Thursday, 25 June 2009

Tebay Brit Champs Round 3

On Saturday another bunch of Eryri travellers made the 8 hour round trip to Tebay for the 3rd round of the British champs and the only medium length race of the series.

A nice set of hills, located right on the M6, on the eastern side as opposed to all the main Lakes hills on the western side.

The race itself was around 9 miles with 3000ft of climb, a gradual climb over uneven grassy terrain, before some a couple of good steep climbs, some nice airy contouring before a killer steep climb up the last hill and finished off with a 2 mile run in on a grassy track.

Both Eryri's men and ladies got a team out which means that the men are now placed in 4th - best placing for a few years, whilst the ladies are in 2nd behind Calder Valley.

The race itself had a superb field and could well be the best quality field of the whole calendar as it was also an English champs counter. Race winner was. Mercia's Simon Bailey in a new record of 1.09.44.

Eryri results:

Rich Roberts 18th, 1.15.01
Math Roberts 53rd, 1.22.44
James McQueen 84th, 1.26.23
Russell Owen 109th, 1.28.49
Arwel Lewis 113th, 1.29.21
Andrea Roberts 133rd, 1.31.29
Iain Ridgeway - stomach cramps - 163rd, 1.35.58
Becky Law 164, 1.36.02
Kat Spinney 175, 1.37.17
Richard Borne 201, 1.42.46
Annie Williams 204th, 1.43.41
Mike Blake, 210, 1.45.08
Maggie Oliver, 277th, 1.59.11
Wendy Trimbel 299th, 2.17.00

There were 309 finishers


Last race in the Brit champs is the only Welsh counter at Garn at the start of August.

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