The XC season started this year at Astley Park, Chorley on a glorious afternoon, mild for the time of year. Questions turned to spike length as the field was dry, but after a short debate 12mm was the call by most runners.
It was great to see some new faces turning out in the mud representing the club, and was good to see Alex Foster back in a blue vest, who is currently in a recovery period from another epic season of racing in the triathlon.
As ever we had great support around the course, Jon Hall and Cath Worsley standing at the top of the killer hill and Emma Stevens near the kids park, Thanks for your shouts!
In the ladies race Jackie was first finisher in 28.21, followed by Linda Whittaker 31.52, Kerry Lomas 33.42 and Tracey Loughrey 38.21.
In the mens Tim Campbell won the battle of the mud/fell lovers in 39.12, followed by Alex Foster 42.22, Neil Hughes (not currently on the results), Simon Ford 43.03, Gary Stevens 47.52, Keiron Lomas 48.44, Phil Riley 50.32, Scott Priestley 51.04 and Phil Spencer-Grey 51.28.
Unfortunately Brendan had to pull out on the last lap with injury.