31 July 2018
Run Festival results to decide junior Winter Premierships
This weekend’s new event on the Athletics NSW winter calendar, the Run Festival, has added incentive as points will contribute towards the 2018 Winter Premiership. To be held on Saturday at the popular Upjohn Park venue, in the central Sydney suburb of Rydalmere, the Waratah Run Series event will decide some junior championships with just a few points separating them. One age is the under-16 girls where just three points separate the three leading teams.
This is the final points scoring opportunity for the junior ages. For the masters ages, they have one more opportunity, the NSW half marathon and for the opens, there are two final opportunities to add points in the half marathon and marathon.
Points allocated will first – 25, second – 20, third - 18, fourth - 17, etc
OPEN AGES – current status
Men – Bankstown A 138 points, Sydney Uni 135, Athletics Easts A 89.
Absolutely down to the wire in this event. This weekend is a key opportunity to score points for the two leaders.
Women - Sydney Uni 140 points, Athletics Easts A 89, UTS Norths A 40
Sydney Uni have won this now with a 51-point lead.
JUNIORS – current status
U20 male – Kembla Joggers 61 points, Asics Wests 43, Bankstown 25
Mathematically Asics Wests can still win.
U20 female – Kembla Joggers 90 points, Mingara 50, Bankstown 42
KJs are safely home here.
U18 male – Kembla Joggers 120 points, Sydney Striders 54, Randwick Botany 50
Another win here for KJs.
U18 female – Sydney Striders 62 points, Kembla Joggers 45, Hills 40
Sydney Striders look comfortable, but mathematically KJs can still overhaul them.
U16 male – Randwick Botany 83 points, Kembla Joggers 70, Bankstown 59
Still relatively close race here.
U16 female – Kembla Joggers 71 points, St George 70, Bankstown 68
Incredibly close – this is down to the wire.
U14 male – Kembla Joggers 100 points, St George 45, Sydney Striders 43
Yet another KJs win.
U14 female – Sydney Striders 133 points, St George 111, Sydney Striders 67
Still possible for St George to defeat Sydney Striders.
U12 male – St George 113 points, Sydney Striders 73, Kembla Joggers 65
A win to St George.
U12 female – Kembla Joggers 50 points, Sydney Striders 45, Sutherland 38
Still very close between KJs, Striders and Sutherland.
Read the full pointscores.
David Tarbotton for Athletics NSW
Image: U16 & U17 start NSW XC relays (image courtesy of David Tarbotton)