Robbie’s first season of competition for AFD see’s him taking part in the Border League cross country championships in the U11 age group.
The Border League comprises of 4 individual races, the results of which are fed in to an overall individual results table and an overall team results table. It is organised and run every year by Camberley Athletic Club.
- Race 1 – Lightwater – 2nd
Robbie’s first meeting with James Fleming (Camberley) sees James take first place, but what an excellent first race. James and Robbie have a friendly rivalry that is still going strong in 2013.
|3||11.01||Adam Bonnett||Crawley Ridge|
- Race 2 – Guildford
This was the first time Robbie came up against team mate Harry Grace, still running together at AFD in 2013 Harry and Robbie are good friends, but this was a very closely fought race. Robbie put everything in to the finish, with Harry nearly taking him in the last 100 meters. So much effort went in to that 100 meters that Robbie had to be carried away from the finish line by his Grandad.
James Fleming finds himself pushed in to 4th place.
- Race 3 – Basingstoke
Robbie finished in 5th place with a time of 10.40.
- Race 4 – Lightwater
The final race of the season saw Harry Grace (AFD) pushed in to 4th place, and James Fleming (Camberley) pushed in to 7th.
The overall individual standings are calculated by taking each runners best 3 results and adding them together, the lowest score wins.
The Team event is based on the Team position for each race, added together to create a score. There are no dropped results in the team section, so all team positions for all races count. The lowest score wins.
|1||9||Camberley||3,1,2,2 = 8|
|2||10||AFD||1,6,1,1 = 9|
|3||14||Bracknell||2,4,5,3 = 14|
Still seems odd to me that as a team AFD could win 3 out of 4 races and still not win the team event, but hey, who am I? 🙂