This week has been a great week for Athletics at the Westward League Cross Country Race. Ultimate Frisbee and Quidditch also saw some amazing results in their tournaments, whilst Tremough FC and Shinty faced some tough opposition.
“FXU Athletics took a record fourteen members to the 2nd Westward League Cross Country Race of the season, at Newquay on Sunday 12th November.
“Three of the club’s committee members (XC Captains Jordan Clay & Sophie Lloyd and Vice President Tom Newman) qualified to represent Cornwall (Senior Mens, Senior Womens and Mens Under-20s) in the 2018 South West Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships.
“Starting with the Men’s team, Captain Clay lead by example with a time of 29:06 in the 8.5km race, finishing 10th overall. First year William Dax, racing for Tavistock, clocked an impressive 30:56 finishing 33rd. Tom Newman looks to be getting back to last year’s times finishing 55th with 32:43. Nathan Elemen ran strong at 68th, clocking 33:24 with Matt Bridges close behind in 70th, 9 seconds behind. Half-marathon runner Kallum Wright propped up in 93rd with a time of 35:07, closely followed by Men’s Track Captain Giuliano Formisano in 95th, 33 seconds behind. It was fantastic to see new members Michael Peirce and Valentin Bertiaux run their first race, with respective places of 102nd & 122nd and times of 36:06 & 37:22.
“On to the Women’s race, Captain Sophie Lloyd looks to have also bounced back from injury woes to finish in 13th place in the SW race, clocking a time of 21:02. Louise Greenwell continues to impress with a time of 21:43, finishing 26th. Emma Barraclough tried out her first race and came 45th with a time of 23:09. Kerrie Hutchinson was close behind in 54th with a time of 23:35. Abbie Milnes rounded off an impressive display from the female XC crowd, coming in at 23:52 in 62nd.”
— Tom Newman, FXU AC Vice President
Falmouth Falcons Quidditch team won the lower bracket at Southern Cup in Southampton this weekend.
CSM Gold 1 – 10 Mylor Cons
CSM Gold took on Mylor Cons on sunday in the SW Shinty 6s League, going down 10-1 against a very strong opposition. Special mention goes out to James Beaumont, scoring the goal for CSM.
Tremough FC 3 – 4 Tregony
Tremough FC played a tough match against Tregony, coming away with a 3-4 loss this Sunday.
Kernow Ultimate Frisbee Club
South-West University Indoor Men’s Regionals
The Ultimate Frisbee first team came in at 8th out of 26 teams at the South-West University Indoor Regionals.this weekend (holding seed for the entire tournament), with the second team securing a solid 23rd place. Special mentions to Arthur Holt and Jack Woodward who were the respective 1st and 2nd teams’ MVPs.
First team: (Joly cpt, Arthur Holt, Sam Thompson, Olly Stewart, John Emmanuel Ragadio, Jake McPherson, Joseph Mine)
They had an exceptional first day winning all 4 matchups against Exeter 4, Bath 5, UWE 1, and UWE 2.
The second day proved more of challenge, however the team made a great effort to keep the effort as high as they could. They lost all games to Bath 1, Bristol 1, Southhampton 1, and Bournemouth 1, but still came in strongly at 8th seed.
Second team: (Jack cpt, Sam J, Jimmy, Lewis, Francis, Pol, Ash)
The Second’s had a tough first day against higher seeded teams such as Bath 3, and Southampton 1. Despite that, the spirit was held as high as their heads as they went into the final few games of the day. They drew against Winchester and ended the day on a high, winning against Exeter 4.
Day two was continued with the same spirit, the team poured considerable effort into each and every game.