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Junior Middle Distance Success at 2021 County Championships

Junior Middle Distance Success at 2021 County Championships

25 Aug 2021

Shrewsbury AC’s Junior middle distance runners capped a fine summer of results with a strong turnout at the recent County Championships, seeing a number of runners return to Shrewsbury as County Champions.

In the 3000m Joe Gilling won the Under 20 Mens race in a time of 9:44.1, while Jess Gunner finished second in the Under 20 Womens race with a time of 11:57. 2 SAC runners filled the podium in the Under 15 Boys 3000m, with Joe Leahy winning in 10:15.2 closely followed by Jake Hopkins in third with a time of 4:42.2.

In the 1500m, Joe Leahy and Jake Hopkins again finished first and third in the Under 15 Boys, Joe winning in 4:38.7 and Jake running a strong 4:42.2. In the Under 15 Girls 1500m Beth Trow finished in second in a time of 4:53.6 and Jess Turner was fourth in 6:36.5.

There was a strong turnout in the 800m races. Liam Rawlings was the winner of the Under 20 men, running 1:58.5. In the Under 17 Ladies race Iris Downes continued her strong summer by winning in a time of 2:12.28. Rosie Morries ran a strong 2:38.6 for fourth place, closely followed by Rosie Zlotowitz in fifth with 2:40.2. In the Under 17 Men Adam Edwards won in a personal best time of 2:08.21 and was joined on the podium by George Andrews, whose time of 2:19.5 saw him finish third. The Under 15 girls race saw Beth Trow finish first with 2:24.1 and Jessica Turner finish fifth in 3:10.2.

Congratulations to all competitors and their families for playing their part in a really successful summer for the club. Winter training Starts Monday 6th September ready for Cross Country.


Under 20 men and Ladies 3000m

Joe Gilling 9.44.1 1st, Jess Gunner 11.57.5 2nd

Under 17 Ladies


Iris Downes 1st 2.12.28, Rosie Morris 4th 2.38.6, Rosie Zlotowitz 5th 2.40.2


Under 17 Men


Adam Edwards 1st 2.08.1 PB, George Andrews 3rd 2.19.5

Under 20 men


Liam Rawlings 1st 1.58.5

Under 15 boys


Joe Leahy 1st 10.15.2, Jake Hopkins 3rd 10.29.


Joe Leahy 1st 4.38.7, Jake Hopkins 3rd 4.42.2

Under 15 girls


Beth Trow 2nd 4.53.6, Jess Turner 4th 6.36.5


Beth Trow 1st 2.24.1, Jessica Turner 5th 3.10.2


Report compiled by Grace Hough