Cross Country Leagues - Race 1 (09/11/2014)

On Saturday the cross country season kicked off for the senior athletes at the traditional Newbold Comyn venue in Leamington.  Torrential rain on the morning of the race turned the already testing course into a true test of stamnia and agility, with the ditch being ready to trip up any less than sure footed runners.  A few minutes before the women started the rain ceased, and at least we had dry weather for the afternoons racing.  Five ladies toed the line, Sue Street, Sally Walker, Sophie Lynch, Amie Fithern and Penny Barber.  The race was won by 2012 World Junior Cross Country Champion, Jessica Judd, competing for Loughborogh University. RESULTS


In the men's race 16 runners turned out, with a number of the squad making their debuts in the senior league, having moved up from the junior age groups this year.  Overall the men finished in fifth place.  RESULTS