Race Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
The Northern XC relays are a great event held each year in October at our very own Graves Park. This year it was on a fine sunny day with unusually good conditions. All had a really good day. Again a great team effort with all supporting each runner. Also, a big shout to Helen Cain who dragged her children down to the race so that she could complete her leg.
Before announcing the results I need to admit to 2 roles I have played.
MORIARTY – ARCH CRIMINAL
As the organiser I was guilty of 2 criminal acts. Firstly I failed to submit the teams in time for the results. I do have mitigating circumstances but I would need a lawyer to get me out of this one!
Secondly there were 2 runners that had two late entries – Joe Sweetnum-Powell wanted a good workout and Chris Bannister turned up at the start. In both cases I got them straight into a an undeclared team. It’s a shame because both ran really good legs.
SHERLOCK HOLMES – TOP DETECTIVE
I have been able to gather evidence from many places – race results web page, strava, pictures and facebook. From that I can announce the following results
Team Winners Leeds City A – 37.01
Striders Ladies Team A – 26th in time of 46.51
- Poppy Tovey 14.36
- Gillian Burgon 15.58
- Kate Scott 16.17
Striders Ladies Team B 33rd in a 49.59
- Helen Cain 17.44
- Caitlin Robertson 16.18
- Jacqui Herring 15.57
Field of 45 teams
Men’s Team Winners Lincoln Wellington – 42.54
Men’s Team A – 53.40 DISQUALIFIED – WOULD HAVE BEEN 29th
- Ben Jones 12.00
- Matthew Burgon 15.00
- Michael Greer 14.24
- Sam Brown 12.16
Men’s Team B – 57.09 38th WOULD HAVE BEEN 39th
- Chris Lawson 13.25
- Maz Kaczmarczyk 14.18
- Colin Hardy 14.4
- Adam McAuley 14.46
Men’s Team C – 1:02:50 DISQUALIFIED – WOULD HAVE BEEN 49th
- Michael O’Donnell 14.34
- Richard Pegg 16.26
- Andrew Davies 14.46
- Stuart Jones 17.04
Men’s incomplete –
- Joe Sweetnam-Powell 11.19
- Chris Bannister 13.01
Field of 53 teams
Small even more embarrassing observation. If “Moriarty the selector” had actually done his job our top 4 runners would have finished 17th. That shows the level of achievement this club can attain!
Full Results: here