Members of the Bourton Juniors took part in the Gloucestershire Cross County League last month, with varying circuit lengths around Old Down Country Estate, Thornbury.

Twenty four different members of the juniors participated in different races throughout the day on October 13.

The u11 girls race started with Grace Barrington-Cramp, 9, and Bella Harrison, 7, flying the flag for the team.

In the U11’s boys race, Michael Astor (left) finished in 2nd place overall, Lucas Hartley achieved 12th, Ned Harrison ran for 22nd and Arthur Quli, Alfie Sansom, Toby Luff and William Chalmers all finished under 50th.

Girls in the U13’s, Maite Capper and Abigail Barnett finished 15th and 23rd respectively out of the 47 runners

There were more representatives in the U13’s boys race with Jonathon Cook, Wilf Harrison, Dominic Luff, Edward Jones and Arlen Hartley all running well.

Cook raced really well, but was overtaken in the latter stages by George Quli to achieve 20th and 23rd places.

Wilf notched a 43rd place, with Dominic and Edward getting 54th and 56th.

On to the U15’s girls and Heidi Mundinano had prepared well.

She achieved an 11th place finish whilst Helena West and Isobel Barnett both securing 14th and 17th.

In the senior ladies race, which also incorporated the U17’s and U20’s categories, Emily Field and Gabby Jones both participated.

Emily managed to achieve a 36th placed finish and 8th in the U17’s, despite actually stopping her run to help another participant that had injured themselves.

Gabby was 96th overall and 1st in the U20’s category.

Tom Williamson had a good run for 21st in the U15’s boys.

Despite moving up to the U17’s just this year, Jake Astor managed to get a 2nd place finishing just six seconds off the winner.

Robbie Hughes was able to survive cramp and achieve a 16th place in the U20 boys in what was one of his first races in the category.

Jake and Michael Astor then ran the Wychwood Charity 5K Race on October 28th, the former winning overall and Michael finishing 5th.