National Cross Country Championships:
In a race that has gone down as perhaps the muddiest and most brutal on record, with the course even having to be shortened as ambulences could not reach certain sections, three DUAXC fresher stalwarts did themselves proud. Alex Robinson continued his impressive recovery from injury with a top 50 finish, therefore beating (and gaining revenge for last term's Edinburgh defeat) on Patrick Vis, who still has a year left in the age group. The club's sole female representative, Sophie Smith also performed very well as she finished well up the field in the top 100.
And from a purely selfish point of view, I thought that I would praise my home club (the mighty Stroud AC) who came 3rd in the Junior Men's Team Race (and were just 4 points off 2nd and 11 off 1st) dispite the fact that their best runner, who was aiming for top 5 came 25th!
47th: Alex Robinson: 31:15 (Hercules Wimbledon)
64th: Patrick Vis: 31:40 (Southport Waterloo)
89th: Sophie Smith: 34:46 (Basingstoke and Mid Hants)
Durham City Tri Club Winter Series Duathlon:
A couple of club members decided to test their cycling/running skills against the triathletes at a Durham City organised duathlon event. After two strong runs, and a gutsy bike ride, Dan Jenkin held off DurhamTri Performance Club member James Wildgoose for the victory, while Pete Davison, after a solid first run, found the back to back bike and second run a little tough but still finished well in 14th, just behind training partner and Team Durham President, Kat Henderson.
1st: Dan Jenkin: 52:25: (Run 1 11:10 Bike 31:03 Run 2 10:12)
14th: Pete Davison 1:04:44 (Run 1 12:45 Bike 38:13 Run 2 13:13)
BUCS Indoor Championships:
See separate report.