This league is divided into four divisions and any new clubs joining the league must start in division four. Unfortunately, when the club results are published, they do not separate them out into the different divisions and they are all clumped together. To make matters worse, they do not publish the divisional tables as the season progresses and it is only now that these tables have been compiled. These show that the top of Division Four is as follows:
|Barlick Fell Runners||3||21|
|Liverpool Harriers & AC||2||20|
One thing we have learnt so far is that results can be very unpredictable. Everyone felt that the race at Hyndburn was very tough, which it was, but we came away with 9 points. On the other hand, the team performed well at Liverpool, yet only amassed 4 points. That was down to the fact that it attracted a lot of local clubs, many of whom ran in Division Four. If a lesson is to be learnt from this, it is that we need to turn up at every race, because at the end of the season, they only include your best four races and low scoring races, such as Liverpool, will be ignored and you cannot predict in advance those races where you will score well.
We have made a good start to this league, but the pressure is on us to maintain the momentum.
The next race in the series is on 11 January at Barrow in Furness.