Birmingham League XC Nov 7th

A team of seven went to Leamington for the Birmingham League XC race.

Steve Ratcliffe flew round in 16th place. Jamie Pringle finished well in 24th. Tim Twentyman was 44th. Tom Clowes did well to finish 79th in his first experience of such tough cross country conditions. Mark Cooper was 5th counter, doing well to stay on his feet without the benefit of spikes. One reflection of the conditions was Neil Gerrity having to stop three times to put a shoe back on, after the mud pulled them off. Neil was consequently a bit below par, but still 6th counter. Nigel Symms was the insurance against disaster, as seventh finisher.

The main objective, staying out of the relegation zone, was achieved, not too comfortably. We beat Trentham, which is always a bonus. We need a few more runners really, there’s always going to be a week when someone gets injured or ill at the last minute. More volunteers please.

Leamington Results

1639:08Stephen Ratcliffe
2439:45Jamie Pringle
4441:13Tim Twentyman
7943:00Tom Clowes
17049:00Mark Cooper
22255:14Neil Gerrity
23262:17Nigel Symms

2Tamworth AC181
3Knowle & Dorridge RC182
4Leamington C & AC190
8C.L.C. Striders282
9Stratford upon Avon AC317
10Amazing Feet422
11Massey Ferguson RC475
12Gloucester AC495
13Newcastle (Staffs) AC555
14Trentham RC587
15Black Pear Joggers617
16Dudley& Stourbridge690
17West Bromwich Harriers1103