East Midlands Cross Country Series

Overnight rain topped up the mud levels at Holme Pierrepont before clearing away to leave fine weather for the second race in the East Midlands Cross Country Series. The course was technically demanding with slippery mud, deep sticky mud, uphill mud, downhill mud as well as brambles and tree roots to negotiate. Strength, technique, confidence and equipment are all tested when striking the balance between speed and remaining upright.

The men race over 5.6 miles and first to finish was Simon Palmer 45:42 then Peter Davis 47:09, David Cross 47:58 and Darren Watkin 49:11. Jason Cobb was next in 54:38 followed by Andy Scott 54:42, Andy Sirrs 55:01, Noel Henderson 55:08, Graham Welsh 55:40, Steve White 59:56, Jason Priest 70:10 and Thomas Cragg 72:38.

First to cross the line in the 3.1 mile ladies race was Philippa Clarke 27:37 then Lesley Butlin 33:58, Kath Scott 33:59, Tracey Partridge 35:38, Gemma Latham 38:53, Stacey Atkins 39:30, Anthea Moisey 45:50 and Jenny Palmer 45:51.

After 2 rounds Ladies Senior are 7th from 11 teams, Ladies Veterans 11/12, Men Veterans 8/11. Well done everyone and thanks Charlotte Palmer for collating results other Striders family for support and photos.