Sam claims clear win in junior race

SAM Cheverton recorded another victory at the junior race in the Fenn Wright Suffolk Winter League.Cheverton, an under-17 athlete from Waveney Valley AC, won this fourth race in the series by seven seconds from Tom Francis, of the composite Thetford and Brandon team.

By Carl Marston

SAM Cheverton recorded another victory at the junior race in the Fenn Wright Suffolk Winter League.

Cheverton, an under-17 athlete from Waveney Valley AC, won this fourth race in the series by seven seconds from Tom Francis, of the composite Thetford and Brandon team. Francis was the first under-15 finisher.

The top three was completed by Ross Fawcett, of Ipswich Harriers, while behind him there was an under-13 age group victory for club-mate Andrew Revell. He was sixth overall.


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Sam Harrison, of Saint Edmund Pacers, was second in this under-13 section, finishing just two seconds ahead of club-mate Elin Grose, who won the under-13 girls' race by finishing 10th overall. The Waveney Valley AC duo of Megan Burt and Alice Wicks were first and second in the under-17 girls' category, while Sarah Driver (Newmarket & Sudbury) topped the girls' under-15 age group. In the team stakes, Waveney Valley are well clear in the girls' half, with Ipswich Harriers leading the way for the boys.

The next meeting will be hosted by Stowmarket Striders at Haughley Park on January 20.

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Junior race results

Top 20: 1 S Cheverton (WV, u-17) 11.43; 2 T Francis (TBH, u-15) 11.50; 3 R Fawcett (IH, u-17) 12.00; 4 A Burnett (SS, u-15) 12.03; 5 W Meadows (FRR, u-17) 12.50; 6 A Revell (IH, u-13) 13.01; 7 M Burt (WV, u-17 girl) 13.09; 8 A Wicks (WV, u-17 girl) 13.21; 9 S Harrison (SEP, u-13) 13.23; 10 E Grose (SEP, u-13 girl) 13.25.

11 J Kirton (TBH, u-15) 13.33; 12 M Soanes (WV, u-13 girl) 13.36; 13 C McKie (DIS, u-13) 13.37; 14 H Wade (FRR, u-15) 13.43; 15 C Caiger (IH, u-13 girl); 16 M Nicholls (WV, u-17) 13.54; 17 O Norman (IH, u-13) 14.04; 18 S Driver (NSJ, u-15 girl) 14.06; 19 G Lloyd (INT, u-15) 14.11; 20 B Parker (FRR, u-13) 14.12.

Boys' age groups, under-17: 1 Cheverton, 2 Fawcett, 3 Meadows. Under-15: 1 Francis, 2 Burnett, 3 Kirton. Under-13: 1 Revell, 2 Harrison, 3 McKie.

Girls' age groups, under-17: 1 Burt, 2 Wicks, 3 L Fox (WV) 14.47. Under-15: 1 Driver, 2 E Burroughs (IH) 14.14; 3 L Tyler (TBH) 14.16. Under-13: 1 Grose, 2 Soanes, 3 Caiger.

Teams, boys: 1 IH 93pts; 2= TBH 85 & FRR 85; 4 WV 78.

Teams, girls: 1 WV 116pts; 2 IH 99; 3 NSJ 83; 4 SEP 90.

Overall team standings, boys: 1 IH 442pts; 2 TBH 385; 3 WV 376. Girls: 1 WV 547pts; 2 IH 499; 3 SEP 403.

Key: IH - Ipswich Harriers; SS - Stowmarket Striders; FSS - Flying Shufflers (composite Framlingham Flyers & Woodbridge Shufflers & Saxons); SEP - Saint Edmund Pacers; NSJ - Newmarket Joggers & Sudbury Joggers; FRR - Felixstowe Road Runners; LRR - Lowestoft Road Runners; WV - Waveney Valley AC; INT - Ipswich Triathlon Club & Newmarket Triathlon Club; BBD - Bungay Black Dog; DIS - Diss AC; TBH - Thetford AC & Brandon Fern Hoppers.

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