Race Day 2: Glos Cross Country League, Old Down, 14.12.19

Race Day 2 of the Gloucestershire Cross Country League saw runners from all over the county descend on Old Down near Thornbury to slog it out over the muddy parkland there. After torrential rain in the preceding days the ground was churned up from the start and conditions deteriorated with each race, adding to the challenge!

CLC Striders men didn’t manage to put a full team out on this occasion, but the ladies more than made up for that.

First home in 12th place overall and as 1st LV35 was Liza Bradshaw in 33:34, cementing her autumn return to cross country in style. Only three places behind her in 15th was Karlien Heyrman in a time of 33:20. Three places behind her was Helen Knight in 18th place as 3rd LV40 in a time of 33:31. Making up the A-team scorers (all of whom finished in the top 50) on the day was Amelia Mullins in 45th place and a time of 36:36.

Fiona Brady-Miller and Emma Abbey also ran strongly for the club. And David James, competing as a super-vet MV65 finished 3rd in his category in a time of 36:01.

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CLC ladies at Old Down, from left to right: Emma Abbey, Helen Knight, Karlien Heyrman, Fiona Brady-Miller and Amelia Mullins