Saturday 10th January – Yorkshire Cross Country

Report from the Hon. Handicapper:

For the third consecutive year the Lightwater valley amusement park hosted the Yorkshire Cross country championships.  The course was surprisingly dry after heavy overnight rain and sheltered for most of the time from the strong winds.  Jonathan Thewlis from Notts AC was a clear winner in 35:44, not far off a minute clear of Alan Buckley of Leeds City 36:35.  Feeling a little short on speed from his marathon training, Frank Beresford had a solid run for 33rd, 39:40.  I was next in 65th, 41:58 after being spiked in the rough & tumble on the first bend.  Shane Ewen continued his good form for a top 100 finish, 94th 43:45, Jon Greenwell also ran well for 118th 44:54.  See full results here.

  1. #1 by Howard on January 11, 2015 - 7:24 pm

    Well done all four. It reads like a whose who of local race winners at the front end and some good performers under 45 minutes. Excellent.

  2. #2 by Tamara on January 11, 2015 - 9:14 pm

    You’re all very brave doing XC, even if it is dry.

  3. #3 by Matt P on January 12, 2015 - 6:20 pm

    Who spiked the Handicapper?
    Not going to help their chances in the series!

    Well done all – very good results.

  4. #4 by Antonio Cardinale on January 13, 2015 - 10:54 pm

    Brilliant race Shane ,43:45 is significant of a strong performance, also Andrew R. with 41:58 had a solid result in this Yorkshire . Frank B. and Jon G. ran well too.

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