Farringdon XC Relays BRC XC Comp Race 1)

[Sat 13th Sep]

 

The 2014\2015 cross country season got off to a flying start on Saturday 13th September at Farringdon, Sunderland. This was also the first counting event of BRCís new cross country competition. Unlike the conditions youíd normally expect for a cross country race, Saturdayís weather was hot and sunny and the ground conditions were firm. The course was in top condition with well mown paths, plus many twists and turns and undulations and a tricky water filled ditch to negotiate.

There was a good turn-out in the junior ranks, with the highlight from the junior races being Josh Fiddaman who won the U13 race. The senior numbers were boosted by the return of Jake Jansen from his exploits in America plus Sam Dodd who completed his first XC race.

The senior males run the 1.8 mile course as a 4 man relay and the ladies run the same course as a single race. For the XC competition, the fastest leg time will receive max points with the points award descending down to the final BRC finisher. All finishers will also receive the obligatory 3 points for making the effort to turn up.

 

Menís Competition

 

Pos

Name

Team:Leg

Time

Points **

1

Jake Jansen

A:4

10.00

13

2

Joseph Dungworth

A:3

10.18

12

3

Sam Dodd

A:1

10.42

11

4

Graeme Stewart

A:2

10.45

10

5

Steven French

B:1

11.29

9

6

Martin Scott *

B:4

11.38

8

7

Mark Nicholson

B:2

12.01

7

8

Dave Bradley

B:3

12.19

6

9

Ralph Dickinson

C:1

14.02

5

10

Simon Sellars

C:2

18.10

4

 

* ††Indicates the currently highest placed veteran (outside the top 3).

** 5 points minimum award for 1st place.

New runners will be added to the league after running their first eligible race.

 

Ladies Competition

 

Pos

Name

Team:Leg

Time

Points **

1

Heather Christopher

N/A

12.36

8

2

Louise Coultard

N/A

16.00

7

3

Leanne Davies

N/A

16.38

6

4

Anne Craddock *

N/A

16.44

5

 

The next cross country race of the season is our own NEHL fixture at Cramlington on 11th October 2014. Note: this race is not included in the XC competition. Please contact Ralph to be included in the entries for the NEHL or if you are able to help out in any way with marshalling etc.

The next race for the XC competition is the Sherman Cup at Temple Park, South Shields. This race will take place on Saturday 25th Oct 2014 and will be a mass start race (with handicaps applied for the XC competition).