Royal Sutton’s distance runners kicked off the league season with battling performances at muddy and wet Newbold Comyn yesterday. The women ran first, which gave them the worst of the weather, but the best of the mud. The was a great debut for the club by Melissa Woodward who finished 28th. Andrea Deathridge was not far behind in 33rd, whilst Vici Richardson completed the team in 219th. The race was won by GB athlete Jessica Judd. Overall the team was 19th.
The men, who were competing back in Division 1 following their promotion last year, finished in 14th. Well done in particular to Paul Baker and Mike Deasey who were competing in their first XC for the club – a real baptism of fire! Paul ran particularly well to score for our B team. The club results are below:
A team – Nick Corker (27th), Rob Andrew (106th), Simon Corker (128th), Chris Taylor (135th), Paul Terleski (143rd), Tom Chew (153rd)
B team and other counters – Fred Tremblay (162nd), Mark Rickards (164th), Paul Davey (172nd), Russell Simpson (177th), Paul Baker (240th), Matt Stenson (252nd), Paul Jenkins (262nd) and Mike Deasey (266th).
The next match is on 6 December. Let’s have a great turnout!!!