Benfleet Victory at opening South Essex XC

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

Division 1

1st Benfleet 116

2nd LOSS 155

3rd Billericay 177

4th EET 441

5th Barking 573

6th Brentwood 666

Division 2

1st Tri Sport 438

2nd Rochford 548

3rd Castle Point 620

4th Havering 759

5th Dagenham 1003

6th Pitsea 1191