Bramley Article, December 2017

Mud and sweat sums up the cross country season.

SRC was well represented in the ECCA National Cross Country Relays, the East Midlands XC at Holme Pierrepont and the North Midlands XC at Corby.

At the East Midlands race a superb performance by the men’s vet A team saw them finish in second place out of 12 teams. The men’s vet B team came fifth out of eight, whilst the men seniors finished sixth out of 12 teams.  The lady vets had a good event finishing seventh out of ten, with the lady seniors putting on a spirited show coming eleventh out of 12.

Southwell was represented by two teams at the North Midlands league race, the ladies came in 12th on the day with the men’s team finishing in seventh place.

More to my liking would be the Valencia marathon, we were there last year and I had some lovely runs in the former river bed which is now a park with some beautiful futuristic buildings. Dick and Penny Durance took part in the marathon, there were issues with ‘sea food stomach’ which may have spoilt the event a little. However both finished and had a good time.

After a few more months of not running I picked up my running shoes again and ran three miles without stopping and felt all the better for it. So let’s not forget to fit in a bit of running in this very busy time.


The Lazy Runner