On 24 January 2016 In Running News

Brothers in Arms

Men’s XC – Birmingham League Div 1 race 3, Coventry – 16th Jan 2016

Despite being several men down, the BRAT guys put in a real team effort at Coundon Park to finish 9th. We had 22 BRATs running plus Jort and Rob sorting out the discs at the finish, and great work around the course by Raggy on vocals !! Thanks for the help and support lads. Thanks also to Julia and Michael for the photo.

All our A team scorers were inside the top 100 which is always a good sign, and this resulted in a solid score of 444 points, to give us 9th place on the day which has kept us in 7th place overall with one race to go. The six scorers were Ed Banks 32nd Tim Carter 72nd, Chris Ashford 74th, Martin Matthews 77th, Kelton Aldridge 93rd, and Karl Welborn 96th. It was really good to see a nice mix of established runners and new faces fighting their way into the scoring six. Well done all on these performances.

The B team places were grabbed by Rene Vergo 117, Huw Jones 128, Thanos Tsolakis 130, Ciaran Connor 134, Chris Grimley 146 and Toby Close 156 to give a team score of 811, and 5th place on the day. We slip one place in the table but still lie in a healthy 5th position overall. Good work guys, keep it up.

Andy Robbins 168, Ben Beaumont 175, John Ridgway 181, Adam Western 189, Nick Forrest 196, Martin Ludford 216, Michael Gilbride 220, Rob Ryan 239, Richard Carney 241, and David Sansom 242 were the other BRAT finishers giving good depth to the squad.

Full results with times are available at www.birminghamccleague.co.uk

The final League race is at Wolverhampton on 13th Feb, let’s finish the season in style!

Martin Ludford

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