Tom Marchi, Mitch Timms and Karen Timothy competed in this cross-country race. Results: POSITION NAME TEAM CAT TIME 53 KAREN TIMOTHY GUEST FV55 52m 21s 54 MITCH TIMMS GUEST V55 52m 21s 64 TOM MARCHI PRISON/CIVIL SERVICE V75 59m 26s
Results for the Midlands Police & Services XC League (race 10 – Hewell Grange, Redditch), 07-Mar-2018
Tom Marchi and Mitch and Jackie Timms completed this 5.7 mile cross-country race, the 10th in the Services XC league season. Results: POSITION NAME TEAM CAT TIME 72 JACKIE TIMMS GUEST FV50 56m 48s 73 MITCH TIMMS GUEST V55 56m 49s 77 TOM MARCHI PRISON/CIVIL SERVICE V75 62m 40s
Thanks to Wayne for the following report: This year’s national cross country championship, meant a sphinx day out in London at Parliament Hill, We had 12 sphinx men putting on the spikes for the final time this season, great effort from everyone over the constant hills and swamp in windy conditions thanks to Fi for not only supporting everyone but arranging the train times and a top quality recovery session in the pub after the race Thanks for everyone who has taken part in all the xc races this season for the club, and it won’t be long before we are getting ready to go again in November, and if you not done one before just give them a go,
6 Sphinx ladies competed at Wolverhampton in the final league race of the XC season. Overall, the team finished 15th out of 27 teams - well done to everyone that represented the club during the season. Thanks to Fi for the following photos: Results: http://www.midlandathletics.org.uk/div2race4individualoverallresults10-2-18.pdf Pos Name Time Category Cat Pos 73 Sue Gough 0:29:48 Masters 42 80 Eleanor Davies 0:30:07 Masters 48 137 Helen King 0:33:57 Masters
Hats off to the legend that is Bob Carey, who retires after 20 years service as race secretary for the league. As Chair Bergs states: on behalf of the Club what a great job you have done over the years serving the league and representing Sphinx AC Thanks to Wayne for the following race report: 14 sphinx made the shorter than normal trip to Aldridge for the final race of the season.
Thanks to Catherine Gough for the following report and photos: “The future of distance running in Durham is coloured orange” according to a Durham City Harriers coach. This is my first season running in the North Eastern Harrier League cross country, running in an orange vest. You can’t fail to notice the North East is very hilly, making the Newbold Comyn hill look flat in comparison! All the children, men & women run in the the same place on the same day.
Results for the Midlands Police & Services XC League (race 8 – Milford Common, Stafford), 31-Jan-2018
Mitch and Jackie Timms completed this services xc league race, with Tom Marchi marshalling at this one. Results: POSITION NAME TEAM CAT TIME 54 J.TIMMS GUEST FV50 50m 26s 55 M.TIMMS GUEST V55 50m 27s
Thanks to Wayne for the following report: 8 sphinx blokes and 5 ladies made long trip up the m1, with some travelling a lot further on that road than what was needed !!!!!!!! to finally arrive at wollarton Hall, Nottingham for this year’s Midlands xc championships, The course was a mixture of hills, swamp, more hills and toped off with more swamp over a 8km course for laddies and 12km course for the blokes Thanks to all that took part Final league races of the season is Saturday 10th February with the ladies at Wolverhampton and the blokes at Aldridge.
Results for the Midlands Police & Services XC League (race 7 – Delapre Park, Northampton), 24-Jan-2018
4 Sphinx runners completed this cross-country race in the Services XC league. Results: POSITION NAME TEAM CAT TIME 37 M.TIMMS GUEST V55 66m 41s 38 J.TIMMS GUEST FV50 66m 41s 44 J.STEWART GUEST FV60 76m 37s 45 T.MARCHI PRISON/CIVIL SERVICE V75 78m 32s
Agent Timms did some undercover running in the Derby Runner XC league (yes, Mitch and cross-country in the same sentence ;) ). Mitch described it thus: Snow, sleet, biting wind, zero degrees, mud, hills, hills with steps, low hanging branches, protruding branches, more mud, more snow – great value at £3 a shout too! They breed ‘em tough up north you know, none of this 3 times round a football pitch on a flat trail in temperate Gloucester!