Lucy leads the race action

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Competitors in the third in the series of Boston & District AC Junior Cross Country events produced some quality performances.

Despite the frosty underfoot and the chill in the air, Lucy Raywood (Mareham Le Fen) finished the years five and six 1,500m race in less than seven minutes.

Running at a comfortable pace on the first lap of the two-lap challenge, Lucy then increased her speed over the final circuit to finish strongly in 6 mins 53 secs, well ahead of the rest of the field.

Second was Gracie Fairbanks (St George’s Preparatory School) in 8 mins 32 secs, with teammate Sam Shields third in 9 mins 17 secs.

In the years three and four race over 1,200m, Oscar Shields (St George’s) romped across the finish line in 6 mins 51 secs, ahead of Kenya Allen-Burgess, (St George’s), who recorded 7 mins 05 secs.

The third and fourth finishers were involved in a sprint for the line and both were given a time of 7 mins 28 secs, with Rosie Owen (Coningsby St Michael’s) just edging out St George’s runner Sebastion Money.

Alex Whelan (St George’s) clocked 8 mins 20 secs for fifth and Georgina Cameron (St George’s) was sixth was sixth in 9 mins 18secs.

The race for years one and two competitors over 600m was a closely contested event, with just two seconds separating the first three runners at the finish line.

Zak Fairbanks (St George’s) won in 3 mins 00 secs, ahead of James Leates (BADAC) in 3 mins 01 secs and Harry Jackson (St George’s) in 3 mins 02 secs.