Poole & East Dorset Cross Country League 2004
Congratulations to the individual and team winners:
Year 6/7 Boys
1st G. Atkins (Hamworthy) 1st Broadstone Middle
2nd= J. Partridge (Lockyers) 2nd Baden Powell & St. Peter’s
2nd= M. Dear (Turlin Moor) 3rd Hamworthy Middle
Year 6/7 Girls
1st N. Guiney (B. Powell & St.P) 1st Broadstone Middle
2nd S.Notley (St. Mary’s) 2nd Broadstone Middle “B”
3rd A. Moore (Broadstone) 3rd Baden Powell & St. Peter’s
Year 8/9 Boys
1st J. Farrow (Corfe Hills) 1st Broadstone Middle
2nd B. Kendrick (Corfe Hills) 2nd Poole High
3rd R. Davies (Corfe Hills) 3rd Poole Grammar
Year 8/9 Girls
1st B. Neale (Corfe Hills) 1st Parkstone Grammar
2nd D. Cocking (Parkstone GS) 2nd Corfe Hills
3rd E. Partridge (Corfe Hills) 3rd Broadstone Middle
Year 10/11 Boys
1st M. Clark (Poole GS) 1st Poole Grammar
2nd D. Russell (Carter CSC) 2nd Poole High
3rd L. De Ben (Carter CSC) 3rd Carter Community Sports C.
Year 10/11 Girls
1st H. Hughes (Parkstone GS) 1st Parkstone Grammar
2nd L. Webb (Corfe Hills) 2nd Corfe Hills
3rd S. Newbury (Parkstone GS) 3rd Poole High
Year 12/13 Boys
1st D. Cheney (Poole GS) 1st Canford
2nd C. Wilson (Rossmore) 2nd Canford “B”
3rd J. Ings (Canford) 3rd Canford “C”
Year 12/13 Girls
1st L. Dixon (Corfe Hills) 1st Canford
2nd V. Ingham (Corfe Hills) 2nd Corfe Hills
3rd L. Watton (Lytchett M.) 3rd Canford “B”
Please note that guest runners from outside the Poole & East Dorset area cannot win the league, but we happy for them to compete and help raise the overall standard of the races. Particularly fine performances were recorded in the Year 6/7 Girls’ category by N. Bissett (St. Leonard’s), in the Year 12/13 Boys’ age group by K. Hackett (Blandford) and by Z. Lamb (Blandford) in the Year 8/9 Girls’ category.
In all, 869 different children have competed (497 boys and 372 girls) while 363 competed at least three of the races (204 boys and 159 girls). This is a tremendous participation rate; my thanks to all staff in schools for encouraging their pupils to take part.
Thanks to the various authorities for allowing us to use our three non-school venues: Upton House, Sandbanks and Canford Park Arena, and to Ferndown Upper for staging the final race which incorporated the Poole & East Dorset Championships. Grateful thanks to colleagues who helped manage the large numbers of pupils at each of the races: Jerry Orme and Dave Kirk (timekeepers), Caroline Barrett (finish tickets), Fiona McKinley, Chris Branford and John Pallister (funnel), John James and Phil Burgess (course marking).
Details will be sent out soon to all those runners who are selected to represent Poole & East Dorset in the Dorset Schools’ Championships at King’s Park, Bournemouth, on January 22nd 2005.
In addition, a small team representing the League will be competing in a cross country match in Brittany on Sunday 19th December.
13th December 2004