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.

Ladies Position
Helen Armitage 6
Vicky Hunt 12
Liz Stuckey 23
Wendy Martin 33
Brigid Wallen 35
Michelle English 38
Rachel Pearsons 41
Anita Grainger 43
Sharon Carr 59
Emma Sweeney 73
Dawn Shilling 75
Becky Grimwood 85
Jo Smythe 88
Jane Noble 91
Penny Clarke 94
Men Position
Mark Finbow 9
Heydon Mizon 22
Chris Martin 23
Scott Darney 29
James Crisp 37
Sean Darney 54
Giles Sowerby 56
Stuart Mills 60
Pete Riley 65
Andrew Lager 75
Marc Underdown 80
Simon Scott 82
Steve Watson 83
Mark Austin 95
Tony Wallen 101
Lee Pembroke 109
Alex Stuckey 114
Paul English 115
Phillip Cherry 116
Bill Smythe 130
Keith Taylor 135
James Montgomery 138
Steve Hennings 140
Martyn Byford 151
Dave Jobling 154
Adam Hocken 162
Colin Short 165
Paul Hedger 167
Geoff Reddin 166
Sean O’connor 168
Matt Pearsons 179
James Kennerley 180
Dave Holdich 186

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