With just next Sunday’s Presteigne fixture to go, leading standings in the Courier winter cups are as follows. As a reminder, the male WOODFORD GREEN CUP competition works like this, 20 points for first Courier, 19 for 2nd and so on in each of the 5 cross countries, each individual’s points being added together to determine his total. It’s the same for the JOHN NORTON TROPHY for the women, with 10 points the max in each race. Medals for top 3 in each competition, to be presented with the cups for the two winners at AGM.


1.Mike 72

2.Ross 69

3.Jake 61

4.Matt 59

6.Ben 55

7.Tim 51



1.Amy 30

2. Kerry 18

3. Becky 16


First of all, it’s great to see the new names in the lists. Added to the above, there is also Barry Reynolds who after his fine NYD 10K, had a superb run at the Rotherwas fixture, leading for a good while and finishing a close second to speedy Tim Iveson. The course suited him better than Croft, but even there, in the mud, he was a remarkable 6th but beaten by Matt on that occasion. Ross too has run well and is the leading junior man in the League. Further up the age scale, Tim has been performing brilliantly, dominating the V55’s, as trying to hang on to Eliot and co in training bears fruit.

We have the potential to do well in the women’s team comp. but have not always managed to field a full threesome. Amy is around the top 10 and Kerry would be in line for a V35 medal if she’d managed to do more races. Becky has also been well up and at Rotherwas the team was 4th. Taking account of the winning team at the NYD10K, Roxanne, Naomi and Sheryl it’s clear we potentially have a strong pool of female runners.

In the men’s team event, we’ve been inconsistent, managing 2nd at Rotherwas but as low as 7th at Monkhall. We’re 4th overall now but could improve with a good turnout at Presteigne.

Finally, please do publicise your results on the blog. There’s nothing like the first hand account of races to inspire and motivate teammates!


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