Midlands XC 2008

Midlands Cross Country Championships 2008

On 26th January 6 Long Eaton runners represented the club at the Midlands Championships in Leamington Spa. It was a tough course, particularly for the men and despite recent bad weather the terrain was good under foot. Vicky Yeomans ran the 6km course as the sole woman representative in a time of 30:30.

For the Men, the ever-injured Rich Wilkinson led the men home over the 12k course. Despite explaining before the start that he was "going to take it easy" Rich stormed home in 50:07. Phil Abbott and Andrei Vais swapped places a few times on the course with Phil just holding on to finish ahead of Andrei in a time of 55.17. Andrei finished in a time of 55.30. Colin Bostock just missed his target of 1 hour finishing in 1:02:14. Mark Boot ran in the U17 category completing the 6k course in a time of 23:06. The National Championships take place at Alton Towers on 23rd February 2008 and all runners who competed in the Midlands championships will compete at the Nationals.


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