Sunday, June 24, 2012

Nowra state cross country championships Sat. 23rd June.

It was a cold and sunny day - perfect for cross country. The Nowra course is well worth the travelling, and you can stop off in Fitzroy Falls for a half hour break to stretch your legs and see some spectacular scenery en route.
Our under 16 boys and under 18 girls got GOLD, our under 14 boys SILVER and our under 12 boys and 35+ women (with 3 mums of juniors) got BRONZE. The under 18 boys were a respectable 4th.
One Strider deserves a very special mention - Josh Phillips won an individual medal - a GOLD one - he is now under 14 boys NSW Cross country champion!!!!!!!! A first for any Junior Strider :) Well done Josh!!!!

Under 14 boys at the start of their 2K

Under 16 boys and our under 18 girls at the start

Under 18 boys before the start of their gruelling 6K

And the under 18 boys are off.............

Taiki Nakaya in the under 18 boys. Can you tell how lovely the course was?????

Some of our under 16 boys and under 18 girls

Under 14s race. Josh is back in the pack pacing himself. He ends up state champion.
Sophie Wickham in the under 18 girls 4K (she is an under 12)

Benji Wilson and Daniel Cooper win bronze in the under 12 boys.  Daniel is wondering where team mates Bec and Billie Highnam are?
Under 14 boys win silver. Josh - on the far left won the entire under 14s race. Lachlan, tall Strider far right, was 4th in the state.
Far right, Striders women get bronze in the 35+. Jean King Smith, Jai Di Tomasso, Caroline Yarnell and Jenny Wickham.

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