Marc Davies at Acklam XC 061013 – race report

The first Cross Country race of the season, and our first (Bev and Marc Davies).
Arriving at Aklam looking for fellow Thirsk & Sowerby Harriers on an unseasonably warm day we found just two other men and three ladies – meaning at least a ladies team would be made.

The racing was arduous and seemed far harder than the road runs and evening league fixtures. The women race was a two-lapper at 3.5miles and the men’s virtually 4 laps at 6.2miles. Results were :-

Pat Kirby 32nd in 28:06, Carolyn Morrison 35th in 28:33 Christine Burn 63rd in 34:45 and Bev Davies 69th in 41:12 – there were 70 finishers. The team were 9th.
Stephan Tomaszewski 33rd in 44:14, Rob Burn 59th in 47:01 and finally Marc Davies 97th in 54:31 – there were 103 finishers.
Bev and I were consistent as nearly last in both ladies and gents races and definitely ‘enjoyed’ very hard racing, but it’s the taking part that’s important.

I was given a Superman T-shirt for a recent birthday which I wore afterwards…the size fitted, the sentiment perhaps not.


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