As usual the first race of the series was at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay. And as usual it was fine and sunny; unseasonably warm. And that is my excuse, and I’m sticking to it.
Another record turnout for the event, and a better turn-out for Buckley. We have struggled at this event in the past so it was good to see a full team of both men and ladies.
Erika had another superb run; 4th lady overall in 18.14. She was well supported by Dawn 30th in 21.10, Sue 83rd in 25.11 and Ann 105th in 30.21.
For the men, Matt had a good run finishing 26th in 35.35, followed by Les 79th in 39.12, Huw 94th in 40.47, Dan 102nd in 41.29. Pete had another good run finishing 104th 41.46, with John 148th in 45.29 and Rob 171st in 51.53.
The men were 5th in Division Two and 13th vet team. Ladies were 7th in Division One and 11th Vet Team. Not bad as we were missing a couple of our usual cross-country reliables through injury or illness. Hopefully they will be back for the next race in a couple of weeks. But we could do with a few extra runners to guarantee a decent position at the end of the season, please!
Posted by Rob, who for the record is a Vet 60, not a vet 65 as it shows in the results which are on the NWCC Website.