Final XC league 2018/2019

February 11, 2019

Thank you to Wayne for the following write up and photos

14 Sphinx Ladies and 12 sphinx men and even our Commander in Chief (Bergs) made the long trip down to Cattle Country Farm, somewhere in the back end of Gloucestershire for the final race in this seasons cross country league. Due to some flooding the course was altered which meant that there was no need to swim but even still the course was a challenging one with strong winds!!! Our new members Lorraine and Jonathan made their XC debut at this event. As the venue name suggests a lot of what was attached to runners legs was not mud!!!!!! Overall for the series Sphinx men finished in 8th place out of 21 teams and Sphinx mens  B team finished in 5th out of 12 teams. Dave Brewis achieved a brilliant 3rd place overall in the individual rankings. Full results are available on the Birmingham & district cross country website. Listed below are the finishing times and positions for Saturdays race. This season has seen a record number of Sphinx ladies take part in the competition, along with a lot of Sphinx men making their xc debuts throughout the series , Thank you on behalf of the club for those that have represented the club in the races this season,  hopefully after your 10 month summer break we can all return fully fit and not broken and ready to take on next seasons challenge. The dates and venues for the men’s 20192020 season will be announced at the league AGM at the end of March these will be put on the website so you can put them in your calendars. Ladies venues will be announced later in the spring Kathryn Stuart                        6th               33.07 Ann Mosby                              35th            36.59 Laura Pibwoth/ Dolinski        58th           38.53 Rachael Allen                           93rd                41.49 Sue Gough                               102nd        42.43 Collete O’Keefe                      105th          42.53 Victoria O’Brien                     113th        44.03 Helen King                              135th        46.17 Lisa Abbott                             152nd        48.40 Jackie Stuart                            157th         49.17 Francis Pronzola                     166th         51.24 Victoria Hand                          167th         51.30 Sally Anne Tully                      196th       59.12 Lorriane Deakin                      200th        1.01.06   Ladies race had 203 finishers   Dave Brewis  6th  39.47 Jack Edwards  19th  42.35 Allen El-Sour 53rd     45.19 Colin piper    76th  47.05 Craig Robinson   48.26 Ant O ‘Brien   128th 51.36 Barry Allen 139th      52.35 Wayne Broadbent    146th  53.09 Kev Naughton 150th   53.23 Sam Ward        156th    54.00 Lucian Morogan  168th  55.02 Jonathan Bates  180th  56.54   Men’s race had 211 finishers

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