National XC Wollaton Park, Nottingham result

Race Date: Saturday 25th February 2017

One thing that’s always guaranteed is MUD! Lots and lots of oozy, gooey, dirty mud. This year didn’t disappoint. After the brand new Striders tent had been erected, we all admired the state of the youngsters as they were coming in from their races. Blimey, they were covered, some head to foot. Obviously the opportunity for a few face plants were available – just a shame Andy Wuff hadn’t joined us for this one.

The weather was a bit chilly to say the least but that did not deter the purely athletic Mr Pegg from munching on a pre race ice cream. I was more tempted by the Pot Noodles in the refreshment tent but I thought better of it.

The women’s race came first and the Striders just managed to scrape enough women together to make a team. Well done ladies for making the effort. The rain decided to make a brief but significant appearance during the ladies race but they were well supported by the men huddled inside the tent, keeping ‘warm’.

The 8km  women’s race had 788 runners, making up 93 teams. The race was won by Jessica Judd of Chelmsford AC in 29.07.

Striders Results:

Pos Name Cat Time
617 Carol Beattie F 46.03
630 Angela Jackson F 46.42
696 Naomi Rabin F 48.58
697 Magda Boo F 49.07

The ladies team came a very creditable 91st place. Well done ladies.

The men’s race was a 12km race, 1763 runners, with a bizarre extra small lap, medium lap, large lap and extra large lap. I think they were trying to cram as many muddy water crossings in as possible. The course was very runable that being said but there were some really ‘interesting’ parts to it that led to us all being very dirty by the end of it. However, we all enjoyed it immensely.

The men’s race was won by Ben Connor of Derby AC in 39.35. Well done to all participating Striders. Great fun was had.

Striders Results:

Pos Name Cat Time
456 James Rose M 48.28
503 Adam Taylor M 49.04
644 Ben Jones M 50.54
818 Doug Banks M 52.51
854 Alasdair Menmuir M 53.19
878 John Kilcoyne M 53.34
1024 Kev Sibley M 55.28
1217 Andy Buck M 58.30
1226 Ian Stinson M 58.35
1270 Steve Clarke M 59.15
1290 Nick Burns M 59.39
1327 Tom Childs M 1.00.16
1329 Mick Wall M 1.00.17
1363 Dave Ansell M 1.00.49
1419 Martin Greenaugh M 1.01.36
1464 James Grinham M 1.02.54
1489 Stuart Jones M 1.03.32
1548 Trevor Burton M 1.05.07
1564 Richard Pegg M 1.05.38
1732 Tom McCart M 1.16.35
1750 Terry Armstrong M 1.19.41

There was 2 different team competitions for the men, the 6 scoring and the 9 scoring.

We came 65 out of 131 in the 6 scoring and 37 out of 60 in the 9 scoring, so I think we were all pretty pleased with that.

Full results can be found here

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