The third race in the Kent Fitness Cross-country League was held at Oxleas Wood, Eltham on Sunday 25th November. This venue provides a classic, very testing, cross-country course incorporating flat grassy stretches, steep hills and tricky woodland sections.
Medway & Maidstone AC continued with their excellent results so far this season. The combined team was 4th, mainly due to a strong women’s team in 6th place out of 18 teams. The men’s team suffered slightly, as many runners had run the day before at Kent League, although they still had a good result. Once again the race had a high number of runners – 457, with 15 from the club.
Teams are made up of 8 men and 4 women with a compulsory inclusion of specific master categories. The first man home from the club was Harry Collins in 7th place, followed by Daniel St Martin 9th, Neill Wright 17th & M40 scorer, Sean Rodwell 50th in his highest position to date, Alun Rodgers 58th and M50 scorer, Richard Kerswill 90th and M50 scorer, Steve McGlynn 100th, Aaaron Hughes 159th and Nigel Read 402nd.
The women’s team was led home by Antel Muller with an excellent 9th in her first KFL race. Taryne McPherson, also in her debut KFL race, was 21st and W35 scorer, followed by Mo Fazakerley M45 scorer in 32nd , Claire Wilkins 51st and finally Catherine Rodwell in 89th.
The next race in the KFL League is Sunday 9th December at Fowlmead, Sholden, Deal.