Medals for BADAC cross-country trio

William and Oliver receive their medals at training.
William and Oliver receive their medals at training.

Three young runners have received Lincolnshire County Athletic Association medals.

The trio - William Wright, Oliver Staniland and Alex Sykes - ran in all four events of the Lincolnshire Cross-country League.

The league’s rounds were held at RAF Cranwell, Skegness Beach and at Louth’s Hubberts Hills before finishing at Caythorpe’s PGL site.

The events were held over the past few months.

The boys are all under 11 athletes and run for Boston and District Athletic Club.

Also running in all four events for the under 11s was Hallam Bedford.

However, he did not receive a medal because he is still in the under 10s age category.

Other under 11 boys running in the league from the B-Hive-based club were Ben Hall, Jenson Barkworth, David Scott and Ryan Wannocott.

William Wright was the joint top point scorer in the league.

And there was more to cheer in their home as his sister Hermione finished fourth overall in the under 15s girls’ category.

The boys’ team came second in the under 11s Lincolnshire Cross-country Championship.

In other age groups, there was more success in the cross-country league for BADAC.

Jose Ferreira finished the final round in fifth, which was enough to see him awarded the trophy for coming second overall in the individual senior standings.

Andy Waltham was ninth in the veteran men’s category.

Emma Penniston finished seventh in the final junior/senior/veteran women’s race, finishing as runner-up in the under 20 women’s section.

At under 17 men’s level, Robert Porter was fifth overall.

Under 15 boy Thomas Hall claimed fourth overall.

William and Oliver received their medals at a recent BADAC junior indoor training night at the B-Hive club head quarters on Punchbowl Lane.

The club runs an under 11s training night every Friday, from 5pm to 6.30pm.

Other training nights for other age categories are on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7pm- 9pm) and Sunday mornings (10am-noon).

Anyone interested in taking part should contact Nanette Johnson on 01754 820 623.

Meanwhile, Boston athlete Ashley Sandall is preparing for the Aviva National Indoor Championships.

Ashley is currently competing for Nene Valley Harriers, under the watchful eye of coach David Clay.

However, he continues to train at the town’s Princess Royal Sports Arena.

Ashley’s next major meet will be the indoor championships in Birmingham next month.

“Hopefully, I can be successful there,” Sandall told The Standard.