ERRA Road Relays (09/10/2016)

Bob Lynch reports on the ladies,

It was very busy in Sutton Park this afternoon with both junior and senior events being run on the same day. All the same, everyone seemed to get to the start line OK and the queues for the loos weren't too horrendous. Good weather too and although the rain threatened, it didn't come to anything whilst the race was on. There were 7 Tipton ladies there today making one complete "A" team and one three-quarter strong "B" team. The "A" team came 34th overall which was better by one place than last year. So well done the team!

For the A team, Sue Davies took first leg and came in with her best Sutton time to date at 16.40. The ever reliable Lynne Hill took over and clawed back 8 places, finishing in 16.44. Third to run was recently-married team captain Amie Williams who gained another 10 places and clocked the best Tipton time of 16.11. Finally, Dani Sedgley bravely held on to 34th place with a pleasing time of 18.37. We thank Dani for coming back specially from Uni for this race.

The B team was Jo Acha, Sophie Lynch and new member Katie Briggs. This was Jo and Katie's first go at the Sutton course and as we know, it ain't easy! Jo managed 20.14 which was creditable and promising for the future. Katie had a marathon in her legs from last weekend but still managed 20.56 which came as a pleasant surprise (she'd been expecting 22mins plus). Sophie was way below her best and not very well but still got 20.46.  Hopefully we'll have two complete teams next time.