Well done everyone on a damp and cold day. I’ve added the cross country results and updated tables to the downloads section and they will appear on the noticeboard tomorrow. Since Richard has suggested he’ll write something later in the week, I’ll leave a race report to the captains – feel free to add it in here, or post your own.
Well done to all on a successful season. The ladies’ A team has never had the best 5 runners in action at the same time, but then some time ago they were imprisoned for a crime they didn’t commit and are only available for action if you can find them. It’s therefore no surprise that lots of different people have contributed, with the team finishing 6th in their division. The B team were 19th, ahead of 2 A teams, and the C team was ahead of 8 other teams despite not always having a team at all, let alone a full one.
The men’s team took promotion from the 4th division in some style, and we should enjoy the achievement whilst recognising that we will find the going harder in division 3. I’ve run in 6 cross country seasons now – Div 3,4,3,2,3 and 4 again – maybe next year will be the first without promotion or relegation?
It’s also interesting to point out, as Steve has in the forum, that we are vet heavy. Especially the ladies, for whom 9/10 in the final race were of vet status, though that does hit you earlier. For the men, we had 14/20, and 6/10 of the scoring team. If you see any youngsters running around the roads (or, perhaps, fields) of Surbiton, send them over to the club. And Michael Stone deserves great credit for forming our youth team in the final race.
As you can see from the top 10s listed below, there have been a few changes amongst the leaders. These will not be the last changes, but for now Jack and I are joined by Rob in the past the post standings, but chairman Joe has a race in hand to take 3rd. Jack has an unbeatable lead. In the ladies’, enforced inaction for Katherine has let Libby swipe the lead but again, Katherine has a race in hand. Zoe Ashcroft is in 3rd, and these three will divide the prize money. In the age-graded tables, I have taken the lead but Rob still has a relatively poor score to replace – in football terms, I’ve put the points on the board, he has the games in hand, while Jack will take the last prize spot. In the ladies’, Katherine is still in the lead despite having a race to go, while Libby has a total on the board for Zoe to aim at with her race in hand. Again, those three will divide up prize money.
Results from the day
|Women||Past the Post||Age Graded|
|Men||Past the Post||Age Graded|
Grand Prix standings – top 10
The worst score listed is the ‘next worst’ – so does not include the already discounted score for anyone who has run all 10 races.
|Past the post|
|Name||Total||Races||Worst score||Name||Total||Races||Worst score|
|Jack Holland||173||10||16||Libby Marchant||165||9||17|
|John Matthews||167||9||17||Katherine Wilson||160||8||20|
|Rob Hinton||131||9||11||Zoe Ashcroft||147||8||16|
|Joe Chang||120||8||7||Andrea Bennett||128||10||14|
|Richard Goulder||84||7||10||Natalie Coghlan||103||6||16|
|Luke McDonagh||73||4||17||Jo Deeks||80||5||15|
|Steve Watkins||73||5||13||Maria Cenalmor||74||6||9|
|Kevin Parker||72||5||9||Sue Garnish||71||5||12|
|Alasdair Reisner||72||6||9||Linda Grossman||59||4||13|
|Chris Coghlan||62||4||15||Ann Bath||52||4||10|
|John Matthews||165||9||17||Katherine Wilson||158||8||19|
|Rob Hinton||161||9||14||Libby Marchant||154||9||15|
|Jack Holland||155||10||14||Zoe Ashcroft||142||8||15|
|Joe Chang||104||8||3||Andrea Bennett||134||10||14|
|Richard Goulder||89||7||9||Natalie Coghlan||91||6||12|
|David Pimm||74||4||17||Ann Bath||78||4||19|
|Luke McDonagh||62||4||14||Maria Cenalmor||75||6||8|
|Steven Ramek||61||4||14||Jo Deeks||73||5||13|
|Kevin Parker||61||5||4||Sue Garnish||68||5||11|
|Steve Watkins||72||5||11||Linda Grossman||51||4||9|