Senior Cross Country Leagues (12/01/2013)

It was Tipton's turn to play host for the seniors cross country league races, held at Sandwell Valley Country Park.  A testing course layed out by Mike Buntin and his team was made harder due to the wet conditions underfoot, but the snow, threatened in weather forcasts failed to materialise.

 Just three Tipton ladies out today. New lass Claire, Sue Davies and Sophie made it to the start line with lots of regulars out with injuries etc. The three had to contend with what looked like a very large field of runners and extremely soggy ground.  Of course the hilly SVP course is never easy but it is our home ground. So we know what to expect!

Fortunately all three ladies made it round and we are still in the rankings.

A stunning debut for Claire who came in 2nd  – she’s a real talent and well done her! In fact, she wasn’t far off winning. Hopefully next race…….

Sophie came in 37th (special trip back from Cardiff just for the race) and Sue 72nd.  Sue is incredibly reliable and without her, the team would be out of the competition.  

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Final race will be 9 February at Cheltenham. So, ladies, we’re looking for a really good Tipton turnout please.