Sunday, 19 November 2017

Lincolnshire Runner XC League Match 3 Bourne Woods

Helen's first X/C since 2010
Gav acknowledges the crowd

A sunny but cold Bourne Woods was the venue for round three of the Lincolnshire Runner Cross Country  League last Sunday. This woodland course is pretty much stony trails with a covering of damp leaves more suited to trail shoes than full cross country spikes. For the second time this year GRC has a full men’s team out meaning they are still on course to have it counting in the final standings with the last race in December. 

First home for the club in the men’s race was Matt Williamson in 39:34 despite an 11½ mile tempo run the previous day sandwiched round the Belton parkrun. Next in was Gav Meadows (41:25) taking it easy due to a heavy training session earlier in the week with the third man to count Chris Toon (45:46) just managing to hold off GAC’s Mark Tucker in a sprint finish. He was followed by long distance specialist Andrew MacAllister (48:52) and Marc Tremain in 51:54
GRC has two ladies teams
Justyna first back for B team

For the first time this year we were able to field an A and a B team in the ladies 6,000m race with seven runners taking part. First home was Catherine Payne in 30:22, her first outing in three seasons, second back was team captain Sarah High in 33:54 and completing the A team was Helen Brown (35:14) taking part in her first X/C race since 2010. This gave our team the best result of the season moving them up to fifth in the table.
Justyna Gill (38:46) led the B team followed by Belinda Baker (46:09) with Julia Hallam (49:39) just edging out Claire Fritz (49:40) for the final place.

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