7 Jan 2017 – County XC Championships

A small group of Stilton Striders travelled to Burbage Common near Hinckley for the 91st Leicestershire and Rutland Cross Country Championships.

On a mild misty day with rain having fallen on the course overnight, the course was soft underfoot with some very muddy sections.  Third race of the day was the under 20, senior and masters (over 35) women’s race and Natalie Teece had a fantastic run covering the advertised 6k (more like 4.3 miles) in 30 min 19 secs to claim a bronze medal in the masters category and 11th place overall.  Natalie went on to celebrate by running an extra 10 mile training run after the race…

Final race of the day was the men’s under 20, senior and masters race over 10k (6.5 miles).  First back for the Striders was Darren Glover (44 min 15 secs, 72nd overall, 26th in masters category), followed by Paul Geeson (after a parkrun in the morning, 46.32, 99th overall, 37th in category) and Nick Brown (46.50, 104th overall, 41st in category).

Great enjoyable event.  [Darren]