Written by DR
SLL update from Debbie
Race 3 Cross Country report by Debbie Raymond
Our third race was on Mitcham Common last Saturday. A bitterly cold day but at least it wasn’t raining. The course was mostly flat with the same hill climbed over and again on different routes. The ladies did an 8.4k 3-lap course while the u17/u15 did 4.1k and the u13s 1 2.8k lap.
Our ladies team has reduced in numbers slowly throughout the season but I was pleased that we did finally have the team of 5 with 10mins to spare! We should have had a complete u13 team too but sadly traffic was never going to allow Darcy Bourne to get there in time from a netball tournament in Reading!
First K&P lady home was myself in 41.22 (30th) and I have to admit I did really enjoy this race! Second back was Nicky Atkins in 43.52 (49th) closely followed by Rachel Brookes 44.05 (54th), still recovering from pregnancy and spraining an ankle from treading on a hockey ball. Liz Richardson, also post-pregnancy and with that bad cough going around, managed 73rd in 46.09 with Avelline Deighton next 3 seconds later. No injuries at this meeting . 164 division 2 runners ran and our team still hold on to 8th position.
Phoebe Law has to be our star of the day by WINNING the race in 15.28 while Layla Thompson finished 5th in 16.48. 13 ran in total and we are still in bronze medal position.
Some strong runners from K&P here. Mollie O’Sullivan was first back in 11.56(8th) while Rebecca Keddie was 17th in 12.25 and Mica Powell, in her first SLL cross country race finished 23rd in 13.07 of 46 runners. The team currently lies in 4th place.
Thanks to all those who ran, to Caroline Jeffcote for coming to support although injured, and Mike too with both taking some good shots on their cameras. Thanks also to Dave Barrington for his support too and being our official for the day.
Next race is on 9th February at Denbies Vineyard, Dorking. Bring your supporters. There’s a great cafe selling warming food and drinks.
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