Men’s Team consolidate mid table position
On Saturday 1st December, Rugby and Northampton fielded another youthful team in the second Birmingham League Cross Country match at Warley Woods in Birmingham. George Goodwin produced another stellar performance to clinch 11th position in a high-class field. George started with the second chasing bunch and held his position till the end of the race. The second scorer was Dominic Jones, making a welcome return to the team. Dominic finished in 27th position which bodes well for coming races. The third runner for R and N was Stephen Marks, in one of his best cross country races to date, finishing in 83rd position. 4 places behind Stephen came 800m specialist Adan Wright, making his debut over the 6-mile race distance. The 5th scorer for R and N was Finn Hutton, who improved by 100 positions from the first race, showing recent training is paying dividends and the team was rounded off by Alasdair Gardner.
The B team also ran well with Vince Carroll and Iain Botheroyd showing their experience as Masters whilst the younger generation was well represented by Adam Bebbington, Adrian Kaczmarek, Zak Allen, and Oliver Harvey. The squad was completed by Terry Egan, running in his 120th Birmingham League race and Adrian Reast
After two of the four races, R and N are currently lying in 8th of the 16th teams and will look to improve this position in the home race at Abingdon Park on Saturday 12th January
Iain Botheroyd & Zak Allen