This weekend Benfleet Running club were the host for the 1st Sunday South Essex XC league. The event had a record turnout of 435 runners competing on the tough hilly course at Hadleigh Country Park in the cold and rain.
Benfleet continued their winning streak from last season, as it is our home event a number of our runners were on marshalling duty along with lots of club members who gave up their Sunday morning to stand out in the cold, but those who did run did their club proud with their impressive performances.
Points are calculated on the finishing positions of 7 men (2 vets) + 4 women (1 vet), and the team with the least points wins.
Our male scores all in the top 25 were: –
6th Lee Baynton, 8th James Hiscock, 11th Paul Ruffy, 13th Chris Wayman, 16th Andy Low, 17th Ben Green, 21st Terry Spooned
Our female scores all in the top 15 (including a win) were: –
1st Victoria Hiscock, 3rd Sinead Clark, 7th Nicola Bredin, 13th Dominique Hart
We also had some other fantastic performance as follows: –
23rd Damien Harvey, 31st Graham Booty, 51st Alan Clark, 52nd Richard Jones, 61st Pete Stalley, 71st Ian Pike, 117th Michael Bebbington
15th Jacqui Watson, 22nd Abbi-May Walters, 27th Jayne Stacey.
The team scores for the day were as follows
1st Benfleet 116
2nd LOSS 155
3rd Billericay 177
4th EET 441
5th Barking 573
6th Brentwood 666
1st Tri Sport 438
2nd Rochford 548
3rd Castle Point 620
4th Havering 759
5th Dagenham 1003
6th Pitsea 1191