Mud and spikes were the order of the day at this Sunday’s XC in Bury’s Nowton Park for the 4th fixture of this seasons Suffolk County XC League. 20 Joggers made the trip up the A14 with the men’s team out in force which saw them all finishing well to score points and continue their excellent XC season.
Paul Holley was 5th overall and 1st MV40 in a time of 31:39 to claim first Jogger over the 5½ miles, Vince Coogan made a welcome comeback to the team finishing in 34:45 (16th) and Steve Edwards continues his return to form with a time of 35:59 and 27th overall. Another welcome return was that of Michael Ball who completed in 36:38 and 37th position. Brian Munns and Nick Conway had done a pre-race recce of the course which proved fortuitous as they finished 51st and 53rd in 38:06 and 38:13 respectively.
First lady home and setting a great example as Ladies Captain was Ursula White in 39:27 and 66th position (6th female). Jim Beeton and Jim Withers finished in 70th (39:41) and 85th (41:35) position and Cathryn Starling was next lady for the club in 113th in 44:01 which sets her training on course for her first marathon in April. Completing the mud drenched course for the team were Terry Braverman 130 46:16, Stuart Janes 132 46:44 and Carolynn Anderson 134 47:01 to complete the seniors line up.
The Juniors was a well contested event and Micheal Bartrum showed his stamina and speed to finish 3rd overall putting in a great run beating many older aged entrants. Charlotte Jones was first for the girls in 24th position closely followed by Chloe Beeton in 28th and Charlotte Grass in 37th, all competed very well in their age groups and put in superb performances.