Birmingham League Div 1, Race 3 – Warley Woods, Sat 15th January


Rugby & Northampton AC Mens team were in action at Warley Woods, Birmingham in the third round of the Birmingham & District Cross Country League Div.1.

They went into the race lying in 9th spot in the league and over a 6-mile course they were once again led home by the newly crowned Northants champion Haydn Arnall who finished in 14th place with a time of 30 mins 14 secs, which puts him seventh overall in the individual competition with one race remaining. William Gardner won bronze at the County Champs, and he produced another good run to claim 29th spot in 30:53 with Jack Bond 30 seconds behind in 41st position. Making his league debut for the club was 23-year-old Andrew Johnstone and he crossed the line in an excellent 44th place on 31:28 with veteran Lewis Cherry running a best ever 108th in 33:40 to make the scoring six for the first time and Stephen Marks completing the team in 114th spot (33:52). R&N’s seventh place on the day also moved them up to seventh overall.

Completing the course for the B team were Adrian Kaczmarek (167th in 35:47), Duncan Birtwistle (171st in 36:03) and Vince Carroll (187th in 36:51).

The final race of the season is on Sat 19th February at Leamington.


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By ad-bryac / Administrator on Jan 24, 2022