Gloucestershire XC League, Pittville Park - 18/02/2017
Back on home turf on a mild afternoon in Pittville Park, and after a long winter of racing, the CLC Ladies did themselves and their club proud with strong personal and team performances. Leading the way home was the ever-reliable Liza Barry in 11th place on the day and 6th place overall for the season. Hot on her heels was Helen Hucker in 12th, with a superb 2nd in her lady vet 35 category for the season. Rachel Vines capped a strong season with 20th place on the day and a 10th place overall, while Amelia Mullins came in 28th and was 8th in her lady vet 40 category for the season. Rebecca Reynolds finished in 58th and was 12th in the lady vet 40 category, with Emma Abbey 73rd on the day and 13th in the lady vet 40 category overall. Club newcomer Hannah Monro was 81st, Amy Underdown 89th (21st lady for the season) and Caroline Barnes completed the CLC finishers in 96th place. On the day, the ladies A team finished in 3rd place, with a 4th place overall for the season, while the Masters category team registered 5th on the day and 5th for the season.
The CLC men’s team, meanwhile, turned out in numbers and were led home by Chris Driskell in 40th, followed by a strong vet performance from Charles Goodwin in 51st. William Pearce finished fast in 58th. Paul Lockyer and Paul Northup came in close together in 73rd and 75th respectively and debutante Gareth Harries was the sixth A Team finisher in 86th. Alex Monro came in in 91st, with vet John Willson, recovering from injury, came 131 on the day but 5th overall for the season in his male vet 55 category. Andrew Gage was 151, David Orme 156, Christopher Thomas 160, Bradley Coates 161, and Kyle Sollars 162. In terms of overall season performances, CLC’s Allan Newton was 16th senior man and Clark Lawson was 31st. Andrew Brookes was 12th in his vet 50 category for the season and the evergreen David James was 7th in his vet 65 category. On the day, the CLC A Team finished in 7th place (and were 9th overall for the season) and in 5th place in the Masters Category (8th for the season).
Club attention now turns to the Bourton 10k this Sunday.