Race Date: Sunday 14th October 2018
Last year I ran 50.4 miles round Rotherham on a beautiful Autumnal day for my birthday treat. This year I decided to do 10% of that and opted for the XC race, again in Rotherham, for a birthday treat. For my 50th next year, I think I’ll need to be more adventurous than Rotherham though.
In true XC style, the heavens had opened and we were all rewarded with true XC weather and conditions as the course got gradually more churned up and the different age ranges ran their individual races. Also in true XC style, we still don’t have gender equality so the ladies race was shorter than the men’s race, (5k compared to 8k) and they went off first.
I’m not 100% sure what happened with the ladies race but there was a bit of a cock up somewhere and I think some of the leaders were sent out on an extra lap when they should have been finishing. Whatever happened, the ladies results will not stand for the league championship. However, the results state that Lauren Stoddart of HH was the winner in 17.38.
|7||Fran Roberts||F Sen||18.49|
|11||Fran Cummins||F Sen||19.14|
|14||Nicola Galley||F Sen||19.23|
|109||Naomi Rabin||F Sen||25.29|
The men’s 8k race was won by Jonathan Shields of City of Sheffield AC in 24.30.
|25||Sam Brown||M Sen||28.07|
|29||Thomas King||M Sen||28.29|
|35||Hal Roberts||M Sen||28.46|
|47||Alasdair Menmuir||M Sen||29.27|
|57||Chris Matthews||M Sen||29.58|
|109||Simeon Cotterell||M Sen||32.52|
|110||John Kilcoyne||M Sen||32.54|
|140||James Smith||M Sen||34.39|
|157||Adam Close||M Sen||36.08|
Full Results: here