Birmingham League Division 1, Round 4 – Sat 19th February

Haydn Arnall of Rugby & Northampton AC produced another terrific display of running in the fourth and final race of the Birmingham & District Cross Country League Div.1.

The race was held at Leamington’s Newbold Comyn and Arnall finished the 10k course in a magnificent 8th place to record his highest ever position in a time of 36 mins 17 secs. The performance saw him placed 4th overall in the final individual standings and he became the first R&N athlete for 12 years to lead home the club in all four races. The team finished in 11th place on the day, but they clinched 8th spot in the final league table to ensure a 10th successive season in division one next winter.

The next man home for the club was William Gardner in 17th place on 37.12 and he was followed by Ben Musgrove who achieved his highest position in 51st spot on 38:55. Duncan Birtwistle claimed 69th position on 39:42 and improving from the previous race was Lewis Cherry when he made the top 100 for the first time in 84th with 40:27. The scoring team was completed by veteran Vince Carroll (131st in 42:57).

Two other veterans achieved their best positions with Jonathan Taylor in 135th place on 43:03 and Richard Thomas ( 137th in 43:16).

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By ad-bryac / Administrator on Feb 21, 2022