Wheeler stars for Bicester

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Forty Bicester runners made the trip to Culham for round two of the Oxford Mail League Cross Country last Sunday.

Sophie Wheeler was the star of the show once again as she ran 8.28 minutes over the 2,000m course to finish second and maintain her overall lead to help keeps the U13s in second after two events.

Other U13 girl finishers included: Holly Griffiths Brown (eighth), Amy Gould (14th), Molly Action (20th), Maisie Silvester (31st), Lucy Stowell (46th), Kerry Hickman (47th), Erin Higginbottom (48th), Holly Hunter (53rd), Daisy Newton (58th) and Molly Nudget (64th).

In the U9 races, Georgia Usher (10th) and Michael Cadle (sixth) were the first two home in the combined race, followed by Ben Groves (18th), Joseph Nugent (26th), Rosie Newton (33rd), Erin McWhinnie (47th) Ruby Silvester (51st), Erin Disbrey (54t) and Bethan Workman (58th).

Tom Gould maintained fourth in the U15 category after finishing 16th in 18.41 minutes. He was followed by Dan Heiyink (21st) and Owen Cox (29th), while Freddie Taylor led the way for the U11s as he placed seventh, ahead of Ellis Griffith Brown (26th) and Samuel Worfolk (27th).

Finally, in the U13 boys race, Tom Couzens clocked 8.37 for 12th, with Lucas Davis coming 16th, Billy England 20th and William Sims 29th.