AC (2003-2004: Newquay & Par AC)
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In the Under 13 races, Jessica Hicks (Gloucester AC) stands out as the one
to watch in the girls’ race
Hicks was 2nd in the U13s race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in
what was a relatively small field of 50 runners, Bea
Swords (Oxford City AC) led the group up the first hill. By
half way Kate
Avery (Shildon R & AC) had begun to make her move, leaving Jessica
Hicks (Gloucester AC) an isolated second with Swords
in third. The positions remained the same to the finish, by which
had really stamped her authority on the field, winning by 23 seconds in
In the absence of Kate
Avery (Shildon R
& AC) who was the winner of the Reebok Birmingham Cross Challenge,
Jessica Hicks (Gloucester AC) will probably start as favourite in the
Under 13 Girls race. Hicks was runner-up in Birmingham and won the
Junior Girls race at last weekend’s BMC Cross Country Classic in
Bristol. Nicole Roberts (Kettering Town Harriers), who currently
leads the Under 13 Girls Series rankings, is also in the field.
Hicks won the U13 girls race at the Reebok Cross
Challenge race at Parliament Hills, London.
Hicks (Gloucester), the UK girls under 13 800m record-holder, went one
better than her second place in Birmingham, finishing ahead of the Oxford
City pair of Melissa Hawtin and Bea Swords,
in the girls under 13 race to chalk up her first Reebok Challenge race
took the lead running down the final hill.
'I wanted to win today so I'm pleased I did it,'
said Hicks who plans to race in the next Reebok Cross Challenge meeting at
Pre-race: The top
five in the Reebok Series standings compete in both the Under 13 Boys and
Girls races. Gloucester
AC’s Jessica Hicks, back to winning ways at Parliament Hill starts as
favourite in the Under 13 Girls race. She will be challenged by Oxford
City’s Bea Swords and the girls from the
home club, Liverpool Harriers will be out in force.
Hicks won the U13 girls race at the Reebok Cross Challenge race in
was a battle for the top three placings as Jessica Hicks (Gloucester AC),
Sarah Barker (Sale Harriers Manchester) and Lauren Mackin (Giffnock North
AAC) set a fast pace to stretch away from the field.
went straight into the lead and was soon matched by Hicks. The pair were
shoulder to shoulder in the downhill section with just 500m to go, while
Barker was content to sit in behind until attacking on the final corner.
Hicks made a final sprint in the straight to win in 10:25. Barker came
through for second in 10:27 with Mackin in third.
said: “It was
really fast. I was pushing on and trying to stay with Laura. I knew I had
something in me for the finish”.
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Manchester: Jessica won the Women's 1500m B race in a time of 4:30.85.
Schools Track & Field Championships 2005 -
Jessica Hicks won the
Silver medal in the Junior Girls 1500m, with a national standard time of
4:39.20, after winning her heat.
was 5th in the Under 15 girl's race at the UK Challenge in Cardiff.