The fifth race in the Kent Fitness Cross-country League was held at Meopham on Sunday 6th January. Medway & Maidstone AC continued with their good results this season, particularly in the men’s team race. With the Kent Championships being run the day before, there were no women running, this having a negative effect on the combined team position. Five of the men runners doubled-up having run the Kent Champs the previous day. The result was a great second place for the men’s team, placing them 4th overall, out of 18 teams, with just 3 points separating the top 5 teams. The combined team is now in a creditable joint 6th place.
The first man home from the club was M40 Neill Wright, who, with a 6th place finish (30.26), has progressively improved in all five races this season. Wright was closely followed by Daniel St Martin 7th (30.33), Chris Rampling 22nd (32.44), M45 Adam Featherstone 36th (33.30), M50 Alun Rodgers 44th (34.06), M40 Darren Wright 51st (34.20), Sean Rodwell 59th (34.52), M50 Richard Kerswill 85th (36.08), M65 Ivon Whitmore 252nd (43.50) and M65 Nigel Read 360th (50.12).