RADLEY’S girls moved to the top of the standings after winning the overall competition in the second round of the Fit 2 Run Oxfordshire Junior League at Horspath.

Radley’s team amassed 35 match points across the age groups to leapfrog Banbury to the top of the standings.

Banbury finished second on the day, with Oxford City third.

April Bedford took Radley’s only A string win in the under 13 category, throwing 21.26m in the javelin, but there were string of victories in the under 15 category.

Lois Waknell won the 200m in 26.42, while Gina Sunderland clocked 42.83 to win the 300m.

Sunderland also landed victory in the 75m hurdles (12.09) and was part of the winning 4x100m relay team.

She completed a quartet of wins as she threw 8.95m in the shot.

Alex Cross continued her fine form in the high jump, clearing 1.55m for victory.

Kathyrn Woodcock threw 30.02m to win the discus.

In individual age groups, Oxford City took victories in the under 13 and under 17 categories and third in the under 15 competition.

There were outstanding performances by Alice Byles, who clocked personal bests as she won the under 15 200m (27.66) and long jump (4.21m).

Byles also won the 100m in 13.85 and formed part of the winning 4x100m relay team.

The overall boys’ competition was won by Banbury Harriers, who consolidated their lead at the top of the standings.

They were victorious in the under 13 match, third in the under 15s and second in the under 17 category.

Radley were second, with Oxford City third.

City won two of the three age groups, with victory at under 15 and under 17, but finished fourth in the under 13 section.

At under 15, Tom Anstice blitzed the opposition with a throw of 40.88m in the javelin, and followed this up by winning the discus with 21.61.

Matthieu Marshall won the under 17 1500m in a personal best of 4.29.6, while there were also a clutch of other personal bests from Mark Brougham, Max Tavinor and Michael Ruiz.

Elsewhere in the meeting, there were some fine individual performances.

Bicester’s talented sprinter Tom Bosher clocked a national grade four time of 25.52m in the under 15 boys’ 200m.

Bosher’s teammate, Ed Burgess, recorded a national grade three time of 14.09 in the under 17 boys’ 100m hurdles.


Overall girls: 1 Radley 35 match points, 2 Banbury H 30, 3 Oxford City 29, 4 Bicester 28, 5 Witney RR 22, 6 Abingdon 14, 7 White Horse H 19.

Overall boys: 1 Banbury H 34pts, 2 Radley 28, 3 Oxford City 35, 4 Bicester 26, 5 Witney RR 17, 6 Abingdon 18, 7 White Horse H 18.


Overall girls: 1 Radley 68pts, 2 Banbury H 65, 3 Oxford City 52.

Overall boys: 1 Banbury H 70, 2 Radley 61, 3 Oxford C 57.