Congratulations to Harrison McCartney M14, Julie Emmerson W16 and Matt Elkington M18 who have been selected to represent England at the Junior Home Internationals to be held in October near Dorking in Surrey.

Peter and Sheila Carey both came 1st in their respective classes at the Nottingham City Urban League event held this weekend. Peter M65 completed his 4.1k course in 32.09mins and Sheila W65 her 3.8k course in 35.36mins. Also at Nottingham Will Gardner M20 came 2nd in the Men’s 7.1k Open course in 41.22mins and Anne Straube W35 3rd in 44.15mins on the 5.8k Open Women’s course.


Julie Emmerson achieved great results in the Great Britain team at the European Youth Championships held in France this weekend. Her training over the winter working on her technical skills with coach Riina Kuuselo, paid off as she is currently topping the GB W16 ranking list.

Julie joined the GB team, at Bugeat in the Limousin area of France, of 11 juniors aged 15 to 18 years to compete against 30 nations and over 350 competitors. At the sprint staged in Meymac town centre on Friday she finished 12th out of 85 starters in 12.24mins in the W16 event, 48 secs behind the winner and was the highest placed GB finisher. The Saturday long distance 4.7k course in forests with marshy areas and steep rocky slopes at Viam Lestards was testing and Julie came 7th out of 85 in 42.30 mins, 5.07 mins behind winner. On the 3rd day her team finished 10th in the relays, Julie was on the 1st leg and handed over to the 2nd leg runner in 3rd place out of over 20 teams.

10th July 2012

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