The Men's Team Smashed It.
The men's team are in division two, but on the day yesterday, they beat the men's teams from all divisions and not only did they do this, but they did it by a huge margin. It would be quite unfair to pick out any one individual from the men's team as this was done by a good team effort. All our runners finished in the top twenty three which demonstrates that we have strength in depth.
Not only that, but our B team also had a cracking performance, finishing 8th overall. Again, a good all round team performance. This puts the A team firmly at the top of division two and the B team at the top of division four.
Quite unbelievably, the V40 team also did well, finishing 5th out of all three divisions. However, they were beaten by Preston, who are also in Division Two, but this still leaves them, albeit after only one race, in a promotion place.
The ladies team also put in a cracking team performance, finishing 3rd overall. They were however, narrowly edged out by the Trawden ladies, who are also in division three, but again, this still leaves them in a promotion position. Like their male counterparts, the ladies B team also put in a good team performance, finishing 8th out of all divisions. Do not be fooled by Heather Driver's finishing time, as due to a mix up, she was one of those who had to form an orderly queue to finish, to allow the men's race to start. This probably added 2 minutes to her time.
The day also saw a new phase in the development of the club. For the first time, we had junior runners out in this competition and they not only put on a good show, but many stopped around and cheered on our senior runners which helped to create a great atmosphere. For many of them, this was there first taste of racing and they will have learned a lot from their experience. Pictures of some our youngsters are above.
All in all, this was a good opening day for the new cross country season.