Our 17 men’s squad covered themselves in glory at the Midland Counties Road Relay Championships.

The team of Oliver Lock, Matthew Howard and Alfie Hocking won a superb silver behind Charnwood as they sought to emulate their U15 title success in this one two years ago.

Ollie got the team off to a solid start finishing seventh on stage one (12mins 42secs) putting Matt in the perfect position to carve through his rivals with a superb run to move up to third with a sizzling 12:19, the fifth fastest time of the day.

Alfie then kept his cool to move up another place on the final stage with a time of 12:51 for a great team achievement.

For our under 13 girls it was a frustrating case of what might have been.

Keira Devereux gave us a blistering start clocking a time of 14mins 45secs – the second fastest of the day – to bring the team home in first place.

Lower age Millie Redman in her first road relay, ran a superb 2nd leg in 15:30 (10th fastest of the day from the 84 competitors) losing just one place, but sadly the girls didn’t make the podium as we didn’t have a third runner.

The club took 10 teams on the day with all our athletes giving a good account of themselves.