Lovely weather in Sutton Coldfield for the National Road Relays, and some great performances. The AFD U17 women getting team gold and winning by 50 seconds with Niamh Brown getting 3rd fastest overall and Lucy Pygott getting 4th fastest overall it is hardly surprising. Well done Ladies.
The AFD U17 men also managing to medal though not quite so spectacularly, still a bronze team medal at a National event is a great achievement, congratulations to winning team Tonbridge, and silver medalists Reading on excellent performances. Although Tonbridge didn’t win by the huge gap that they won the Southerns in, they still had a convincing lead.
Robbie started AFD off in the first leg managing a credible 13th place (26th fastest overall) in 12’22”, handing over to Jack Boswell who stormed at the runners before him taking AFD up to 4th place in a 2nd leg fastest time of 11’57”, with the Nationals only having 3 legs it was up to Jake Cvetkovic to make the final push to get AFD in the medal positions which he obviously did finishing 3rd overall, with the 3rd leg second fastest time of 11’53”.
Well done boys a very deserved medal in a very strong event.
1. Tom Dodd (Birchfield) 11:43
2. Alasdair Kinloch (Tonbridge A) 11:47
3. Tom Mortimer (Stroud) 11:51
4. Alfie Thompson (Leicester) 11:52
5. Jake Cvetkovic (AFD) 11:53
6. Ashley Brown (Cambridge) 11:54
7. Matt Rawlings (Reading) 11:55
8. Jack Boswell (AFD) 11:57
9. James Puxty (Tonbridge A) 11:58
10. Sam Crick (Tonbridge B) 11:59 …
26. Robbie Coupland (AFD) 12:22