Walden Tri move up a gear

PUBLISHED: 13:20 21 December 2010

Louise Rolfe

Louise Rolfe

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WALDEN TRI'S Club Cross Country running team travelled to Tewin, near Welwyn, to compete in the third race of the five-race winter series last Sunday.

Sarah Brown

Around 300 runners took part in the race of around 5.8 miles of hills and mud, in classic winter cross country conditions.

Excellent debut performances from George Alexander, Gavin Long and Phil Doel saw them all as scorers for the team, while Sam Pedersen in 4th and Jack Peasgood in 7th helped to ensure that the men put in their best ever team performance.

On the day this gave them a third placing but moved them up to second overall in the series.

The ladies also gave an outstanding account of themselves. Fiona Halls in 4th (1st in the W35 category) and Louise Rolfe in 5th lead home the ladies team that also saw excellent performances from Sarah Brown in 15th, Teresa Peasgood in 21st and Carole Anastasi in 22nd.

Paul Neaves and George Alexander

The Ladies team now lie third overall in the series but are level on points with the team currently in second and only two points behind the leading team.

In a league made up of 18 established clubs from places like Watford, East London, Cambridge, Broxbourne and St Albans, it is a superb performance by the WaldenTri teams to be so competitive in only their second season of cross country.

The team now look forward to the next race which is at Watford on January 16.

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