id976-River Relay 13th September 2009 Report

Written by MH   

Matt's coverage of the first club outing of the winter.

Report: 6 stage River Relay- Sunday 13th September 2009

Last Sunday saw the annual 6 stage river relay, which is always an enjoyable first event to begin the cross country season.

The relay in total covers a fairly large distance, starting over near Windsor and finishing in Ham.

Ron Taylor started at Virginia Water and finished his 4.15 mile leg in 24.06, handing over the baton in an impressive second place.

Matt Hyett then took over to run the 5 mile leg from Bishops Gate to Staines. Although I eventually handed over in fourth having lost a couple of positions I was glad not to have got lost like last year!

Bob McDonough then ran the sizeable 7.56 mile 3rd leg from Staines to Walton Bridge, keeping the team in good position by mid-way.

Jon Cook then ran an excellent 3.82 mile leg from Walton Bridge to Hurst Park, his time of 23.12 was the second fastest for that particular leg.

Nicky Atkins then took over, and covered the 5 mile route from Hurst Park to the Hawker Centre in Ham with an impressive run.

James Robertson then ably completed the final 5.45 mile leg with the team finishing overall in a pretty good 9th place out of 29 teams.

Looking forward to doing it again next year.

Matt

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