THE young athletes of Cannock and Stafford were in action last weekend when they travelled to Hatton Park near Warwick to compete in the first round of the highly competitive West Midlands Young Athletes Cross Country League.
With major clubs from all over the Midlands taking part,several C&S athletes performed brilliantly against the best local runners with Ryan Ashforth (U15 boys) and Iris Davies (U13 girls) each taking third place in their respective age groups.
Ashforth was always in contention on the two-mile course with the leading three breaking well away from the rest of the field and they were still locked together as they approached the finish with Ryan having to settle for third place in a sprint finish.
It was a similar story for Davies in the U13 girls’ race. She was in a trio of athletes who pulled well clear of the rest of the pack and she also finished third place after a sprint finish.