Majestic Travel Cross Country League.

Round 2; Bangor, 15/10/2005.

 

On Saturday a strong team traveled to Bangor for the second round of the Majestic Travel North Wales Cross Country League with excellent performances from all. Three ladies raced, with ever improving Angie Davidson coming home first, in an excellent time of 20 minutes 57seconds for 41st position overall. Second Harrier in, was Alison Guilemin, also running superbly at present, in a time of 22mins 19secs for 52nd. The team was completed by Julie Jones, who like Guilemin was running her first of two races over the weekend, and finished the grueling course in 27mins 55secs for 77th overall. In the menís race, Sean McCormack once again led his team home in 32mins 50secs finishing in 25th position overall, with Geran Hughes just eighteen seconds behind in 29th. Grahame Shone, in superb form at present, was next Harrier, finishing in 35mins 54secs for 66th overall, with Tim Cahill returning to racing after a little time off, proving that he had lost none of his speed, racing home in 36mins 28secs for 74th. Ed Reid was just 19 seconds further back in 79th position, with Richie Lee finishing just further back in 87th position (37mins 34secs) despite starting over two minutes behind everyone else. Roy Evans continued to improve off-road, finishing in 37mins 56secs, with Mike Hobday also taking well to the discipline, in 38mins 27secs for 106th. Rob Spotswood finished in 39mins 23secs (112th), while Emyr Evans, running his first cross-country race for the club, was just three places further back, in 40mins 11secs. Alan Lucas completed a record menís team of eleven runners, coming home in 47mins 22secs for 134th. The menís score of 360 and ladies score of 170 keep both teams in the hunt for promotion to the top division at the end of the season.

Ladies positions;

Name

Position

Time

Angie Davidson

41

20:57

Alison Guilemin

52

 22:19

Julie Jones

77

27:55

Ladies Team Total

170

 

 Mens Positions; 

Name

Position

Time

Sean McCormack

25

32:50

Geran Hughes

29

33:08

Grahame Shone

66

35:54

Tim Cahill

74

36:28

Ed Reid

79

36:47

Richie Lee

87

37:34

Roy Evans

93

37:56

Mike Hobday

106

38:27

Rob Spotswood

112

39:23

Emyr Evans

115

40:11

Alan Lucas

134

47:22

Menís Team Total

360

 

Images of Race

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The ladies get ready to start.

 

What a beautiful day for a race!

 

The sun shines brightly on the ladies start.

 

And they're off!

 

Julie and Alison start off well.

 

Angie looking strong.

 

Alison just turning into the woods.

 

Julie bites her tongue!

 

Angie out on her own.

 

Alison shines out.

 

Julie definitely enjoying herself.

 

Julie controlling her descent down the hill.

 

"Running like an egyptian!"

 

The men's sprint start, can'rt see any sign of Richie there!

 

Sean battles the crowd early on.

 

Geran and Grahame working their way through.

  Tim and Ed close together.
 

Mike, Rob, Roy and Emyr all together.

 

Alan going well despite injury.

 

Richie has given everyone a head start!

 

What is Sean doing ahead of Ted Partridge, that won't last for long!

 

Guess who's on Sean's heels again!

 

Tim running superbly.

 

Grahame hot on his heels.

 

Roy isn't going to let his legs get cold, or is he trying to prevent sunburn?

 

Mike passes in a blur!

 

Emyr going well.

 

Rob looks happy with things.

  Richie still trying to catch up
 

Sean going well on the top field.

 

Geran still close behind.

 

Grahame going superbly not far behind them.

 

Ed going well.

 

Grahame turns out of the football field for the last time.

 

Ed working hard.

 

Roy check the opposition.

 

So does Mike.

 

Richie decides its time to catch some people up.

 

Why is the ground so interesting?

 

Rob shines in the sun.

 

Alan stays in the shade.

 

Sean, close to the finish.

 

Geran, close to Sean!

 

Alan still looking happy.