Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Cross Country 2011/12 up and running!

Enjoyed the first cross country of the season on Sunday with a 9th place overall, 1st Vet 40 and part of a winning NYMAC Team.   The course was a long 6.75 miles and after a competitive first two laps the race settled down and I found myself in a reasonable position inside the Top 10.  

NYMAC had a great turnout with 18 male runners and a solitary lady - well done Clare Lowe!  Its always good to catch up with some old faces on the Cross Country circuit and enjoy the banter of the event!

The senior mens event was won by Marc Scott of Richmond and Zetland in 37.08.  

1st Marc Scott (R+Z) 37.08 (1st U20)
2nd Paul Bentley (NYM) 37.53
3rd Dean Moore (NYM) 38.04
4th Daniel Hardy (Shildon) 38.10
5th Shaun O'Grady (NMH) 38.23
6th Alan Piggford (NMH) 38.41
7th James Askew (Aye) 38.53
8th Adam Mitchell (Midd) 39.04
9th Andy Pearson (NYM) 39.18 (1st Vet 40)
10th Richard Hunt (R+Z) 39.33 (vet 40)

Thanks to Dave Aspin of New Marske Harriers for the photos.  

I heard a funny story on the news that someone in the Keilder Marathon had hopped on a bus part way through the event (presumably to drop out!) only to be reinvigorated and decide to rejoin the race and finish 3rd overall (Wonder what he consumed on the bus to revive himself - it must have been good!)   He was only found out when the runner who was third overall complained that he had only been given fourth place!   The guy in question was a local club runner and you can just imagine now the kind of ribbing he will face on the long sunday club runs!

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