Glos AAA Cross Country Round 1

XC race 1 2018

Saturday 13th October saw the start of the 2018/19 Gloucestershire AAA Cross Country series. As the hosting club, the previous weeks had seen our XC organiser, Geoff Trueman, very busy getting the course, marshals and everything else that is required to lay on a great days racing.

Race day arrived and it was very windy but surprisingly warm. The rain in the previous 24 hours had not had much of an effect on the course, except for Geoff getting very wet setting it out. We had a good number of volunteers turn out to help Marshal the course and help out in general – many thanks. Also a big thankyou to Julie Walford for bravely manning the club tent, even though at times it must have felt like being inside a washing machine with the high winds buffeting it about.

We had a great turnout from Stroud Runners with some fantastic individual performances as well as great team results for this years 1st round, with our Senior ladies Veterans and our U17 Girls teams currently sitting in 1st place in their respective leagues.

The day itself though was about more than just the competitive runners, it was about our club members coming together and putting on a great event for the County AAA as well enjoying a great run across a challenging but fun course.

Thanks also to John Tierney for organising a get together after the run at a local pub where a number of the runners and their family’s enjoyed some food, drink and good natter. This will continue for the next 3 races I am sure and we will also be looking at car sharing and transport options to the next events.

The results are all set out below and the full details are available on the Glos AAA website here.

The next race is on Saturday November 3rd at Charlton Park near Malmesbury and full details are available on the Glos AAA website above and it would be great to see and even bigger turnout from Stroud Runners.

Position

Runner

Club

Category

Time

Official Distance

 

6

Lee Stopford

Stroud & District AC

SM/06

 37:16

9k

 

12

Alistair Campbell

Stroud & District AC

SM/10

 38:25

9k

 

42

Jason Barry

Stroud & District AC

MV45/05

 41:51

9k

 

54

John Tierney

Stroud & District AC

SM/38

 43:04

9k

 

61

Ben Lowe

Stroud & District AC

MV40/09

 43:22

9k

 

86

Ian Cutler

Stroud & District AC

MV45/11

 44:57

9k

 

89

Mark Dyer

Stroud & District AC

SM/50

 45:02

9k

 

131

Daniel Brook

Stroud & District AC

MV40/26 

47:15

9k

 

132

Danny Smith

Stroud & District AC

SM/60 

47:21

9k

 

163

Robert Case

Stroud & District AC

SM/69 

50:17

9k

 

171

Pete Wand

Stroud & District AC

MV55/12 

51:58

9k

 

185

Andy Frost

Stroud & District AC

MV45/25 

54:06

9k

 

7

Liam Dailey

Stroud & District AC

MU17/03

 27:23

6k

 

12

David Bendle

Stroud & District AC

MU17/08

 28:29

6k

 

35

Sebastian Forrest

Stroud & District AC

MU13

 14:27

3k

 

53

David Kinsey

Stroud & District AC

MU13

 15:37

3k

 

7 

Jane Wassell

Stroud & District AC

LV50/01

30:02

6k

 

9 

Lydia Attwell

Stroud & District AC

LU17/02

30:14

6k

 

11

Annie Testar

Stroud & District AC

LU17/03

30:24

6k

 

25

Grace Tavner

Stroud & District AC

LU17/05

32:21

6k

 

32

Seila Blanco

Stroud & District AC

LV35/06

33:30

6k

 

34 

Gill Tavner

Stroud & District AC

LV45/04

33:46

6k

 

47

Joanna Parr

Stroud & District AC

SL/19

 34:48

6k

 

55

Isobel Parnaby

Stroud & District AC

LU17/09

 35:44

6k

 

61

Anaya Powis

Stroud & District AC

LU17/10

 36:19

6k

 

8

Freya Gregory

Stroud & District AC

LU15

26:09

4.8k

 

9

Florrie Fuller

Stroud & District AC

LU15

26:36

4.8k

 

10

Ruby Brook

Stroud & District AC

LU15

 26:45

4.8k

 

13

Emma Bendle

Stroud & District AC

LU15

 03:58

4.8k

 

18

Tanwen Bird

Stroud & District AC

LU15

29:33

4.8k

 

30

Alice Stevenson

Stroud & District AC

LU13

 16:13

3k

 

18

Bella Monk

Stroud & District AC

LU11

11:57

2k

 

20

Izzy Merriman

Stroud & District AC

 LU11

11:57

2k

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position

Category

Club

Placings

5 

Senior Men

Stroud & District AC [A]

261 = 6 + 12 + 42 + 54 + 61 + 86

6

Male Vets

Stroud & District AC

320 = 42 + 61 + 86 + 131

3

Senior Ladies

Stroud & District AC [A]

27 = 7 + 9 + 11

8

Senior Ladies

Stroud & District AC [B]

91  = 25 + 32 + 34

15

Senior Ladies

Stroud & District AC [C]

163 = 47 + 55 + 61

1

Lady Vets

Stroud & District AC

 73 = 7 + 32 + 34

1

Junior Girls - U17

Stroud & District AC

45 = 9 + 11 + 25

2

Junior Girls - U15

Stroud & District AC

27 = 8 + 9 + 10

                   

The team results are calcualted based on the positions of the runners in each category and the distance run varies by category. The actual distance measured by the runners GPS devices were a bit longer than the official distance - but thats part of the fun of Cross Country running - they are not "accurately measured" races.

I have copied the results out of the Glos AAA website so hopefully they are correct, if not please let us know and I will update. Also if anyone has any more photos from the day then do feel free to send them through so we can add them to our upcoming photo site.