Top ten in running for award
The cross-country season began in earnest in November, with both the Gloucestershire and Gwent leagues and the schools' campaign getting under way.
Both Bath & North East Somerset and West Wiltshire held their district championships, which gave local young athletes the chance to impress, while the city's leading senior road and multi-terrain runners had plenty of opportunities to stretch their legs.
That means the Running Bath Performance of the Month judges once again face a tricky task to decide who deserves to win a pair of shoes from the city's leading athletics retailer.
The ten athletes on the November shortlist are:
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SUSIE BARNES The 15-year- old King Edward's pupil retained her inter girls' title in some style at the B&NES Cross-Country Championships.
THEMIS BOWER The in-form Ralph Allen student stepped up to the junior boys' age group and repeated the victory he enjoyed in the minor age group in 2011 at the same B&NES event.
ZOSIA BROWN The 32- year-old Team Bath runner finished as runner-up in the Bath Hilly half marathon multi terrain race, just 31 seconds adrift of winner Stephanie Fleming.
JENNY CARTER A popular winner of the 38th Royal Victoria Park four-mile road race, which was the 39-year-old's first victory in five successive attempts having finished second, fifth, 11th and fifth.
STEVE HALE The long- serving Team Bath man won the veterans' over-50s prize at Victoria Park.
PETER MIKOLAS He races rarely so was happy to clinch overall victory in the opening race of the Bath Skyline 10k series, having finished fifth in the same race 12 months ago.
WILL STOCKLEY The 13- year-old Team Bath runner was an impressive winner of the junior boys' title at the West Wiltshire Schools' Cross- Country Championships at Stonar School.
ALEX WITHY The Royal High pupil ran superbly to retain her junior girls' title at the B&NES Championships.
CAITLIN WOSIKA The youngster was an impressive runner-up in the under-13 girls' event in the second Gloucestershire League race at Cheltenham.
MATTHEW YOUNG Smashed his PB to finish as runner-up in the Castle Combe Chilly 10k road race in 35mins 19secs.
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