On 07 March 2016 In Running News

National XC Championship – 27th February 2016 – Men’s Race

With only the hardiest answering the call, just seven BRATs made it to the season’s finale at Donington Park in Leicestershire for the 129th English National XC Champs which took place on a testing course over undulating farmland, with over 1700 runners finishing the race, which was won by Jonny Hay of Aldershot Farnham & District. Arduous was the verdict of most finishers!

The BRAT team was a mix of youth and experience, with at least three of the team running in their first National. Well done to all and thanks for turning out to represent the club in this prestigious event. New recruit Tom Powell led the team home in an excellent 218th position followed by Ed Banks 262nd, Jon Undy 396th, Martin Cleaver 753rd, Andy Robbins 1052nd, Andy Piddington 1129th (the six counters), and Martin Ludford 1180th. We finished 55th out of 123 teams, so a respectable result but one which we can certainly improve on in the coming years.

Eloise's photos of the event can be found here.

The club season is now over but next Saturday (12th March) will see the Inter Counties Championship take place again on our doorstep in Cofton Park. Many of the top names of the national cross country scene will be on view, plus we have a number of BRAT runners selected for both the Warwickshire and the Worcestershire teams so why not come along to support. A few of us are helping with marshalling etc. as usual, but the organisers are still on the lookout for a few more volunteers to ease the load. If you are interested please get in touch.

Martin Ludford

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