June 20 2013 Latest news:
Monday, January 21, 2013
WALDENTRI Club’s cross country running team had some excellent results in the penultimate event of the five-race series at Royston on Sunday.
The race was held in freezing conditions on an extremely challenging course, but the club had it’s best turn-out of the season so far with 27 of it’s athlete’s amongst the strong field of 330 race starters. The course was five-and-a-half miles of hills, mud, then more mud and even bigger hills.
The club had two runners in top-10 positions in the early stages when Andy Mynott, at that stage in 6th position and rapidly closing down the five in front of him, twisted an ankle and had to drop out. This was a big blow to him and the teamy.
Craig Dyce hung on though to come home 1st for the club, 9th overall, and 2nd in his age group in 33:59. Next home was Pete Thompson, 24th overall, and 3rd in his age group in 36:12.
WaldenTRI’s ladies put on an excellent show. They were lead home by Fiona Halls who finished in 9th position, 2nd in her age group in 41:13. Next was Louise Rolfe, 14th in 41:53, who in turn was rapidly followed by Stef Godfrey, 16th overall and 3rd in her age group, in 42:34.
The very next lady home was another WaldenTri athlete, Jess Hudson, 17th overall and 6th in her age group.
These results gave the Ladies Open Age team 2nd place on the day, with the Ladies Over-35 team taking top-spot.
Out of the 17 teams in the league the Men’s Open Age team came 5th on the day, with the Over-40’s team placing 3rd.
The series reaches its climax with the final race to be held at Watford on Februray 17.