XC League Race 1 Men’s and Women’s Results, plus report from Suz West – 8/11/2014

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

Position Time Name  
52 37:22:00 Paul Thompson
88 38:23:00 Dean Parker
113 39:41:00 Chris Collins
148 41:18:00 Sean Rose
159 41:49:00 Stuart Pearson
160 41:54:00 Oliver Kirkland
176 42:40:00 Richard Rollins
183 42:57:00 Daniel Wilson
188 43:10:00 Andy Hoole
194 43:18:00 Matt Sandison
197 43:26:00 Andy Wheeler
214 44:22:00 Paul Gorman
222 44:58:00 Andy Hall
236 46:27:00 Dave Harte
238 46:35:00 Stuart Mugridge
241 47:00:00 Jack Roberts
248 48:14:00 Simon Newman
255 49:08:00 Antony Stewart
272 54:40:00 Barrie Roberts
273 55:42:00 Kevin Peace
275 56:16:00 Paul Samuels
282 60:49:00 John Cheel


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

Position Time Name Cat
4 23.31 Nicola Sykes S
69 27.28 Katie Young S
95 28.38 Linda Howell M
111 28.57 Laura Leslie S
129 29.35 Marianne  Hensman M
164 30.42 Sarah Rock M
175 31.15 Suz West M
179 31.23 Julie Delahaye Slater M
184 31.37 Emily Holden M
190 31.58 Lizzy Bryans S
209 32.32 Monica Baptista S
241 33.34 Jude Glynn M
254 34.18 Laura Gale M
314 38.12 Lesley Pymm M

3 Replies to “XC League Race 1 Men’s and Women’s Results, plus report from Suz West – 8/11/2014”

  1. It`s early days yet,and there is plenty of time/opportunities for the Bournville Harriers efforts/endeavours to be even more successful in the Cross Country League Races which lie ahead.
    The Ladies have made a splendid start to their XC Campaign, and BvH men have made a steady/solid start to their XC Season.If `we` work hard and prepare well, and continue to support and encourage oneanother we may well cause a few surprises.The turnout in Leamington Spa was most encouraging.
    If you havn`t run XC,give it a go.”Show them what you are made of —– Put the Great back in Britain!”

  2. Marvellous turnout, the men’s and ladies teams plus the numerous supporters sprinkled around the course, made for a large BvH contingent.

    League cross country is a great team event, the important thing to remember being that everyone running potentially contributes to the team result through the points scoring system.

    A number of debutants raced yesterday and I’m sure they would recommend to all that running cross country will add to their running performance.

    Its not too late for anyone considering joining us at the next league race to do so; you don’t have to be fast….just look at me!

  3. Well done everybody on such a great effort! The ladies already appear to be well placed. The season was always going to be a tough one for the men, but we’re not too far adrift and can still catch the four teams ahead of us once people are a bit more race fit and when we get full strength squad out. Interesting that so many clubs failed to register a B team, including Birchfield.