ADRRC’s Successful End to Cross Country Season 11-Feb-2019

The Kent County Athletics Association Cross Country season came to a conclusion on Saturday. It has proved to be a successful campaign with cross country captain Adrian Moody managing strong turnouts at all events giving solid direction and coaching in the clubs second year back competing in this prestigious league.
At Norman Park, Bromley, the ladies were led home by Becks Macey in 7th place (23:32) with a 7th overall in the league and 4th in the woman’s masters, a very impressive first season in cross country.
Chris Costiff was 32nd on the day (26;24) with sister Gill O’Connor 44th (27:23). The result ensured the light blue of ADRRC was the dominant colour on the podium with Chris and Gill 1st and 3rd in the woman’s masters 55 league for the season.
A strong team performance on the day with contributions from Sandi Mortimer 60th (28:52), Jaclyn Kay 75th (30:50), and Lucy Johnstone 82nd (33:28) gave the club 5th in the 3 to score completion and 4th in the 6 to score.
This placed the ADRRC ladies team in 7th place in the 3 to score league and 4th in the 6 to score.
The men’s team were very well represented with 17 runners competing on the day. A well timed return to the team saw Robert Latala finish 18th (35:52). Jon Pearce with a trademark determined run delivered 40th place (38:38). Dan Green was close behind in 49th (39:47). Trevor Kay finished in 62nd place (40:37) and Jonny Wells, fighting back from sickness 65th (41:00), gave Trevor and Jonny 8th and 9th places in the league. Andrew Noble continues his excellent form in 68th (41:12), snapping at his heels was club captain Scotty Lynch in 70th (41:23). Adrian Moody, getting quicker with every race, finished 88th (42:28). Consistent running from Scotty and Adrian was rewarded with 8th and 9th places respectively in the Masters 50 league.
Paul Ridley 98th (43:19), Mark Attenborough 102nd (43:47), Keith Haynes 104th (44:08), and Mark Harrison 102nd (43:47) gave ADRRC 4th place on the day in the 12 to score competition.
Club runners Richard Baker 124th (45:50), Carl Ireland 126th (45:57), Robin Butler 130th (47:02) after a nasty fall during the race, Neil Woodham 134th (48:03) in his first race and Adrian Beresford 135th (48:18), gave strength in depth all contributing to the result on the day and protected the league position.
In the clubs second season back in the league ADRRC finished 4th in the 4 to score competition and 3rd in the 12 to score.
On Sunday at the ADRRC 10K Robert Barton finished in 20th with a time of 40:58, Terry Sellen was 128th in 49:57 and Shaun Snowwolf-Harris 163rd with 52:31.
By Paul Moses