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  • Writer's pictureClem Dixon

Senior Men at Footscray Meadows

Updated: Jan 9, 2021

We had a record turn out with 23 finishers at our home Kent League fixture, a total which included two new members running their first cross country races for the club – welcome to Lewis Baker and Dave Robinson. Lewis, fresh from a 2:42 pb in the Amsterdam marathon was our first finisher. The four to score team, completed by Steve Groom, Dom Fiore and Ian Miller, was a disappointing 9th leaving us 8th in the table with one fixture to go. There was better news for the twelve to score team, our good strength in depth earning us 3rd place and lifting us to 5th in the table.

Dave Kitcher was the first vet 60, that’s three times out of three, which augers well for the Kent Vets championships in a week’s time.

Our thanks go to Phil Pape for designing and laying out the course, the Meadows might not have much in the way of hills but Phil certainly manages to make the most of what they have to offer, “deceptively challenging” might be a good description. Thank you too to all the Cambridge members who turned out to marshal, and to cheer us on.

At the half way stage of the season here are the leading positions in our Cross Country Grand Prix competition:

Don’t forget it is your best six races that count and there are still four more in which you can pick up points: the final Kent League fixture plus the Kent, Southern and National championships.

And don’t forget the Cottrell Cup, this is awarded to whoever runs for the club the most during the season compared to the previous one, so it usually goes to a new member or one taking up cross country running for the first time, Joe Simmons is the leader at this stage with Liam McLaughlin, Louise Knight, Holly Dixon, Warren Mills and Mike Daly all also in with a shout.


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