Harwich 53-12 Cross Country Results
4 December 2016 - By Anita Grainger
On another sunny crisp morning 35 WRC members took part in the 2nd cross country race of the 53-12 league. Harwich is known for being a rather muddy course round ploughed fields however today the ground was much firmer making it a bit easier to run on, rather than through.
The club put in another solid performance with the ladies holding 3rd position and the men improving from 5th to 4th. Overall the club came 3rd, 1 place up from the 1st race and have now moved up to 3rd in the league, what a fantastic result! It was great to see new faces amongst the WRC team trying out cross country for the first time.
Thanks go to our awesome support crew of David Hunt; clipboard manager extraordinaire & photographer, Martina Byrne; photographer, Tracey Denby; enthusiastic supporter and coffee provider. Thanks to Emma and David for supplying this week’s cakes don’t think they touched the sides!
Now onto the complicated bit…. although only the first 4 ladies and 8 men score here are more examples of how non scoring runners can affect placings;
In the ladies 5 of our ladies came in front of Springfield’s 2nd runner, 6 in front of their 3rd runner and 8 in front of their 4th runner. 5 of our ladies came in front of the 4th Harwich runner (almost 6, sorry I got overtaken by the 4th Harwich runner and 2nd Springfield strider….will try harder next week).
In the men 13 of our men came in front of Springfield’s 8th man. 11 of our men came in in front of the 6th Great Bentley runner & 13 in front of their 7th & 8th runner.
Non-scoring men also help to push the scoring ladies along offering great tugs. All the men were near scoring ladies, either WRC scoring ones or WCR non-scoring ones trying to push down scoring ones from other clubs!
Putting all that aside the team spirit helps EVERYONE to have a good race and enjoy the experience.
The next race is on 11th December at Gosfield for a jaunt through the woods. Let’s continue to build on our solid performances so far, showing we should remain in Division A. Look forward to seeing you ALL there!
Well done everyone, full results & tables below
Mens & Ladies tables
|POS||POOL A – MEN||TEAM SCORE||POS||POOL A – WOMEN||TEAM SCORE|
|1||Ipswich Jaffa||112||1||Ipswich Jaffa||19|
|2||Colchester Harriers||131||2||Colchester Harriers||42|
|5||Harwich Runners||315||5||Harwich Runners||78|
|6||Great Bentley||515||6||Springfield Striders||163|
|POS||POOL A||M/F COMB||PTS||Total Scores||POOL A||PTS|
|1||Ipswich Jaffa||2||6||131||1=||Colchester Harriers||11|
|2||Colchester Harriers||4||5||173||1=||Ipswich Jaffa||11|
|4||Springfield Striders||9||3||414||4||Harwich Runners||6|
|5||Harwich Runners||10||2||393||5||Springfield Striders||5|
|6||Great Bentley||10||1||588||6||Great Bentley||2|