National Cross Country at Albany, outside Perth. Aug. 23rd.
Our very talented runner and writer, 12 year old Tom Davies has written a report on this race, which says it all....
|16/7 Boys - Daniel Francken 28th, Adam Halmy, pictured above, 48th|
|13 Girls - Sophie Gocher, pictured above with Tom Davies,18th, Olivia Hogg 48th|
|Under 20 Girls - Bethany Halmy 25th|
|Congratulationsare certainly in order to Nicola Hogg for her third place in the 11 year old girls' race Nicola and fellow Strider Maeve Goehner in 9th place were part of the gold medal winning NSW School's team.|
|The 13 boys before the start|
|13 Boys - Tom Davies, pictured above 32nd, Hamish Longworth 62nd|
The handicaps were great fun this 'end of winter', and it was good to see so much improvement.
The winner of the end of winter mile handicap was Jessica Gocher. The fastest girl was Sophie Gocher in 5.35 and the fastest boy was Luke Gorman in 4.47. Well done to the 21 who ran
|The merry band of red eyed zombies - that's what running a mile so fast can do to you!|
13 ran in our end of winter 5k handicap (more like mid-winter). The Gocher family enjoyed further success with Emily Gocher crossing the line first in a fantastic time of 20.20. Luke Gorman was the fastest boy in 17.47 while Sophie Gocher was fastest girl in 19.19. Amelia Gorman was happiest Strider in the 5K - paced for a bit by Jack Coates's dad to get a PB and to win a necklace and bath stuff.
|Our most improved - Emily Gocher|
|Our 'lucky' 13|