Men’s Birmingham League Division 2, Race 3 – Lilleshall, Telford – 14/01/17

Cross CountryMen’s Cross Country Team Manager, Mat Pollard reports on the latest league race: Despite little chance of promotion or relegation from division 2, it was another great turnout for the Bournville Mens XC team. The race has hosted by Telford AC at Lilleshall National Sports Centre. The race consisted of one short lap and three long laps, making up approximately 5.5 miles.

The course ran round the edge of two fields, which were heavily waterlogged when we arrived. One field was fairly flattish and the second field a little more technical with a gradual gradient and a couple of steeper short hill sections.

The waterlogged course was churned up pretty quickly by the two hundred or so runners, turning the course into a challenging muddy fest with some particular boggy sections. This made the race pretty heavy going towards the end of the race.

Thank you to Iain Jones for stepping in to marshal and also thanks to Brian, Isobel and Sean for your support!


Going into the race 3, Bournville were in 6th place in division 2 (top three are promoted) with 582 points.

Race 1 – 220 points

Race 2 – 362 points

In case anyone is unsure of how the scoring works, it is the combined race positions of the first six runners from the club. The following 6 runners are scoring for a separate B team league.

19th – Chris Collins

38th – Mat Pollard

45rd – Johnathan Scott

48th – Paul Thompson

80th – Oliver Kirkland

93th – John McKeon

95th – Stuart Pearson

101st – Andy Hoole

108th – Simon Newman

112th – Ian Faddy

120th – Matt Slater

123rd – Adrian Fowler

152nd – Simeon Whiting

163rd – Dave Powner

219th – Paul Samuels

223rd – John Cheel

A Team scored 320 points, finishing 7th on the day and remaining 6th overall

B Team scored 659, finishing 5th amongst other B Teams and we remained 5th in the B League.

Follow this link for full individual and teams scores:


One Reply to “Men’s Birmingham League Division 2, Race 3 – Lilleshall, Telford – 14/01/17”

  1. A good solid performance level achieved by Team Teal. One or two new recruits,and that can happen at any time,could see BvH challenging for top positions. A commendable effort . Congratulations Mat and to all concerned with our XC endeavours.