OWLS A.C. Leicester
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OWLS AC - Team Domination
Welcome to OWLS A.C. Leicester
We are an athletics club based at Saffron Lane Athletics Stadium, Leicester. We cater to all abilities, from those starting out, to those looking for major titles. As both a team and individually, we have won numerous National, Midland and County titles. We are also the reigning Senior Men Team Champions at the Leicestershire Cross Country Championships and have been for the last 23 years. For middle to long distance events, no other team in Leicestershire can touch us.
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Horrendous weather, great results
- by Belly - 25/1/2014

Not even copious amounts of mud, thunder and lightening, nor hail stones, could stop the Midlands XC Championship from taking place at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa earlier today.

OWLS had runners in most of the age categories and started the day off with Jack Partridge-Shepherd (U13 Boys) finishing 80th in his first Midlands event. Ash Palmer (U20 Men) came home in 19th, closely followed by Chris McMillan in 26th. Tom Corby (U15 Boys) produced an excellent run and finished 12th whilst Max O'Sullivan (U17 Men) followed this with an impressive 20th.

As the Senior Women were approaching the end of their final lap, hail started falling and lightening lit up the sky. Maria Bell and Kate Russell battled on to finish 181st and 202nd respectively in their first taste of Midlands XC action.

The last race of the day, the Senior Mens race, started just as the rain and hail started. OWLS, on paper, had a strong squad entered but were unfortunately missing a few key athletes due to injury. However, the lads overcame the adverse conditions and packed strongly to claim 2nd in the team event. Ed Highton led the team home in 7th with Dan Hallam only 10 seconds behind him in 9th and Paul Richardson was just behind them in 13th. Tom Bell (33rd), Josh Norman (37th) and Tom Meakin (47th) completed the team with Simon Allen (87th) and Scott Green (103rd) providing strength in depth.

Full results here.

And just for the laughs, here is the infamous ditch.

Results Round Up
- by Belly - 25/1/2014

4th Jan 2014 - County XC Championships - Brocks Hill, Oadby

Mud, mud and more mud. A good day for the OWLS as we managed to win team medals in both the Senior Mens and the Senior Womens races.


  • Senior Women
    • Tara Tomson - 11th
    • Emma Arrowsmith - 16th
    • Maria Bell - 23rd
    • Kate Russell - 26th
    • TEAM - 3rd
  • Under 13 Boys
    • Jack Partridge-Shephard - 13th
  • Under 15 Boys
    • Tom Corby - 7th
  • Junior Men
    • Chris McMillan - 5th
    • Ash Palmer - 6th
  • Senior Men
    • Sam Stabler - 1st
    • Paul Richardson - 3rd
    • Ed Highton - 4th
    • Danny Hallam - 5th
    • Josh Norman - 6th
    • Patrick Radley - 8th
    • Tom Bell - 11th
    • Thomas Meakin - 12th
    • Lewis Smart - 13th
    • Simon Allen - 15th
    • Luke Ingram - 23rd
    • TEAM - 1st
  • ​Masters Men
    • Scott Green - 5th
    • Nick Bott - 29th
    • Neill Talbot - 45th
    • Dale Cave - 72nd
    • TEAM - 5th

11th Jan 2014 - ​​North Midlands XC League - Wollaton Park, Nottingham

The final race of the league where the OWLS continued their strong form.

Race results:

  • Under 13 Girls
    • Isabelle Warrall - 34th
  • Under 13 Boys
    • Jack Partridge - 14th
  • Under 15 Boys
    • Tom Corby - 3rd
    • Tom Sykes - 29th
  • Under 17 Men
    • Max O'Sullivan - 8th
  • Senior Women
    • Tara Tomson - 35th
    • Emma Arrowsmith - 58th
    • Megan Warner - 80th
    • Olivia Lopez - 90th
    • Kate Russell - 100th
  • Senior Men
    • Ed Highton - 2nd
    • Lewis Smart - 8th
    • Tom Bell - 9th
    • Tom Meakin - 19th
    • Scott Green - 36th
    • Chris McMillan - 38th
    • Luke Ingram - 67th

Overall league results:

  • Under 13 Boys
    • Jack Partridge - 14th
  • Senior Women
    • Tara Tomson - 11th
    • TEAM - 7th
  • Senior Men
    • Ed Highton - 1st
    • Scott Green - 10th
    • Luke Ingram - 25th
    • TEAM - 1st
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