New generation show their true colours
ATHLETICS SISTERS Maayan and Lia Radus returned from the Middlesex Cross Country Championships with a medal apiece.
Maayan, 11, took under-13 gold while Lia, 14, placed second in the under-15 race.
“The Wormwood Scrubs course was flat but very muddy,” Lia commented.
“I got one of my best ever starts,” said Maayan. “I slipped in behind the girl who eventually came second and moved alongside her just before half way. Once we hit the midway point I ran as hard as I could.” This surge brought her home 20 seconds clear of the field.
Bini Bloom, 12, won the Years 8 and 9 title in the Barnet Schools Cross Country Championships. His brother Jack, 14, placed third in the Years 10 and 11 race and was the first Year 10 finisher.
Richard Goodman gained a 45-second victory at the Metropolitan Cross Country League in Perivale. Having now won the three league races that he has contested, a win in the final competition next month should bring him the overall series victory.
PhillipBensonwontheArmadaAthletic Network 3K race in Plymouth in 10:04. It was one of four races that Benson ran in the space of a week before returning to his medical studies in Bulgaria.