A depleted Cambridge Harriers men’s team were greeted with wet and cold conditions at the famous Parliament Hill course in London for the annual London Cross-country Championships. Prior to the start of the men’s race conditions were reported as good, but half an hour before the start of the race the rain arrived and the course took a familiar slippery format. However, those that did run were rewarded with a true test of cross-country running and it was Bayley Massey who overcame the conditions best to finish in a credible 26th position. Second home for the Club was this year’s President David Reader in 119th position, followed by Tarbo Fukazawa returning to competition in 233rd place. Alan Black made up the team coming home in 377th. 494 runners completed the 10km course. Overall the team finished in 21st position.
Making his debut for the cross-country team was American Gregg Lemos-Stein who crept under the 400 position with a 398 finish in what was a genuine English cross-country experience. He even pledged to do another – well he did say that in the pub as the usual post race drinks took place in The Stag.