The English National Cross Country race took place on new ground on Saturday at Donington Park. An unexpected hilly course took many runners by surprise. Mud was sticky as opposed to wet and slushy! Two of our ladies took part in the senior womens race over the 8k course. Jenni Muston finished 155th out of 739 finishers, and Claire Pickersgill finished not far behind time wise in 275th position. David Bishop raced in the senior mens race (12k) finishing 122nd overall out of …wait for it…1730 finishers! The quality of both fields was exceptional!
Sunday saw the Huddersfield 10k and Claire Pickersgill was out again! Claire finished as 8th female and 1st in her age group in a strong, fast time over yet another hilly course! Superb racing!
We know that Tom Linton-Neal won the UTC Duathlon outright on Sunday – more news to follow on this podium!