NWLL – Alexandra Palace – Sat 22 Nov 2014

The Under 15 boys’ and girls’ teams were the star performers at the second fixture of the North West London League, though there were excellent individual runs across the age bands.

The U15 boys finished joint second on points with Harrow, but ceded to third on countback. George Kerry was first to show, fighting for fourth place against a Heathside opponent. They were given the same time, but George was placed fifth. He was ably backed up by Luke Adar in 12th, William Coutts (15th) and Naoki Kanai (20th), all four boys contributing to the good team outcome.

For the U15 girls, Nicola Ravenhill resumed her customary battle with the TVH girls, just losing out and coming in third. Laura Stewart had a great run to finish fifth, gaining a few good scalps on the way. Cameron Thomas was third scorer in 18th, backed up by Roisin Lynch (29th). After their fourth place last time, the team went one better to rank third.

The U13 boys saw the return of new member Talvin McClunie, who again led the team home (31st). Sudeys Hersi just got the better of Mahiis Hersi, in 35th and 36th respectively. Kirk Lebdiri (40th) and Mikey Kouwiloyan (43rd) completed the line-up.

The U13 girls saw another good run from Lucy O’Brien in fourth. Anisa Ibrahim (21st) only just held off new member Nicole Goolab (23rd) who had a great debut run for the club. Fatima Hussain (37th) completed the line-up for the tem, which finished sixth out of 13.

As with the first fixture, the U11 boys finished eighth overall. (Apologies for any errors on this race, as the results were a little garbled – please email corrections to fiona@esm.org.uk). As far as I can tell, new member Daniel Rice had an excellent run to finish 6th, followed by M. Hersi in 29th. Three boys then crossed the line in rapid succession: Najiib Hersi (40th), Mohamed Ibrahim (42nd) and Kyriese Willis-Thomas (46th). With Rafferty Owen in 50th and James McNamara in 53rd, the club was well represented in this age group.

Again, the club only fielded one representative in the U11 girls’ race, Isobal Adar crossing the line in 25th.

The U17 women’s race was quite a small field, with only one club fielding a full team. After a break from racing, Erica Wallace found it tough but still came in a very useful fourth and was supported by Martha Hayward (11th).

The U17 men’s race was similarly thin on numbers, but Charlie Sillett led the U17 team home with a fine fourth place. Conor McCarthy (12th) made a welcome return to racing following his recent illness, followed shortly by Ali Malik (13th). The team finished third.

Full results can be downloaded here