KENT VETERANS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS
Saturday 3th December 2016
14 Harriers ventured up to Dartford for a new course set out near the track and park that we know well from the Dartford half marathon. The course was pretty much bone dry despite recent weather, with a few laps around football pitches interspersed with some forest trails, that made it quite easy for spectators to cheer on at multiple points each lap. The weather was kind at first, with some brilliant sunshine, though sadly cloud cover and a few blustery winds brought back normal conditions for this time of year. Our new tent was most welcome as a changing area.
The vets consists of 3 races, Men 50-59 (9k), W35+ and M60+ (5k), with the last race reserved for Men 40-49 (9k). Sadly, we weren’t able to put out teams for many of the competitions, despite a good number of entries for the event. Furthermore, we lost our two front running M50’s within the first couple of km with calf injuries. Given this, I must still congratulate the ladies W35 on a well-fought 5th place and Simon Howden on pushing himself to the limit!
We normally excel at this event with the great selection of veterans we have in the club, don’t be afraid to come try XC out and appreciate the camaraderie of a team event.
|M40 (4 to score)|
|36||431||Simon Howden (M45)||TWH||35:36|
|M50 – 12th Team (3 to score)|
|44||101||Stephen Austin (M55)||TWH||38:40|
|M60 (3 to score)|
|1||174||David Moorekite (M75)||LARK||22:29|
|12||179||Bryon Taylor (M75)||TWH||36:28|
|W35 – 5th Team (3 to score)|
|1||202||Hazel Behagg (W40)||DRR||17:08|
|10||240||Pru Clements (W40)||TWH||19:15|
|29||243||Lesley Mercer (W40)||TWH||22:31|
|34||244||Carol Tsang (W40)||TWH||23:13|