Great Notley Essex League Cross Country 14th January

Archie Conners was the first Benfleet Running Club member to compete at the Essex Cross Country League which was run out of Great Notley Country Park on 14/01/17. Conners running in the under 13 category crossed the line in 10:48 which scored BRC a 10th place in the team for this category.

Sinead Clark displayed her capabilities in the U17-20 women’s category with an excellent 4th place (18:17). Team mate Genevieve Pate finished 13th with a time of 21:31 the combination of the duos runs secured BRC a 4th place in the team standings.

Callum Liasi was the sole BRC runner in the U17 men’s category completing the course in 22:26, 23rd overall.

The Benfleet Senior ladies effort was led by Jacqui Watson in 17th place with an excellent time of 23:03. Up an coming Nikki Leigh was the next Benfleet Running Club runner to complete the course in 26: 22. Kelly McClenaghan put in a solid effort to complete in 28:05 followed by Sarah Norton (29:27), Mandy Cooper (29:34), Annette Johnson (30:01) and Liane Connors (30:30). The Benfleet ladies finished the event in 6th place overall.

BRC secured a 5th place in the team standings led out by Andy Low. Low finished in 25th place in 27: 09. Returning to form George Watts put in a strong performance to close in 27:21. Graham Booty (28:31), Chris Wayman (28: 48), Eddy Cooper (28:58) and Terry Spooner (28:59) put in strong performances to get under the 29 minute mark. Also for BRC Men were Alan Clark (29:25), Richard Jones (30:30), Brian Venton (31:21), Chris Jones (31:56), Ian Pike (32:11) and Mike Grout (32:22).