Midland Women's XC League (15/01/2017)

We were back at Aldersley after the Staffs Champs last weekend but a quite different 6km course and much muddier! No rain but rather cold. Tipton had six runners out being a not very well Penny, Sophie, Lynne, Sue Davies, Jo Acha and debutante Amy Hadley. The Senior ladies were defending a pleasing fourth position after two races and the Veteran ladies an even better equal first.

It was one small lap plus two larger ones and well laid out for spectators to run round and see the runners in several places. From the start Lynne was mixing it with the leaders. She ran the whole race at a great pace for 16th place in 24.12. The transformed Sue Davies wasn't far behind in 25th place clocking 24.40. An improving Sophie (48th) ran a solid race and with a storming finish took a few near the line in 26.32. Penny, having been told mid-race that she was fourth Tipton counter (quite a shock she said later), bravely held on and finished not far behind Sophie in 52,  26.49. Then there was Amy doing her first ever cross country race and smiling all the way round. She seemed to enjoy it despite the mud and finished in 29.11. Jo came in at 31.24, position 102 and was third Tipton Veterans counter behind Lynne and Penny. We may well have held on to the pre-race team places - update when the team results are out.


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Next and final race 11 Feb Warwick Uinversity.