BADAC begin their cross country series

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Fifteen young runners competed in the first of the 2014-15 series of Boston and District Athletic Club’s cross country events held in cool, dry and sunny conditions at The B-Hive.

In the race for year one and two boys and girls over 600m, BADAC representative James Leates won in a time of 3 mins 07 secs.

The runner-up was Mazie Prudden, from Sibsey Primary School, who recorded 3 mins 12 secs ahead of Ocean Orrey, from St George’s Preparatory School, in 4 mins 48 secs and Toby Taylorin 5 mins 49 secs.

In the 1,200m challenge for year three and four boys and girls, Oscar Shields, from St George’s, was clear winner recording 6mins 32 secs.

He was followed into the finish funnel by two St George’s teammates.

Sebastion Money was second in 6 mins 53 secs and Alex Whelan came third in 7 mins 40 secs.

Fourth across the finish line, representing Coningsby St Michaels C of E School, was Rosie Owen.

She clocked 7 mins 47 secs after a close encounter with Georgia Ward from Friskney All Saints, who was just three seconds behind.

The year five and six runners competed over a course measuring 1,500m.

Sam Shields, from St George’s, won in a time of 7 mins 21 secs with Lucy Hopper, from Sibsey Primary School, in second, recording 7 mins 30 secs.

Just seven seconds behind was Courtney Woodfine, from Billingborough Primary School, who finished in 7 mins 37 secs, ahead of teammate Nikita Potterton, who was fourth in 8 mins 20 secs.

The next two matches in the series are on November 8 and December 6, with primary school boys and girls from years one to six invited to take part.

For entry details, contact the secretary on 01754 820455 (daytime) or 01754 820623 (evening) or visit The B-Hive Indoor Athletics Centre, Punchbowl Lane, on Friday evening, 6pm-8pm.