enjoyed some mild autumnal weather, and a scenic course which, other than the start and finish sections, was over the Cleveland Way coastal paths.

The six-race meeting got off to the best possible start when 10-year-old Sophie Boddy won the girls under-11 race on her cross country debut for the club. Boddy finished ahead of all but two of the under-11 boys who ran in the same race, and ahead of a total of 31 other finishers.

Boddy was followed by Daisy Willis who achieved her best result of the season when finishing seventh.

Eight-year-old Ella Buttery who was the youngest Scarborough athlete at the meeting, also made a most impressive debut to finish up in 12th place.

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Cross Country u13 girls''134653c

In the corresponding boy’s race, Joss Braida achieved his best result in the league when finishing in 12th, and was just ahead of another nine-year-old, Alfie Willis, who was 12th.

There was another individual win for the club in the second race when Kyle Richardson won the boys under-13 race, and is now the overall league leader in his age group.

Richardson was joined by 12-year-old Christian Mummert, who made an impressive league debut when finishing up in seventh.

In the third race, Scarborough’s under 13 girls team finished as the runner-up team, and were led home by Chloe Calvert-Best, who achieved her best result in the league with a fifth place finish and ahead of Amy Corcoran in sixth.

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Cross Country u13 girls''134653d

Isabel Louth closed in for the team after by far her best result of the season with eleventh.

For the first time this season in the league, Scarborough fielded a full women’s team that finished third behind strong teams from Loftus and New Marske.

Anna Kolos led the team home in 11th on her league and cross country debut for the club.

Anna was followed by 15-year-old Hannah Mainprize who was one of the youngest runners in the senior race, and was an impressive 13th overall and second under-17.

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Emily Pelucci who was making a league debut as a senior, closed in for the team in 17th overall.

Lynzie Fleming also made a pleasing league and club debut when backing up the team in 39th place.

In the senior men’s race, the club fielded eight runners, and was able to score a team for the first time in six seasons, as the East Yorkshire League has proved to be the most popular and there are some clashes of fixtures.

The six-man team finished in third behind the Hartlepool and the Loftus club teams.

The team were led home by 17-year-old Bobby Scarborough, who made his league debut in the senior race with a splendid fifth overall and the first under-20 finisher.

He was followed by a fast finishing Andrew Fleming who overtook two runners in the final straight to finish up in seventh.

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Cross Country u13 boys''134653f

Next home was Richard Crawley, who was one of the five club members making a league debut.

Richard finished in 19th and ahead of the experienced Dave Baldwin who achieved his best result of the season with a 22nd place finish.

Neil Scruton, who opted to run in the senior race rather than with the other over-65s in the women’s race, was 32nd overall and ahead of half of the field who were all much younger.

Philip Markham, who was one of the three remaining league first-timers, closed in for the team in 35th, and was just ahead of Owen Willis, who was 36th, followed in by Neil Clarkson, who was 60th.

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Cross Country u17 men and women''134653g