id689-Surrey Ladies CC League D1 M4 Richmond Park February 9th 2008 Report

Written by DB   

Sublime result for the Ladies

Needing to run their socks off(assuming they were wearing them) to retain their Division One status,Debbie Raymond's girls were well equal to the task,beating both of their 'rivals' for the unwanted Div Two prize.

Lead runner,Rachel Burbridge,set the standard,as always, racing into 18th(22.57);Jenny Rice(45th-24.50) gave us real hope;and there was then an almighty scramble for the other 3 scoring places with 4 finishing within 49 secs,which is why teams succeed! Susanne Dietrich(71st-26.15),Emine Ulucay(74th-26.24) & Debbie Raymond(78th-26.43) made the cut,just ahead of Nicky Atkins(82nd-26.54),with Nicki Murphy in 127th(29.31). Although it was close,the team prevailed ahead of Belgrave and Elmbridge who threatened our survival in the top echelon,but only some 50 points over the whole season saved us.

In the final analysis,we were 10th on the day(286pts) and 11th of 15(1243) in the Final Table,ensuring another campaign in the top division in 2009. A splendid effort!

Emine Ulucay took the 3rd place in the Under 20 overall season contest,whilst Mae Thompson(39th U13) was our only other lonely runner on the day.

Full results at - www.ranelagh-harriers.com

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