Defending cross country champions Bromley were victorious in both female and male competitions on the weekend when the London Youth Games returned for the opening event of the 2019 season.
Despite the challenging conditions, 1,398 young Londoners braved the Parliament Hill course with all 33 boroughs represented across the eight races, which included male and female races in under 11s, under 13s, under 15s and under 17s age groups.
The Bromley team were untouchable in the female races as they finished in medal positions for all four team races. In particular, Ellie Dolby (U15F) and Morgan Squibbs (U17F) both bought back individual bronze in their respective races.
Special shout out to U17 Male Gold medallist, Mohamed Ali, Ealing, winning his race by a full 13 seconds. Mohamed moved up an age category from the U15M race last year and yet, still managed to steal top spot – He is certainly one to watch as a future star of the Games.
Congratulations to Respect the Games winners, Bexley. “A Bexley runner (U17M), really helped and pushed my son along who had just returned to XC and was short of stamina. Real sportsmanship shown.”
Jon Hughes, Chief Executive Officer of London Youth Games said: “A truly fantastic way to start the 2019 London Youth Games season with young participants from every London borough coming together.
“Our thanks goes out to the City of London, the South of England Athletic Association and our dedicated team of volunteers for their continued support in making this event such a great success.”
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