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Harrier League, Monkton, Saturday, December 15, 2012

Mudman and Mudwoman

It had to happen one day ... medals!

For the first time in a while representatives of Elvet Striders came away with medals at yesterday’s HL fixture in Jarrow. Adam Walker took the gold medal in the U/17 Men’s race and Rachel Terry, in only her third race for the club, took the bronze medal in the senior women’s. WELL DONE ADAM AND RACHEL!!

Such medals are not easily won and both Adam and Rachel put in brave and determined performances on what was a very muddy course. They were backed up by excellent turnouts from their clubmates in both the men’s (16) and women’s (15) senior races which saw some excellent individual performances including ‘a lifetimes best’ by our own Angela Proctor, a strong run and welcome return to the mud by Roz Layton, a solid debut by Michael Terry and a battle royal between James and Tom as they close in on medium pack qualification! But everyone ran their hearts out for the Purple Tide – WELL DONE!

What a day! As I said, the course was muddy but relatively flat and the weather was kind to runners and spectators alike (of which there were many from Striders including Jan, Mike E and his wife, lots of children (Terrys, VDBHs and Waltons) and even two dogs!) The Women’s team had its best result so far this season finishing in 5th place, which pulls us out of the relegation zone (just!), whilst the men finished 6th leaving us in a comfortable mid-table position.

Well the HL doesn’t reconvene until 9th Feb at Wrekenton but before then we have the Northern X/C Championships down in Knowsley on 26th Jan (watch out for entry details v. soon) and then on the 23rd Feb we have the English National X/C Championships at New Herrington, Sunderland and that’s a race you simply have to do!!

Merry Christmas

Some of the men ...

Results

Men
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 MCLEOD, Mark Elswick Harriers 32:33
68 REEVES, Thomas 36:35
74 GARLAND, James 36:47
120 CLAYDON, Matt 37:58
128 HORSLEY, Will *M 38:08
189 WALTON, Graeme 39:18
194 BENNETT, Michael 39:23
220 DAVIS, Geoff 40:08
240 LLOYD, Jerry *M 40:41
268 ROBERTS, Shaun 41:38
281 VAN DER BREMER, Marco 42:08
290 ROBSON, Alister 42:23
293 GOURLAY, Aaron 42:33
322 HOCKIN, Richard 44:09
330 TERRY, Michael 44:44
349 SELBY, David 46:54
378 ROBSON, Dave 50:05

*M Medium pack – 2m30s handicap.
*F Fast pack – 5m handicap.

390 finishers.

... and some of the women.

Women
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 YOUNG, Lorna Heaton Harriers 25:54
3 TERRY, Rachel Bronze medal! 28:54
28 SHENTON, Fiona 30:09
69 LAYTON, Roz 31:34
83 DAVIS, Susan 32:07
91 BRAY, Carolyn 32:25
98 PROCTOR, Angela 32:41
100 HUDSON, Melanie 32:47
117 BULLOCK, Rachel 34:19
119 WALTON, Katy 34:28
122 BRADLEY, Jean 34:37
130 DICK, Barbara 35:19
151 MILLER, Louise 37:20
160 FORD, Jill 40:01
162 JENNINGS, Sue 40:28

*M Medium pack – 2m handicap.

168 finishers.

U17 Men
Pos Name Club Cat Time
1 WALKER, Adam Elvet Striders Gold medal! 24:45

25 finishers.