Bham League & Midland Women XC 7/11/15

by Web Admin on November 7, 2015

Birmingham Cross Country League (all divisions) and Midland Women’s League combined fixture at Newbold Comyn
Saturday 7 November 2015

Click here for men’s Birmingham League Division One Results

Revisions may appear here, also click here for Div 2 and Div 3

Midland Women’s League – click here for full results

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B&R AC Senior Men are back in the top flight of the Birmingham & District Cross Country League. The first race this season was at Newbold Comyn, Leamington Spa. As usual in the first race, all three divisions ran together: in total there were 723 finishers.

The race winner was Graham Rush of Cheltenham in a time of 33’40”

B&R finished 12th out of 16 teams, that is two places clear of the danger zone! Only 31 points separate Warwick Uni, B&R and Halesowen, and last season we saw some teams experience big changes in fortune.

It was an impressive performance by our scoring six – and everybody’s¬†teamwork is key: all of our first 14 finishers beat at least one scorer from another team, which has a direct impact on our relative position.

The course was wet underfoot to start with, and everybody went through the brook three times. There are a bunch of videos of this year’s race on Youtube. This one shows all of the B&R senior men on lap 2, including Richard Malin’s unique method of falling in backwards (2’39”), the Coventry Godiva athlete who wouldn’t leave his shoe behind, and my own tumble (4’59”).

B&R performances:
(position in division 1 race – time – name)

31 – 36:29 Joe Smith
66 – 38:20 Simon Lanckham
89 – 39:41 Adam Peacock
91 – 39:48 Richard Malin
101 – 40:15 James Hood
124 – 41:18 Malcolm Duff

125 – 41:20 Mark Appleton
164 – 43:00 Ian Keyte
184 – 43:33 Dave Gale
188 – 44:00 Sean Bowden
189 – 44:00 Matt Henney
196 – 44:09 Tom Richardson

206 – 44:44 Dean Hartshorne
213 – 45:04 Andrew Freeman
229 – 45:55 Steve Brooks
231 – 45:59 John Searle
237 – 46:28 Calvin Scoltock
241 – 46:53 Paul Atkins

256 – 48:34 Phil Richardson
268 – 50:06 Ian Nutter
279 – 51:28 Phil Anderson

306 finishers in division 1

Team standings after first fixture:

1 Loughborough 5 6 8 9 11 13 – 52
2 City of Stoke 4 17 26 27 34 38 – 146
3 Birchfield 3 14 15 16 52 57 – 157
4 Birmingham Uni 7 12 22 32 40 46 – 159
5 Cheltenham 1 29 36 41 43 44 – 194
6 Rugby & Northampton 2 20 25 62 76 112 – 297
7 BRAT 10 24 61 63 70 73 – 301
8 Tipton 21 33 47 58 64 85 – 308
9 Kenilworth Runners 51 55 56 59 69 97 – 387
10 Telford 19 82 83 86 93 100 – 463
11 Warwick Uni. 23 53 80 104 116 123 – 499
12 Bromsgrove & Redditch 31 66 89 91 101 124 – 502
13 Halesowen 42 75 92 98 108 115 – 530
14 Wolverhampton & Bilston 67 68 96 119 146 148 – 644
15 Coventry Godiva 72 106 128 169 182 201 – 858
16 Staffs Moorlands 134 170 175 178 208 216 – 1081

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In the Midland Women’s League, B&R AC finished 11th out 38 teams (4 to count). B&R Ladies Masters finished 11th out of 34 teams (3 to count).

Individual B&R performances:
(M = Masters)

25 26:17 Sally Hogan
36 26:54 Katy Barden (M)
70 28:26 Tamara Freeman
113 30:16 Melanie Hepke (M)
192 32:54 Ruth Gameson (U20)
207 33:35 Charlotte Ball (M)
248 35:27 Jane Anderson (M)
283 37:28 Holly Smith
316 38:59 Juliette Warburton

379 finishers

 

For David Ball’s photos click here, any others that you have please share them with me bandracwebsite@gmail.com and I’ll post or link to them here.

 

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