Captain Liam Dunne reports:
It’s not always easy to work up the enthusiasm to travel long distances for a 6km run in the afternoon and compete against the creme de la creme of northern athletics.
In the past we have struggled to get all our best runners available to compete in these type of events, this year we probably had the best twelve runners from the club but unfortunately one member went down with illness on the day of the event which left the B team one runner short.
However, this didn’t deter the rest of the team turning up and they all ran really brilliantly, and were in 66th place at the end of leg 5.
Team A all ran out of their skin to finish in 23rd position overall (just 21 secs off a top 20 finish!) which is a fantastic result given the standard of the competition and the size of the club, probably our best ever result at this level.
The support from all OAC members for each other around the course was great and a special thanks to Caron and Annalise for their support and help in taking all the pics (Watch out David Bailey!) Not forgetting of course Flash the only dog at the event to don his club’s vest and bark on the team! Photos can be found here, Telegraph & Argus report here and Yorkshire Post report here.
Well done all.
P.S. If anyone is still interested in competing the Yorks vets cross country next Sun at Nunroyd Pk. Guiseley please get in contact with your d.o.b by tomo. The closing date was Sat but I have been offered and extension until Monday.
Julian Mawson (86) 21:58
Graham Lake (87) 23:00
Rogan Ashton (85) 23:20
Andrew Robertshaw (77) 22:04
Robin Outtersides (67) 21:37.