Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Southerns XC

A handful of Striders made the trip to Stanmer Park in Brighton for this years’ Southern XC championships. The day started off sunny in Chelmsford then turned grey and cloudy and eventually drizzly which later turned to rain.

Due to injury or illness there were only 4 Strider women who ran their 2 lap, rather hilly, 8000m course in a field of 351; Liz Davies in an excellent 11th in 30.44, Elaine Tribley was next lady strider in 46.05, then Sharon Bannister in 47.52 and finally Sarah Goodwin in 57.36. A tough and testing course but enough for a ladies team ending up in 34th place.

The men’s race was longer at 3 laps and 15000m and by the start the rain had set in. We needed six to score and we didn’t have a full team in the end. In a field of 740 Sam Cornforth was our highest place man in 112th and ran 58.34. Steve Bugden ran 1.20.56 and Jon Byford 1.13.51.

Well done to everyone who ran.Â