Sue Davies, Sue Powell and Liz Bowers have just returned from a great relay competition in Long Eaton, competing against the best in the land (including Telford AC and Claire Martin, who at 45 is still winning the Home Countries X-C women’s race). Although their combined age gave them an average age of over 56 yrs old, they had to compete in the over 45 category, since the two younger runners weren’t yet 55. Nevertheless they all ran strongly, and consistently ( their stage times being within 2 seconds of each other), and were by the end closing in on much stronger, bigger clubs.
So, congratulations to all three, and thanks too to their chauffeur on the day, Martin.
A look at the results in detail shows that they beat both Sale and Birchfield Harriers, and had they been entered in the 55 category (their average age being 56), they would have been 3rd, and bronze medal winners. I think too that we could have entered a men’s over 65 team that would have won bronze.