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Under the leadership of Hadley, myself, Eastside regular Blair Tupp and a couple of medics, our job was to manage the back 3rd of the field.
This years Club Road Champs was held on a private road at 400 Raynes Road.
Events results viewed here
Some great running from Hawks had us dominating the field both in numbers and placings.
As we all know though, XC is brutal…
Results from this weeks club event.
The club cross country champs was an open event this year.
This was a standard format relay of one 3km lap of the Arboretum for each runner.
In atrocious conditions running was tough, and stories of hypothermia and the inability of fingers and hands to function were the rule, not the exception.
The wind was absolutely blowing and made it even harder no matter where you were on the course…
The numbers were up to over 1000, the temperatures were down to below 10.
There were many similarities to the annual Hawkettes weekend away – beach, shops, wine and laughter – but first you had to race.
There was lots of sunshine, no wind and the track was firm underfoot.
This is the current points standing after the first 2 club based races it looks pretty tight at this stage.
Fast forward… on the start line and what a buzz, the UTA is a monster of an event and the atmosphere was pumping.
With the weather playing it’s part this year and shining down on us we had a great showing of runners turn up…
While everybody has their own goals and aspirations, our run of the day went to Cecilia Flori…