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Another Goodhart is good news for TVH

PUBLISHED: 18:42 07 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:43 24 August 2010

NEWCOMER George Goodhart outshone his elder sister as he finished second in his first North West London Young Athletes cross-country race at Perivale on Saturday. The Thames Valley Harriers youngster completed the under-11 boys race in eight minutes 34 s

NEWCOMER George Goodhart outshone his elder sister as he finished second in his first North West London Young Athletes cross-country race at Perivale on Saturday.

The Thames Valley Harriers youngster completed the under-11 boys' race in eight minutes 34 seconds - a faster time than sister Eve, who was under-11 girls' champion last season.

She moved up to under-13 level, finishing fourth in 9:07, while TVH team-mate Claire Morgan - who did not compete at all last year - took sixth place in 9:20.

George's twin, Sarah Goodhart, was also making her debut and finished 14th (6:50) in the under-11 race, behind Annabel Morgan in seventh (6:14) and Chiara Kafro-Roberts in 10th (6:19).

Madeleine Lloyd finished 15th (6:53), while Eliza Blakemore, who misjudged the pace, ended up 18th (7:38).

Three TVH youngsters ran in the under-15 girls' race - Aneta Juskulska, who finished fourth (11:05), Sophia Aquistapace (seventh in 12:09) and Una McBurney (eighth in 12:10).

But the club's only race victory came in the under-13 boys' section, where Archie St Aubyn (9:44) finished only four seconds behind the winner.

St Aubyn was well supported by the improving Joe Cooper in fourth (10:12), Louis Marriott (seventh in 10:19) and another of eight debutants, John Gray (13th in 11:04).

Abraham Mendes Da Costa (8:57) finished just a place behind George Goodhart in the under-11 boys' race, with Samuel Barnard (10:05) also making the top 10.

Hugo Cassials - who has recently moved to London from France - was TVH's top performer in the under-15 section, finishing fourth in 14:14, while Kyle Kenrick was next home in 14th (15:41).

Zewede Hamid (17th, 17:19), Nabil Toumi (18th, 17:23), Sam Cooper (21st, 19:01) and Balal Toumi (22nd, 20:55), also finished, while Matt Myers arrived late for the under-17 race, but made up ground to snatch seventh place in 19:26.

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