53-12 Race 5 – Sunday 29th January – Springfield – WRC needs you!!!

24 January 2017 - By Anita Grainger

Okay so we’re onto race 5 and took a small knock on race 4 but still held onto our 3rd position in the league which is fantastic….. however, we are not safe yet and still need to put on a strong performance on Sunday.

The 3 teams below us in the league will all be fighting to avoid relegation , so dig out your best running legs and get ready for the next race!

Date: Sunday 29th January

Venue = Writtle college

Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3RR

Race start time 10.45am – aim to be there by 10am

All runners must wear club shirts/vests. Trail shoes or spikes recommended & spare shoes for afterwards. This is a great course for spikes if you have them.

No registration needed just turn up – make sure you check in with James K or me.

Cake has been organised – thanks Liz

More info on the 53-12 league website below


See you there!



Reposting my post from 16th October with more info on the league:

Cross Country League is fast approaching … your club needs you!

Following last season’s success the club now finds itself in Division A of the 53-12 League for this season. We’d like to stay up in Division A, something that has evaded the club over the years, so, for those who like a challenge (I know I do) we need as many runners as available for the fixtures to improve our success. Dates are listed below for your diaries


  • 6th Nov Colchester
  • 4th Dec Harwich
  • 11th Dec Halstead (Gosfield Woods)
  • 22 Jan Ipswich
  • 29 Jan Springfield
  • 19 Feb Witham (Notley Country Park – Discovery Centre)


Scoring, now this is where it gets complicated, is as follows;

First man or woman scores 1 point, second 2 points, third 3 points …….. through to the last finisher.

Men and women are scored separately although we all run together.

Pool A scoring teams – 8 men and 4 women. Overall team score is aggregate of men’s and women’s scores – example 4th and 1st = 5 points.


Now I hear you ask what if you’re not in the first 8 men or first 4 women, well……..

  • Firstly we need to have as many as possible to support our scoring members.
  • Secondly your position may well knock down scoring runners from other clubs in increase the points counting against them & in our favour ( this is the complicated bit). This is where EVERYONE matters.
  • Thirdly there’s cake! We do a cake rota and there’s always plenty to go round.
  • Fourthly cross country will help to improve your road racing times.
  • Finally it’s a great atmosphere and good to catch up with our club mates.


In preparation Martyn has put on a couple of training sessions on Sat 22 & 29 October – see separate post


Any questions please approach James & I. We look forward to seeing you at the first race


Anita Grainger & James Kennerley

Ladies & Mens Captains


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