Cross Country League Race 1 Results – 8/11/2014
Mens and womens teams were both competing at Newbold Comyn in Leamington Spa. A fantastic turnout and team spirit was not dampened by the wet and muddy conditions! Photos on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/7085635882/?fref=nf (fb log in required).
MENS RESULTS (Full results here)
Division 1: Team position after Race 1: A Team = 16/16, B Team = 10/12
REPORT BY SUZ WEST:
First league race of the season run at Newboyld Common Leamington Spa provided everything a cross country race should offer mud , hills , a ditch and an eager team teal spirit.
The race proved technical and enjoyable all at the same time the last 48 hours of rain had made the course particularly slippery in places. There were some strong performances with Nicola Sykes , Katie Young and Linda Howell scoring to put us in a 11th place overall. Katies debut at cross country was a great start and she has informed me she is signing up for more.
There were impressive performances from Julie Delahaye Slater who has made an impressive come back after injury. Masters scorers’ were Linda Howell , Marianne Hensman and Sarah Rock. Putting us also in an excellent position in the masters table.
Monica Baptista also ran her first cross country league race and really entered into the team spirit and even saying the ditch was wicked! Not sure that’s my choice of words but it is fun. The course was two laps so this includes the ditch twice and the mound a steep hill or im sure Jude pointed out to me it is a beacon. Overall BvH ladies all put in great runs and enjoyed the event. The good thing about the ladies race it gave us the opportunity to support the men around the course. They had done a marvellous job of supporting us along with other supporters who included friends and family of our runners and some of our runners who couldn’t run. This just shows the team spirit of Bournville on and off the course. Well Done Everyone.
Team position after Race 1: Senior Team = 11/40, B Team = 11/31
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