Midland Women's XC League (13/02/2016)

Update (15/02/2016) - Ninth overall in Division 1 for the season.

Results (MCAA Site)

Team Results (Season)

Update (14/02/2016) - Initial results indicate team placed 17th overall on the day.


Bob Lynch reports,

With Tipton hovering dangerously close to the bottom of Division One and at least four of the more experienced runners missing, it was a relief to have six Tipton starters. This included Penny who made her now traditional last-minute dash for the (starting) line! She joined Lynne Hill, Jo Acha and youngsters Sian Reynolds, Dani Sedgley and Katie Dolan. It was a cold day and still muddy underfoot so, well done all six for turning out.

The course wound round the Aldersley fields for 6km in total and it was a challenge to try and work out where the runners would pop up next. Anyway, it seemed to be over in a flash with some high-quality athletes from all over the Midlands and beyond battling it out for the leading spots. Unofficial placings for the four Tipton counters were Lynne 32nd, (her best result this season) Katie Dolan 50th (her best result by a long way) Penny in 99th and Dani in 173rd. Jo and Sian were not far behind.

Not sure yet if Tipton has avoided the drop to Division 2 but I think they may have done. If so, it will be with thanks to all six who ran and especially to the youngsters who provided two counters today.

Penny missed the group photo (guess why?) but as normal, she did provide her superb flapjacks after the race. Cheers!