Oswestry Olympians Juniors completed their cross country season with a superb haul of medals after the final Shropshire Young Athletes meeting held at Oswestry School.

Leading the way were the U17 Boys team who were clear winners over the season with Ollie Coburn also taking the individual title.

The weather affected the league this season with the Much Wenlock race cancelled totally while this end-of-season meeting was rearranged after snow, ice and fog forced its postponement.

Making successful SYAL debuts on the day were Charley Olufsen and Edith John in the U11 girls race.


First to gain medals were the U11 Boys team of Joseph Barlow, Max Jones, Oliver Jones, Seth Baillie and Percy Doran who won bronze.

Both Olympian U13 teams won medals with the girls trio of Evie Baillie, Hannah Newman and Evie Griffiths finishing second.

Although Brennan Ellis was the sole Oswestry competitor in his category, performances earlier in the season secured the team bronze.

The U15 girls brought the first individual medal to Oswestry with Erin Woolcock, who recently competed for Shropshire, winning bronze while performances earlier in the season brought the team bronze to the club.

A debut in the U15 Boys race from Ben Newman, another determined run from Harry Tidridge and good previous runs secured another Olympian bronze.

Ollie Coburn, another club member who had been selected for Shropshire, completed a fine season to win gold as SYAL U17 champion while club mate Riley Woolcock added bronze.

They received determined support from Archie Calloway and Robert Liddiatt to ensure the team gold for Oswestry Olympians.

The first Shropshire Young Athletes League meeting at Telford will take place on Thursday, April 25th.