Saturday 17 October 2015
Striders fielded five teams (two men and three ladies) at the Cutlers XC Relays in Graves Park. What started as a inter-university competition grew into a South Yorkshire one, with a upswing in participation. In the last few years the event has also been the Northern Athletics Cross Country Relays, meaning the standard of runners has improved dramatically.
The course was a tough 2-mile loop around the sports pitches and past the playground and farm. Even with dry conditions the hills quickly sapped the legs. Men ran 4 legs per team, the women 3 legs.
The senior races were won by Lincoln Wellington AC (women) in 36:02 and Leeds City AC (men) in 41:42
Due to a delay in processing Adam’s EA registration, the Striders male A team were classed as non-counting (but finished in 26th place).
Ladies’ results (31 complete teams including 2 non-counters)
|Total time (25th place)||52:59|
|Total time (27th place)||56:22|
|Total time (28th place)||57:37|
Men’s results (40 complete teams including 1 non-counter and 1 disqualification)
|Total time (non-counter)||48:02|
|Total time (37th)||60:50|