Sunday 2nd January 2011 A challenging Woodbank course was the setting for the penultimate league race .
Sunday 2nd January 2011
A challenging Woodbank course was the setting for the penultimate league race .Runners and spectators were attracted like a magnet to the splendid Wilmslow gazebo and flag flying proudly alongside our base .
Mens results are now available : The race was won by Gareth Raven of Sale with Damian having a great race to finish fourth . Mens team finished 3rd in a very close tussle won by Sale with Trafford 2nd but only 21 points separating all three leading teams on the day ....It promises to be a grand stand finish at Clayton Vale , more of that later.
3rd Wilmslow A Team
Damian Nichols 4th, Malcolm Fowler 11th , Graham MacNeill 23rd , Rob Downs 25th , Tom McGaff 28th , Jim Pendrill 30th .
9th Wilmslow B Team
Hamish Shaw 36th , Stuart Parrott 41st , Trevor Morris 48th , Mark Bale 50th , James Wheeler 91st, Nick Bishop 93rd
20th Wilmslow C Team
Ian Smallwood 95th , Mike Cooper 98th , 109th Tony Hulme , 121st Peter Stock , Simon Bolton 153rd ,Gavin Mendham 157th .
26th Wilmslow D Team
Paul Norris 159th , Ed Hickling 173rd , Patrick Grannan 187th , Chris Cannon 188th , Owen Ashcroft 190th , Ian Ashcroft , 201st .
The above results have taken out guest runners who are deemed either ineligible for individual or team placings .
Trevor completed the line up in 221st place .
The men won the vets event and have already retained the title for the 2010/11 season .The mens B team placed third overall on the day and we also had two more vets teams completing the line up .Perhaps GOM should read Great Old Men ......In most instances !!
In terms of the overall placings , we have a number of runners with a good chance of individual medals in the series , while it looks like a close battle for 3rd team place . Clayton Vale on Saturday 12th February is the final race . The League presentation and Hot Pot supper follows at 4.00pm at the Holiday Inn , close to the race venue . We have 30 tickets booked for our club.
Full results at http://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2011/index.php
Ladies results to follow .