Midland XC Champs Results

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Runner’s Beware: There are livestock on the course and puns in the report.

Due to some rather uncooperative livestock the men’s 12k XC Championship race became a rather elongated 15km. A shock to the system. One almost has to admire the stubborness of livestock who refuse to move when faced with a stampede of 377 men in short shorts. Stubborn Cow’s. Or Sheep. Or Pigs. 

Joe Read continued his excellent winter form, sow-ing up the first K&D runner home with a barn-storming 45th place. Excellent reward for turning out on a ‘fresian’ cold day. Mark Amyes was our other representative in the men’s race. Having ‘goat’ stuck in all winter he was happy as a pig in muck with a 1:14:42 finish. I ‘herd’ he had a good race. Glad to see he is being rewarded for pitching himself into many a cattle battle.

Proof if ever it was needed that a good winter’s cross country does no harm at all. Even in ‘foal’ weather and up to your ‘calf’ in mud.

Next stop is the final XC League fixture of the year followed by The Nationals.