Sherman Cup/Davison Shield 19th November 2016

What started as a bitterly cold day had turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon that, whilst still a bit nippy, was perfect for cross-country. The course has plenty of stretches on the flat but there is a hilly section with 4 or 5 short climbs – just enough to make it feel like a true cross-country challenge. It was in surprisingly good condition considering the recent rain with only a few muddy patches.

The small Claremont contingent enjoyed a good day’s running and did our best to keep the sky blue flag flying (we even had a functioning tent!). The senior ladies team of Robyn, Rose and Sophie came a very creditable 9th, although I don’t think any of them even saw Laura Weightman – Morpeth’s Olympian was miles clear of the field! The Ladies vets team of Sarah, Julie and Alice came 19th (there were a lot more veteran than senior teams).

Unfortunately we didn’t have a men’s team at all with only David Lydall and myself running. Bill Milbourne ran as an over 65 but had to withdraw part way around with a back injury.

Posn.  Name                      Time
52      Sarah Bowen          28:09
63      Robyn Wynn           28:28
107    Julie Cross              30:05
113    Rose Hawkswood    30:15
115    Sophie Lamb           30:17
191    Alice Vialard            32:43

185    Tom Tinsley            40:06
239    David Lydall            41:52