Bring on the Mud! – 1st Cross-Country of the Season

On Saturday 9th November the men’s and ladies had their 1st cross country fixture of the Birmingham and Midland league respectively.


The race was originally cancelled on Wednesday, only to be found a venue on Thursday c.22:00! So the men were at Coventry sharing the division 3 venue, but this meant the gents were on at 11:30!

14 men completed in what only be described as “boggy” at coundon park, there were puddles and arm-bands required at some points!

1st through was Mo in 7th, “Kiwi” Matt 27th, Birthday boy Jo  43rd, Scott H 59th, Andy Boon 113th and completing the A team was Clarky in 119th.

The A team were 7th

The B team was lead out by Tom B 140th, Jason 154th, Peggy 166th Martin Wilde 168th, Simon Clarke 211 and Rob Richardson 215th completing the B team who were 10th B team

Stuart Craig 216th and Martin Slevin 247th completed the Godiva runners

As the men had a change of venue and time, this allowed many of the gents to stick around and cheer on the ladies!!! (A wonderful change which I would like to see more of).


After the gents had made the ground muddy on top of boggy, the ladies were next up!

1st through the line was Issy in 15th, next was Myshola 16th, Kidst 27th and completing the team was Penny Oliver in 29th.

Sally B was 40th, Jane mumford 90th and Nicky Watts 127th

The team results are not available yet, and we’re not expecting them until mid-week. But our guess is that the ladies were 3rd/4th team and should be in the promotion space!

A special mention to debutantes Martin Wilde, Kdist and Nicky! Welcome to cross country, the next one is December 7th!