Our Senior men’s and women’s teams were out competing at Crypt School in Gloucester last Saturday.

Roy Humperson reporting on the women race:

Katie Ingle in 31st place, her 1st race for close to a year, great return Katie..
Helen Elsoueidi in 137th as reliable  as ever in her 1st season with the club.Mudrunner - Katie Ingle 7.2.15
Rachel Thebridge 172nd her 1st ever XC race in her life !
Emily Campion 175th her 2nd great run for the XC team.

There were 281 finishers
So thanks to those that ran a great effort, the next league race is February 13th  at Wolverhampton, so lets make sure we have a team out for this local race.

Results of the ladies race will be posted here soon.

RSCAC Men made a hard push for promotion, in the penultimate race of the season, by achieving 2nd place on the day, at Gloucester on Saturday.

With the recent onslaught of rain and with temperatures getting close to freezing levels, the course was always going to be very challenging for all participants, although it was shorter and flatter than in previous races.

The team managed to place 3 runners in the top 20 for the first time this season.

Shaun Evans and Olli Harradence leading the way
Shaun Evans and Ollie Harradence leading the charge.

Shaun Evans gained victory for the first time in the Senior Men’s league, following on from his win at the U20M Cross Country County Championships last week.

Ollie Harradence finished strongly in 9th, and Tom Chew a great 17th. Both also sit in the Top 20 scorers overall in the league after 3 races.

Closing the march for “Team A” was the always improving Jerome Austin (36), Dave Long (59) and Steve Marklew (82).

All other runners managed to get vital points over our closest rivals, with Simon Corker (110), Chris Taylor returning to good form (119), Jon Higgins (129), Paul Terleski (135), Russell Simpson in a sliding performance (141), Fred Tremblay (144), Steve Semple (155), John Fletcher (177), Simon Hall (190), Matthew Powel  (200), Paul Jenkins (203), Matthew Stenson (205), John Alcock (219).

All results from the race are here.

The team now stands in 4th place after 3 races, 39 points away from 3rd spot synonymous with promotion.


The team 'after' the race
The team ‘after’ the race

For the men’s team, the last race is at the same location on the 13th Feb, and promises to be a great fight.

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