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Congratulations to Faye Baddeley who was the 1st female in the 12K race at today's Stowe Winter Trail Run #1. The results are at resultsbase.net/event/5093/results?round=11767 Beat off your local runners by minutes!! ...
Saturday 11th January
Chiltern Cross Country – Keysoe (Bedford)
Saturday was the 4th meet of the Cross Country season held at Keysoe Equestrain Centre, Bedford. This venue is home to the famous water crossing, which makes for some great racing and entertainment for the spectators, with runners having to dodge the Shark and Killer Whale (both inflatable!).
The heavy rain over the previous couple of days made the course very muddy, much more so than previous years; this combined with very strong winds made for some tough racing, which was evident in slower times for those having raced this course before.
We had another fantastic turnout with 9 Men and 7 Ladies, this is the highest number of runners we’ve had for this venue, so many thanks from the captains for your commitment making the journey for the race.
The ladies set off, while the men and other spectators gathered around the water crossing, secretly hoping someone would take a tumble, unfortunately, this wasn’t the case! The ladies all put in great efforts in tough conditions, with Faye our first Lady home, second back was Sarah Green, closely followed by Emma Pughe, Steph Cook, Anne Sprinz, Felicity Hindle and Sue Fallon. The ladies team finished a fantastic 2nd place in the Senior Woman category and 3rd overall on the day.
We had another full turn-out for the mens team, with 9 competing; this is a massive increase on last year, when we had only 3 men racing. The ladies were now ready to watch men at the water crossing, again hoping for a tumble, it was reported than 2 men did have a swim, fortunately, not any our sure-footed Thame Runners. Oliver Newell led the men home followed by Charlie Pughe, Mark Emmett, Duncan Green, John Stembridge, Adrian Parry, Berwyn Pritchard-Jones, Darren Readman and Rick Smith. The men’s team finished a strong 7th place in the Senior Men Category and 7th Overall on the day.
Thame Runners finished 7th place overall on the day and now sit 10th overall after 4 races.
Full results can be found here: www.chilternccl.co.uk/cl2019m42.htm
Thank you from the captains to everyone who made the trip to Keysoe, we know it’s a long day out, so your commitment and support really is appreciated! The post-race debrief and drinks were enjoyed by the majority of the team.
The final race of the season will be held on Saturday 8th February at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes, I hope as many of you can come as possible for a strong finish to the season! ...