The senior men put in a solid performance to finish 4th in the latest league match at Wyken Croft Park. The result moves the club up to second in the league with one match remaining. The B team again had a great day winning the B team race – the points score would have been sufficient to place them 12th out of 18 teams in the overall race. With 19 runners competing it shows the great strength in depth of the squad.
Ollie Harradence was the first runner home finishing in 6th place. Other standout performances came from Paul Davey and Tom Chew, who both recorded their best finishes for the club. The results are available on the Birmingham XC website, whilst the individual placings are below:
- A team – Ollie Harradence (6th) Nick Corker (10th), Fred Tremblay (42nd), Paul Davey (44th), Simon Corker (48th) and Rob Andrew (49th)
- B team – Tom Chew (50th), Chris Taylor (54th), Colin McAuley (69th), Steve Marklew (90th), John Fletcher (104th) and Vikram Balachandar (105th).
- C team – Russell Simpson (114th), Dave Liddall (130th), Subodh Dave (162nd), Simon Ralph (191st), Matt Stenson (194th) and Paul Jenkins (211th).
It was also Vikram’s last race for the club for some time as he moves to Brussels at the start of February. Vikram has been an important member of the XC and Athletics team over the last couple of years, travelling up from London to compete – we wish him all the best!
The next race is at Coundon Park, Coventry on 8 February. Let’s have another great turnout.