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BCCL & MCCL fixture 4 - 9 February 2013

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The air was damp and cool and the ground extremely sodden and slippy but this didn’t hinder the ladies team from scoring well. Liza Barry used her usual strength and determination to lead the ladies for the majority of the race; however, Helen Roberts had the run of her life to stay with Barry on the 2 lap course and managed to pip her close to the finish line, Roberts taking 39th place and Barry claiming 41st place. The final scorer for the women’s A team was the ever consistent Trish woods in 53rd place.

Amanda Steer (57th) worked hard and ran well to pull away from team mate Naomi Kellett in the last half a lap. Kellett who has just recently returned to racing and had an excellent run placing 65th. Helen Howes completed the B team in an excellent 95th place.

There were also fine runs from Rebecca Boulton (129th), Natalie Greening (147th) and Laura Finucane (154th). The women finished 12th team overall on the day and 4th Masters team. Overall the women were 4th in division 2.

With the course already churned up, the men worked hard to maintain position in the league. Rich Dare, in his final race for the club ran well to lead the men home in 13th place. Second scorer was the ever consistent Chris Driskell who was placed 47th despite having set up part of the course!. New comer to the club, Andrew Jones showed promising improvement by finishing in 54th place. Dave Smeath had his best run of the season finishing in 66th place. Damian Cuke had an excellent run in 91st place. He was closely followed by Jon Howes who completed the mens A team line up in a solid 104th place.

Other notable performances came from Rich Shardlow (114th), JJ Wilson (126th), Dave Billingham (140th), Jon Bird (155th), Ross Greening (170th), Andrew Paterson (177th), Rob Bircher (189th) and Duncan Kay (205th).

The men finished 12th in the league overall for the season.</p>