Norfolk County Cross Country Championships – January 2023

We had 20 members running in this years XC Champs at Earlham Park on Sunday 8th January, taking part in the U/15, U/20 and Senior/Masters categories.

First up was Billy Eccles running in the U/15 category and in a tough, hard fought race Billy finished in an excellent 5th place.

Laurie Woods, running with the seniors and masters, but running as an U/20 was on good form yet again. This was his first outing at the County XC Champs and he finished in an excellent 6th place in 36.31.

We won a total of 9 medals from our other members, which was pretty good going given we had a weakened team due to illness and injury.

Medal winners were as follows:-

Simon Partridge 3rd M40-44 in 37.50
Phil Hurr 1st M65-69 in 43.24
Gail Hardingham 2nd W60-64 in 56.30

2nd vet Ladies team (35-49):
Joanne Watkins in 45.06
Fran Cooke in 45.29
Steph Laurence 46.33

2nd vet Mens team (50+):
Matt Stone in 41.32
Phil Hurr in 43.24
Peter Woods in 43.53

Our other members times were:

Simon Bales in 38.35
Matthew Crane in 44.52
Louise Paterson in 47.00
Al Ross in 48.04
Mark Crookes in 48.34
Peggy Baldwin in 49.47
Alice Grant in 50.11
Leanne Botwright in 55.02
Cee Cook in 56.15
Stephanie Ellis in 1.03.13

Well done and thanks to all who ran as some of you who were still feeling pretty rough after this virus.