The ground at Churchfields is still unsuitable and the weather forecast is not great so we have decided to move the County XC Champs to Warley Woods. More to follow.
A reminder that the closing date for the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships is fast approaching – this Thursday (12th December).
We are using the new EA sponsored XC entry system for the first time this year. We have had feedback from some clubs that it is more time consuming to do club/bulk entries but there is a method for them which I wont explain here but please get in touch for details.
Many of you will know that parkruns and a recent senior cross country match at Churchfields were cancelled. Hopefully the venue will be OK in January but we are looking at alternatives just in case and if anything changes we will let you know.
In the meantime have a very Merry Christmas and we hope you all have a very prosperous 2020.
Warwickshire County AA 2019 annual performance awards
Endurance Trophy – Jack Gray of Cambridge & Coleridge AC
Ellis Trophy – Lewis Byng of Stratford Upon Avon AC
The President of Warwickshire County AA, for 2019 Becky Freeman, awards two annual trophies – the Endurance Trophy for the best endurance performance by a County athlete and the Ellis trophy for the best non-endurance performance.
For the Endurance Trophy, Becky has chosen Jack Gray who competes for Cambridge & Coleridge, but started his athletics career at BRAT. Jack won the Midland Cross Country Champs and was 8th in the National Cross Country Champs at Leeds. In 2019 Jack lowered his 5,000m and 10,000m pb’s on the track and is ranked 10th in the Country over 10,000m. He has also lowered all his pb’s over all distances on the road from 5k up to half marathon and is ranked 2nd over 5 miles and 7th over the half marathon.
For the Ellis Trophy, Becky has chosen Lewis Byng of Stratford Upon Avon AC for his 8th place at the U20 European Championships, in Boras, Sweden. Lewis won the U20 and U23 England Champships this year and is the first athlete to win both titles on the same weekend. His PB of 19.14m ranks him 2nd on the UK U20 all-time list and he is currently ranked 1st U20 in the UK and is 19th in the world as a first year U20.