This weekend saw double cross country events with competitions on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings. Congratulations to everybody that competed particularly those that managed both days!
I think the biggest credit for the weekend needs to go to Victoria who managed back to back wins. Victoria came first at the Saturday event in Epping Forest beating 110 other female competitors in a 4.1 mile race then did the double by winning on Sundays 4.5 miles at One Tree Hill beating over 150 other ladies – a fantastic performance in strong fields particularly racing two days in a row.
On Saturday we raced at Epping Forest which, whilst fairly flat compared to some cross country courses, provided the challenge of boggy areas where you were up to your ankles deep in mud in places!
On Saturday the men and women race separately. The women managed to come 5 out of 22 teams and the men 7 out of 23, in the vets category the women came 5th and the men achieved 7th. Full list of positions detailed below.
On Sunday we had the challenge of trying to win our third South Essex league race in a row following back to back victories at Hadleigh in December, we had another brilliant turnout with 34 runners attending the race at One Tree Hill in Basildon. Sundays race is a mixed team event and I am pleased to announce that we completed our third victory winning by 76 points which was fantastic following the narrow margin at the last event only beating Leigh On Sea by 10 points. Full list of positions detailed below.
|14||Abbi May Walters|
|58||Sarah De Cristofano|