A very good overall Cross Country meet giving maybe more hope than any other in recent years for future local excellence in all forms of Distance running was experienced at today’s Round 6 of the Brisbane Cross Country Series at Capalaba State College.
Redlands Club over the years have often produced some of the best cross country courses such as the Mt Cotton farm and Venman Bush Reserve courses. The technical elements of this course have really improved it to make it quite deceptively challenging with twists, turns, sand and little jumps involved along with the shallow hills.
Best results for us came from Tate Van Camp 1st in the U14 Boys 3k and Zel Van Loggerenberg 2nd in the U14 Girls 3k.
Our team was very committed with Ken Hastie even managing to find a green cap to add to his green kit although he struck out on the socks. In the end we managed to well and truly wrap up third place for the season overall with one round still to go on Saturday 8th July at Minnippi.
This has been Ashgrove’s best Cross Country season since we last won the Premiership in 2006 with what was then a very talented team with a number of State and National champions and Australian representatives involved from many varied distance pursuits so well done to everyone for your contributions throughout the season.
Not sure where things stand in the Toowong Harriers/Thompson Estate battle so looks like we need to wait for the final meet results on that one but certainly for a meet that had 150 runners last year, today’s level of overall interest was outstanding.
More meets like this and our collective chances of really achieving in all forms of distance events down the track will skyrocket.