Written by: Paul Moses
43 mile Country to Capital Ultra from Wendover to Paddington
So, its a breezy wet weekend in January. There’s not many people who would think its the ideal time to do a multi-terrain ultra. Edward Roger and Darren Fagg certainly thought it was a good idea.
Ed keeps going back to this classic event and completed the 43 miles over a mixture of hills, tow paths, and wet trails snaking its way from Wendover to Little Venice in 9 hours 27 minutes.
The Kent cross country championships
The Kent cross country championships is not an easy race, but it is a rewarding race. Its a credit to A&D that we have 24 runners who donned the blue vest and took up the challenge at Brands Hatch.
It’s hard to believe this is Luke Roberts first season at cross country. Luke keeps improving with every race and in an extremely competitive field finished 11th in the V40’s. Paul Crisp was just behind Luke and was 6th V45. Both Luke and Paul finished in the top100. Next over the line was Paul Moses, 5th in V55.
Good to see Alex Francis having a solid race, its been a long time recovering from injury and this was a good indicator of a return to form.
Mark Harrison was next home improving with every xc. Steve Hodges really dug deep putting aside injury to put in a strong and determined run.
Cross country is a team event and Scott Lynch, Adrian Moody, Julius Samson, Adrain Beresford and James Booth ensured we were placed well for 10th in the 6 to score and 7th in the 12 to score.
Saxons Vikings & Normans Events
Portsmouth Half Marathon
Steve Hickman made a visit to the South Coast and completed the Portsmouth half marathon in 2:13:23
Park run tourism quite literally took off over the Christmas period with Andrew and Lucy Johnstone taking in the glamour of the Morecambe park run, Emma Jenkins and Will Wittington on a tour of Kent and Luke Roberts nipping out to Rockingham in Western Australia to stretch his legs.