Well, what a day out for our ladies. Despite Leanne Dinsdale having to drop out at the last minute with injury and Victoria Peel picking up an injury during the race, the team did really well, finishing 5th team overall with three runners finishing in the top twenty. Victoria incurred a back injury during the race and whilst many a lesser runner would have dropped out, Victoria battled on to the end, determined to get a finishing place, despite the pain that she was suffering.
In the vet's category, the first two teams were way ahead of the rest of the field, with Blackburn just shading it over Barlick by three points with the Barlick team members getting silver medals.
In addition to the silver vet team medals, there were several individual medals, as follows:
Gold: Sarah Jarvis - 1st LV40
Silver: Lorraine Slater - 2nd LV45
Bronze: Rachel Villiers - 3rd LV35
Bronze: Paula Cullen 3rd LV40
They finished as follows:
12 Sarah Jarvis 27:21 1st V40
17 Lorraine Slater 28:31 2nd LV45
19 Rachel Villiers 28:49 3rd LV35
27 Paula Cullen 30:45 3rd LV40
42 Victoria Peel 33:22
Chris Smale led the Barlickers home and in so doing earned himself a silver medal as 2nd V50. Second home for Barlick was James Austin, with Scott McCredie shorly behind.
Silver: Chris Smale 2nd V50
55 Chris Smale 37:40 2nd V50
100 James Austin 41:34
121 Scott McCredie 43:49