Grinyers and Emerys give North Somerset meet a family flavour
THE North Somerset Schools' Cross Country Championships proved to be a real family affair this year.
Four of the eight titles on offer at the Hutton Moor Sports Centre, Weston-super-Mare, went to two families with the Grinyers and Emerys taking centre stage.
The Grinyer twins, Kate and Adam, can take particular pride in their shared success. While Clevedon School's Katie, a former winner of the Easy Runner athlete of the month competition, was favourite to win the inter girls' race Adam's victory was a big surprise.
"I don't even like running!" admitted Adam. "I trained for two weeks a couple of years ago but it wasn't for me and I am happy to leave the running to Katie.
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"I am shocked to win!"
Katie had to work harder for her success with Gordano's Cecilie Andersen, who worked really hard to stay in touch before finally falling away on the final lap.
"That was a hard race and I am very pleased to win as I am just coming back from a calf injury that forced me to rest in August and September," said Katie, who is older than her brother by a minute.
"I felt fine today and hopefully I can keep improving now."
In contrast, the Emery sisters Jasmine and Harriet are both keen runners and, like Grinyer, members of North Somerset AC. Representing Backwell School, 11-year-old Harriet raced to victory in the minor girls' age group, while 13-year-old Jasmine dominated the junior girls' race for her first district title.
Gordano's David Warnes is the reigning Avon Schools' champion and the 13-year-old looked impressive in retaining his junior boys' title from Ben Cureton. The meeting was smoothly organised by North Somerset Schools' sports partnership manager Shane German and his team, including several members of local club North Somerset AC.
Gordano finished top overall school in both the girls' and boys' events.
North Somerset Schools' Cross Country Championships, Hutton Moor Sports Centre, Weston-super-Mare: Senor girls: 1 Ellie Livingstone (C ); 2 Billie Gay (G); 3 Alex Port (G). Inter girls: 1 Katie Grinyer (C ); 2 Cecilie Andersen (G); 3 Angharad Flower (B); 4 Charlotte Pittaway (S); 5 Lucy Tothil (Ch); 6 Estelle Lerhuxdi Willis (C ); 7 Elspeth McGowan (G); 8 Ellie Grey (G); 9 Hannah Valerie (W); 10 Sophie Thomas (W). Teams: 1 Gordano 28; 2 Clevedon 40; 3 Priory 71. Junior girls: 1 Jaz Emery (B); 2 Alys Withers (G); 3 Sara Flower (B); 4 Jasmine Moroney (S); 5 Amelia Chappell (C ); 6 Harriet Moore (B); 7 Becky Heber (G); 8 Eva King (Ch); 9 Millie Dodds (Br); 10 Esme Taylor (P). Teams: 1 Backwell 28; 2 Gordano 44; 3 Clevedon 49. Minor girls: 1 Harriet Emery (B); 2 Imogen Moroney (S); 3Jasmine Poole (C ); 4 Lizzie Plews (G); 5 Sophie Parker (B ); 6 Beth Barzotello (C ); 7 Phebe Curyer (G); 8 Olivia Burton (C ); 9 Grace Monchar (G); 10 Emma Bakare (B). Teams: 1 Gordano 34; 2 Backwell 34; 3 Clevedon 36. Overall girls teams: 1 Gordano 84; 2 Clevedon 125; 3 Sidcot 305. Senior boys: 1 Dan Bagnall (N) 2 Connor Jones (N); 3 Josh Summers (N); 4 Alex Gay (N; 5 Alex Phillipou (G); 6 Andy Vowles (N); 7 Lee Hicks (G); 8 Luke Carey (G). Teams: 1 Nailsea 10; 2 Gordano 31. Inter boys: 1 Adam Grinyer (C ); 2 Zac Holdaway (C ) 3 Cam Slater (P); 4 Tomas Segikovski (C ); 5 Callum Timberall (G); 6 Stacey Box (N); 7 Tyler Davis (G) ; 8 Will Jones (G); 9 Josh Pratt (P): 10 Tom Clarke (B). Teams: 1 Clevedon 20; 2 Gordano 34; 3 Nailsea 54. Junior boys: 1 David Warnes (G); 2 Ben Cureton (G); 3 Ashley Leathem (B); 4 Joe Hunce (B); 5 Sam Dangerfield (G); 6 Alex Jones (B); 7 Matt Hogg (Ch); 8 Alex Walder (B); 9 Reece Trapani (Br); 10 Ben Lewis (P). Teams: 1 Backwell 21; 2 Gordano 21; 3 Churchill 67. Minor boys: 1 Matt Ogborne (P); 2 Jayle Buca (W); 3 Fraser Linnit (C ); 4 Ollie Cunningham (W); 5 Luca Murray (C ); 6 Henry Cox (Br); 7 Luke Garner Green (B); 8 Oscar A Ralph (C ); 9 Vaughan Clark (P); 10 Jude Moon (SK). Teams: 1 Priory; 2 Wore 37; 3 Clevedon 37. Overall boys teams: 1 Gordano 145; 2 Clevedon 146; 3 Backwell 192. Key: ( B=Backwell; Br=Broadoak; C=Clevedon; Ch=Churchill; G=Gordano; N=Nailsea; P=Priory; S=Sidcot; W=Worle;