North of England Cross Country

posted 30 Jan 2015, 14:15 by Spen A.C.   [ updated 17 Mar 2015, 12:16 ]
Spenborough Athletics Club's senior men's team finished of what has been their best cross country season in recent years by placing 43rd of the 58 teams in the North of England Cross Country Championships at Pontefract race course on Saturday.

While not at full strength all of the runners performed well with Kevin Ogden leading them in finishing 130th of the 700 runners. In his first year as a senior Simon Bolland set himself up for good runs in the future with an encouraging 218th position. Other Spenborough runners were Gerard Skippins (356th), Ian Ogden (445th), Lee Dolman (599th) and Mick Dransfield (624th). The race was won by Andrew Davies from Stockport with Olympic Triathlete Champion Alistair Brownlee finishing second.

In the senior women's race Natasha Geere finished 121st of the 342 finishers and Paul Davis was 40th of the 69 finishers in the very competitive men's under 20 race.

Pictures: Paul Davis, Kevin Ogden, Ian Ogden and Simon Bolland