Leicestershire county XC champs – 6th Jan 2018

Rotherby Lodge Farm was the local venue for the Leicestershire County Cross Country Championships on Saturday 6 January 2018.  The earlier rain and slippery mud made this an extremely challenging course.  Natalie Teece had a great race amongst the top county cross country runners to win a bronze medal in the Masters category.  The ladies masters (6K) fielded a full team and achieved a credible 5th place out of 11 teams; Natalie Teece (29:48 3rd), Vicki Lowe (35:08 26th), Sharon Eshelby (36.40 33rd) and Lou Houghton (37.48 37th).

Alan Thompson led the Striders Masters Men in the 10K (52:19 20th), followed by Paul Geeson (59:25 50th) and Ian Howe (60:22 52nd).
A number of junior Striders also ran, putting in creditable performances:
U13 girls (3K) – Georgie W 18:42, Zoe N 19:00, Izabella R 19:58, Lucy J 20:26, Milly C 22:06
U15 girls (4K) – Amy J 24:36
U15 boys (4K) – Joe B 18:17

For those who enjoyed the terrain, the Frisby Fun Run on 14th April uses some of the same course but is considerably shorter!


* Interested in entering races? Not sure what you need to do?
Sometimes races need to be entered in advance, normally via an online form (but not always). Other races can be entered on the day as well, but may cost a little extra. Most races involve safety pinning your numbers on before the race. The League races often have chip timing too, which marry up to your race number.

Terrain and distances vary, but most races follow similar courses to previous seasons. Ask other Striders if they remember the course. An ‘oooh watch out for the hill at mile 4’ can be useful 🙂 Wear the club vest or t-shirt to get those Strider Cup points and most of all have fun!

Any questions, please email stiltonstriders@yahoo.co.uk
The event calendar is here (races are constantly being added): www.stiltonstriders.co.uk/upcoming-events/