Press Report: Carys Earns England Honours

CARYS ROBERTS will be receiving an England vest when the lockdown restrictions have been lifted.

The talented West Cheshire Athletic Club youngster finished ninth in the Junior Girls race and was first home for Cheshire at the English Schools Cross Country Championships staged at Sefton Park, Liverpool, in March.

Her top-10 finish would have earned the youngster selection for England at the Schools International Cross Country Relay Championships scheduled to have been held in Scotland.

But the fixture north of the border was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Crisis and Roberts has been waiting to find out whether she would be receiving her international vest.

Roberts won the Cheshire Schools Cross Country Championship title in February and was looking forward to making her international debut.

Cheshire Schools Athletics Association had contacted the English Schools Executive to complain that no recognition had been made to those who had achieved top 10 positions at the National Finals in Liverpool in March, were delighted to receive a positive response.

“Whilst the vests may be a while in arriving, it is justification for your excellent achievements at the event,” Cheshire Schools AA said.Β “Cheshire Schools had five athletes achieve the top-10 and my congratulations go to you all.”

English Schools had emailed Cheshire AA to say: “The Officers have discussed the situation regarding the athletes who would have qualified for the SIAB Cross Country Championship in Scotland. We wanted to recognise the achievement of not only the top eight in the two age groups, but also the two relay runners from each race who would also be going to Scotland.”

The English Schools Track and Field Championships, scheduled to have taken place on July 10 and 11 at Manchester, have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Crisis.

Posted by Dave Alexander
19th April 2020

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