3 of us guested in the Peco Cross-Country at Roundhay on Sunday. In very windy but sunny conditions 608 (!!) runners took in the rather nice course round the park. Not really a cross-country feel, more a trail race, hardly any mud!
I was pleased with my position finishing 54th in 29.01 tantalisingly close to John Greenwell, 51st in 28.57, with Frank having a cracking run in the blue vest of Roundhay Runners, 3rd in 25.37. Those positions are just the men, winner was Jonathan Wills in 25.13.
School Years 4-6- Jenson Brogden and Kieran Green.
School years 7-12 Holly Davey
The Otley 4 of Hannah Lupton, Joanna Hobson, Sara Richardson and Laura Hind braved the wind on Sunday morning, venturing down to the Norton 9 in the North Yorkshire village of Norton (near Doncaster – South, surely!?)
A circular route around winding lanes, the course was mostly flat with a couple of hills on mile 5, 7 and a sneaky one right at the end. There was a good turnout too and with excellent marshalling, it made for an enjoyable race. Despite the sunshine, the wind added its own special twist, with quite long sections of the race spent running into a headwind so strong that we felt as if we were running backwards!
The winner was Nathaniel Williams (unattached) in 50.03 and first lady was Fiona Davies (Kingstone) in 57.31. Sara was first home for Otley in 81.50, with Laura in 83.52, Joanna 84.32 and Hannah 86.50, all well within our 90 minute target and injury free!
A definite race for the calendar; good for half marathon training.
Did I mention that it was a bit windy?
|Position||Gender Position||parkrunner||Club||Run Time|
|1||1||Callum GREENWOOD||Sale Harriers Manchester||00:16:04|
|49||1||Sophie LEE||Goole Youth AC||00:20:49|
|314||90||Imogen Webster||Otley AC||00:29:04|
|345||237||Andrew Webster||Otley AC||00:30:00|
|344||108||Alice WEBSTER||Otley AC||00:30:00|
|373||120||Molly STORER||Otley AC||00:31:40|
The weather was sunny but cool. The route was marked but there were still opportunities to take the wrong turn if you did not keep your eyes peeled (only two near misses for me).
Steve raced ahead of me early on and finished 34 out of 90 runners in a time of 64:15. I managed to find myself in the middle of the field with a massive gap in front (hence nearly taking the wrong turn) and a gap behind. The marathon is leaving me sufficiently fatigued to leave me struggling for speed and stamina. Eventually coming in 52nd in 70:48.
Nice run in an area of the country I have never run, well worth another trip up here for another race in the future.]]>