Men’s XC Results Fixture 1 – Pittville Park


With injuries, illness, circumstance and the churn of life keeping a number of big K&D hitters out of the first cross country league fixture it looked like it would be a tough day at the office as the gents headed down to Cheltenham. 

Some excellent running from new blood, trusty showponies and back up cavalry kept K&D heads above water though and delivered a positive result. 

Double agent Joe Read showed his recent training with Birmingham Uni is working well as he put a number of his uni-mates to the sword with a 45th place finish. Run of the day though goes to Rob Yeates, a new K&D member who took to the XC team like a duck to water. Finishing third counter in 132nd and picking up valuable places.

Full Results:

Joe Read – 45th
Chris Sharp – 68th
Rob Yeates – 132nd
Darren John – 158th
Jack Bristow – 179th
Chris Thorley -183rd
Richard Dixon – 185th
David Carbutt – 208th
Danny Malone – 221st
John Collins – 233rd
Greg Turner – 253rd
Pete Austin – 270th
Richard Drakeley – 295th

With 13 men out all our men contributed to helping either the A or B team showing the value of getting as many runners as possible out for XC races.

Our Men’s team sit in 12th out of 16 teams after 1 race – a fantastic result considering the big names missing – though we can’t rest on our laurels. While our B team are 12th – with 4 teams not managing to field a B team it shows the great commitment from our gents.

Onwards to Trentham at the start of next month! If you’d like to be involved please speak to Torsten or Darren. Its jolly good fun.