Nineteen of our young athletes represented the Borough at the London Youth Games at a muddy Parliament Hill on Saturday. These races feature representatives from all 33 London borough teams.
Lucy O’Brien was initially disappointed with her 25th place in the Under 13 girls’ race, though in fact she turned in a pretty quick run. She was first scorer for the Borough, which finished 16th. Fiona Coutts had a great run to finish 93rd and count as second scorer, being still only 11. Rosie Cox was also in the team, placing 135th out of a field of 215.
We sent five U15 girls, who all ran well in the field of nearly 200. Nicola Ravenhill (21st) and Laura Stewart (55th) finished lower than they did last year, but nevertheless, they helped the team to 12th place, along with the steadily-improving Maryam Hussein (81st). Cameron Thomas placed 93rd in her first year as an U15, while Roisin Lynch was 129th.
Martha Hayward had a terrific run in the U17 women’s race, finishing 44th and continuing her good run of form this year. Both Jessica Harbert (53rd) and Eleanor Luxmoore (57th) helped the Borough to 14th place in the ranking, while Jennifer Connelly was only four places behind.
Milo Choudhry was our only representative in the U13 boys’ race, finishing 107th out of 214. He was outside the scoring team, which saw three boys finish within seven seconds of each other, to bring the Borough home 10th.
The U15 boys’ race produced the best finish for Ealing, which ranked eighth. George Kerry was the only scorer from ESM, placing a fine 11th. Luke Adar (72nd), William Coutts (81st) and Naoki Kanai (86th) were all home within fourteen seconds of each other.
Charlie Sillett and Mukhtar Farah represented Ealing for the U17 men, and both helped the Borough to its 14th place. Charlie (20th) had to sprint for the line and was tied for time with two other athletes. He got the edge over Mukhtar (23rd) by seven seconds on this occasion. Mukhtar also had a battle on his hands, being tied for time with another runner and having four other men finishing en masse just two seconds behind.
Well done to all. Click here for full results.