MWCCL Race 3: To Quote Tina Turner…


“Big wheel keep on turning 
Proud Mary keep on burning 
And we’re rolling, rolling 
Rolling on the river…”

We are rolling on full steam. K&D’s women once again rolled into town. Sitting pretty at the top of the table they shook off any pressure with a monumental display. Cruising through the course like a New Orleans Steamboat. Glam. Smooth. Powerful. A hilly Droitwich course was no match for our Women who once again proved to be the pick of the bunch racking up another match win to extend their lead at the top of the Midland Women’s XC League table.

There’s no secret. Just good people, a love of hard work and belief in their abilities.

Jane Evans (2nd), Rachel Gifford (3rd), Flick Sharp (5th) and Rosie Marsh (21st) contributed directly to a preposterous score of 31pts. Leaving second place Gloucester AC, on 73pts, more than doubling K&D’s score. While it’s 4 to score for the ‘A’ Team every place counts in Cross Country. With Gloucester scoring 12, 15, 18, 28 it put the pressure on but Rosie Marsh (21st) and Monica Green (23rd) responded to the pressure superbly.

Knocking massive points off the other teams were the closely packed pair of Mary Heald (32nd) and Jess Woolley (41st). K&D Stalwarts Claire Magee, Elaine Callinan and Jo Hitchcock fought a close battle in 83rd, 91st and 103rd while Jude Masfield (115th), Sarah Connors (130th), Amy Larsson (201st), Linda Whitehead (207th), Lissy Calvert (219th), Caroline Edwards (227th) Gail Partridge (240th) and Penny Taylor (241st) joined in the party atmosphere as they formed part of the match winning women’s team. And lets not foget a superb 3rd place for K&D women’s masters team. It was especially lovely to see a number of new faces making their K&D XC Debut. We hope they enjoyed the fun, facepaint, cake and victory!

We really can’t praise our K&D Women’s Team enough for the way they have seized this year’s opportunity. Remember you only have one race left to be part of a potential title-winning team. Not something you get to say very often. If you run, you contribute. That’s the rule in Cross.

The next race is 9th Feb, Gloucester. We really hope you’ll all consider the opportunity to turn out for our women and offer them your support by racing as part of a K&D Women’s XC Party. Gotta keep that big wheel turning…

Full Results:

2Jane Evans00:25:17
3Rachel Gifford00:26:57
5Flick Sharp00:27:15
21Rosie Marsh00:27:58
23Monica Green00:28:05
32Mary Heald00:28:46
41Jess Woolley00:29:34
83Claire Magee00:32:00
91Elaine Callinan00:32:32
103Jo Hitchcock00:33:07
115Jude Mansfield00:33:39
130Sarah Connors00:34:21
201Amy Larsson00:39:17
207Linda Whitehead00:39:44
219Lissy Calvert00:41:45
227Caroline Edwards00:43:05
240Gail Partridge00:44:35
241Penny Taylor00:44:36