TWH XC Champs, Hargate Forest – Report & Results

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On the morning of Saturday 26th March, we held the postponed TWH Club XC Champs in Hargate Forest, the last event of a very active 2021-22 XC season.  A week of sunny weather and unseasonably mild temperatures meant that there was not as much mud as in some years, but there was still enough to provide a challenge ;-).
Dillon Hobbs charged out of the start and maintained a significant lead throughout the race to win overall.  Cathy Gill, having decided that it was about time she won something, put in a strong performance to finish as first woman.
Special mention to Simon Howden who turned up on his birthday but unfortunately had to pull out after the first lap.  Also well done to Carol for making it to the finish and who, had we handicapped the race based on the amount of alcohol consumed the previous night, would have been the clear winner!!
Many thanks to Andy Howey for sorting out all the organisation, including setting the course and doing the timing.
1st Man — Dillon Hobbs
1st Woman — Cathy Gill
F35 — Sonja King
F45 — Jillian Holford
M40 — James Sarre
M50 — Martin Hobbs
There were no F55, M60 or M70 runners so these trophies will not be awarded.
Pos Name Class Time  
1 Dillon HOBBS MSen 35:02 1st Man
2 James SARRE M40 38:30 1st M40
3 Mike STADDON MSen 38:45  
4 Cathy GILL FSen 41:28 1st Woman
5 Alex BLACKALL MSen 42:32  
6 Martin HOBBS M50 43:38 1st M50
7 George HARRIS M40 43:49  
8 Jillian HOLFORD F45 44:48 1st F45
9 Andy JOAD M50 44:53  
10 Chris WALMSLEY M50 45:24  
11 Hayden THIRKELL MSen 45:56  
12 Terry EVEREST M40 46:25  
13 Rob WINTER M40 46:42  
14 Alan COLLARD M50 46:56  
15 Mike RUSSELL M50 49:39  
16 Neil SIMMONDS M50 50:10  
17 Matt NEWMAN M40 53:17  
18 Sonja KING F35 57:19 1st F35
19 Carol TSANG F45 61:56  
  Simon HOWDEN (DNF – completed 1 lap)
Photos from this morning can be found in the gallery on the club website as well as in the Facebook group.
The cross country season has now drawn to a close. We are putting together a season review which we will circulate to the club soon.  In the meantime, enjoy your road racing and we look forward to starting again in October.
Simon & Jillian
TWH XC Captains