Staffs Cross Country Championships (10/01/2016)

A great day out at the first championship race of the year, hosted by Tipton in nearby Sandwell Valley Country Park.  Pick of the bunch was Tom Bentley who took gold in the Under 13 Boys - 18 seconds clear of the second placed runner.  Backed up by Haydyn Waton and Lynden Hunt they also secured second place in the team race.

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The Senior ladies finished third team, led by Amie Fithern who also finished third in the individual ladies race.  The remaining counters being Sophie Lynch, Lynne Hill and Sue Street.  The Masters gained silver medals, the counting 4 being Lynne Hill, Sally Walker, Penny Barber and Jo Acha.

In the men's race, Ben Gamble finished second followed by Gareth Griffiths in sixth overall, second under 20. Harvey Maguire, Tom Holden, Zab Hassan and Paul Rogers made the counting 6 for second in the senior men's team race.  In the Masters team race Paul Rogers, Dean Hill, Gary Whitehouse, Andy Williams, Alan Grice and John Strougler.


Photos by Bryan Dale