Croft, out to defend the team title won last year, had a good turnout for this first race, but a lot depended on whether Susan Marr was going to appear for Wye Valley: she didn’t and Stacey’s magnificent victory (31.57) 30 seconds ahead of John Pullen, well supported by Neil in 9th (35.30) and Dave A, 10th (35.52) combined with a good run from Sue (2nd lady, and 31st overall in 39.03) meant Croft were once again first team. Running competitively for Croft for the first time, Gemma had a really good run, fighting to keep going towards the end, but finishing 4th lady (pipped shortly before the finish), 38th overall in 39.29. Mark (12th, 36.15), Dave G (19th, 37.10), Gavin (21st, 37.22) and Gemma completed the B team who made 5th place, with the C team 7th (Suzanne, Richard, Pat and Guy). Brian D made a surprise appearance, but couldn’t beat younger brother Tom. Full results on results page.