Monday, 27 October 2014

A&T X-country Hyndburn 25/10/14 – by Mark Riches

Only 7 A&T runners made the trip to Hyndburn for the second race of the season and Jackie Price, who was there before I arrived, was very nearly the only female competitor. You guessed it, Josie Maley was the other female competitor and she arrived just 3 minutes before the race started. Her warm-up was a jog to the start while fastening her number to her vest!
Despite the above, Josie had a great run completing the challenging 6K course in a time of 27:36 followed by Jackie just over 2 minutes later in 29:47 - well done ladies
Next it was the turn of the 5 A&T men; 1 x small lap plus 2 x large laps (10K) this time. In was great to see Lewis Eccleston racing for the club again after his breakthrough triathlon season. Not surprisingly he was first A&T finisher in 37:31. Next A&T finisher was Graham Rands (41:57) who set off quite conservatively passing yours truly (Mark Riches) on the first lap before hunting down the fast starting Neil Hughes (42:37) I finished just over a minute behind Neil in a time of 43:42 with James Bentall (49:13) completing the line-up  - well done lads
My warm-down consisted of a jog back to the car as I was working at the P4U Arena at 5 pm
Next race Saturday 08/11/14 at Chorley – see you there!

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