Gosfield 53-12 Cross Country Results – WRC holds 3rd Place!
11 December 2016 - By Anita Grainger
This week is was the turn of Gosfield Cross country in the 3rd League fixture. WRC came out in force with a turnout of 48 runners! The course commences with the first mile round the school field before heading off into the woods for the next 3 and finishing the last mile with another lap of the school field. The woods section is challenging with lots of mud and a couple of hills thrown in. It’s pretty course although most runners were focused on staying upright!
The club has successfully held 3rd position in the league which is fantastic and a great way to end 2016 with the final 3 fixtures in the new year.
The club put in another solid performance with the ladies holding 3rd position and the men repeating 4th. Overall the club came 3rd, 1 place up from the 1st race and have stay 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.
Congratulations to Mark Finbow who was awarded the Peter Whiticker Cup and Helen Armitage the Brian Wiley Cup for first placings for Witham.
Thanks go to our awesome support crew of David Hunt; clipboard manager extraordinaire & photographer, Martina Byrne & Stewart Waller; photographers, Tracey Denby; enthusiastic supporter and coffee provider. Thanks to Becky and James/Theresa Montgomery for supplying this week’s cakes don’t think they touched the sides!
Now onto the maths part… 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 8 of our ladies came in front of Springfield Striders 1st runner & Harwich’s 3rd runner & 11 came in front of Harwich’s 4th runner.
Putting all that aside the team spirit helps EVERYONE to have a good race and enjoy the experience.
The next race is on 22nd January at Ipswich. 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, WRC results below with full tables available via 53-12 click here
Stewart’s photos are available in the gallery.