PANVAC's senior men's team, won team gold at the Eastern Athletics Association Cross Country Championships held near Biggleswade on Saturday. The recent unremitting rain made for a testing course, but the PANVAC runners refused to get bogged down and took the title ahead of big regional rivals Hunts AC.
Luke Brown was first home for PANVAC finishing 3rd, Daniel Lewis placed 7th ahead of Alex Curtis in 15th and 18th placed Toby Hall.
The PANVAC under 13 girls won team bronze thanks to strong runs from 9th placed Izzy Hurn,Ruby O'Dell and Emily Douce who came in four seconds apart in 15th and 16th.
The under 15 girls finished 4th, with Erin Walker 6th, just seven seconds off 3rd place. Lola Gaches finished 15th with Faith Perkins 21st.
Wendy Perkins placed 8th in the senior ladies race and was the first over 40 home.
Under 17 Olivia Walker just missed out on a medal finish in 4th with Elizabeth Eames in 7th.
William Harris and Rhys Buswell placed 15th and 16th for the under 15 boys as the team finished 6th. Thomas Hughes finished 20th with Bayley Graham 23rd.
The men’s under 20's race was run as a county championship, and Cambridgeshire took bronze. They were led home by Kai Chilvers in 5th. Chilvers was awarded individual silver as some of the county championship runners only qualified for medals in the team event.
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