B’ham XC League: Men Dig In


With the women storming their Division it was up to the men to follow in their footsteps. Despite it being a day that involved Danny Malone ending up in A&E, Chris Thorley throwing up, Sharpey recovering from Man Flu, Darren still being RIP in Pieces and Chris Morgan in the Arctic Circle on his Mega Yacht the men dug in to end the day in third place in the league. Not quite the highs of race one’s win, but enough to consolidate their promotion chase on a difficult day. 

Good news that Danny’s ankle wasn’t broken came through later. The men wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully the swelling and ligaments are already on the mend!

The race itself saw Chris Sharp finish 7th over all again. Leading the K&D pack. Again every man took points off either the opposition’s A or B teams which shows the value of getting as many runners out as we can. Even when we are a little under the weather. There is plenty left to play for over the next 2 fixtures. 

Men: The next fixture is nice and local. Leamington Spa on 12th Jan. 

(Remember too that the Warwickshire XC Champs are on 5th Jan. A perfect warm up! let Torsten, Jo Tork, Darren John, Chris Sharp, Rosie Marsh, Emma Horsefield know if you want to run – or just comment under this on Facebook)

In the battle of numbers the K&D Women and Men tied at 18 runners each on Saturday.

Full Results: 
7th – Chris Sharp 
11th – Rob Yeates
24th – Gareth Wainwright
42nd – Torsten Roesler
63rd – Simon Bentley
68th – Gary Polhill
70th – Richard Dixon
74th – David Carbutt
82nd – Jack Bristow
94th – Greg Turner
96th – Michael Swann
115th – Nick Woolley
122nd – Paul Bentley
141st – Pete Makepeace 
173rd – Max Gimson
174th – Darren John
178th – Ian Voaden
181st – Phil Wood