I have to admit to taking my eye off the ball with these races – sorry guys.
The club standing in this series did not get off to the best of starts as we didn’t have a male team entered just one female team and a few mixed teams. Perhaps this says something about the club being a true equal opportunities club?
The Starlight Express team of Kenny Malton, Pascale Holden, Rachel Farrow, and Shaun Cooper came home second but first mixed team in a time of 26:02.
The Trailing Behind team of Ian Jones, Charlotte Convey,Kate Johnson and David Green came home 13th in a time of 31:35.
The Night Striders team of Julie Corby, Dave Thornton, Liz Phillips and Paul Phillips came home in 16th place in a time of 33:44.
The Cajoloch team of Chris Purslow, Louise Surgay, Carolyn Hopkinson and Jo Gregory were the only club all female team and came home in 21st place in a time of 36:01.
Also, as is the nature of relay events, some members ran with non-club members. Vicki Alldread ran with a Severn Trent team that came home 17th in 34:02.
Charlotte Kirby and Nurkan Dogruel ran in a team that came came home in 18th place in a time of 34:16 with, notably, Charlotte running two legs.
Alison Flower ran in a team that came home 5th in a time of 29:43.
I expect I’ve missed at least one person there so please shout up.
The nature of the series says that each round is longer and more challenging than the previous.
The unchanged Starlight Express team came home 3rd in a time of 01:10:24 while a new team called “Back of the Field Fellrunners” made their appearance for the first time. Richard Green, Emma Roe and Paul Brunt ran as a male team (???) with Richard running 2 legs and the team coming home 12th in a time of 01:17:19.
Trailing Behind came home 21st in a time of 01:23:52.
Night Striders had a couple of substitutions and their line up was now Matthew Henning, Julie Corby, Liz Phillips and Tim Stainforth and they came home 30th in 01:28:34.
Cajoloch came home 32nd in a time of 01:28:54 but having substituted Louise for a non-club member and changed categories to a mixed team(???)
Nurkan Dogruel was out, once again, but this time running two legs with a team mate taking the other two and coming home 35th in a time of 01:32:06.
Vicki Alldread was out in the same team and coming home 34 in a time of 01:30:26.
Alison Flower was also out once again in the 26th team home in a time of 01:26:08.
Great running everyone. The series seems to be off to a great start and will, hopefully, become a regular feature of the calendar.