Shrewsbury Athletic Club runners have made a successful start to their campaign in their second year in the North Staffordshire Cross Country League, at Winsford, Cheshire on Saturday. After finishing second and securing promotion to Division 1 in their first season last year, the Men's team of six stormed to 2nd place out of the ten teams, spearheaded by Matt Hall, who was just edged into 4th place, looking to match his 3rd Individual Male runner for the Series which he achieved last year. He was followed by James Hickinbottom in 10th place and Steve Waters in 20th place, with Rob Fox 24th, Carl Aveyard 31st and Richard Mckenna 38th, making up the team scorers. Pete Savill, last year's 1st Veteran Over 60, competed, finishing 216th, despite an ongoing battle with an achilles problem. Zac Mckenna finished 15th in the Under 11 Boys' Race in 9/08.
In the Women's Race, Naomi Cook impressed in 33rd place in her first cross country for the Club in 23/41, with Grace Hough 217th in 42/45.
4 Matt Hall 27/10, 10 James Hickinbottom 28/00, 20 Steve Waters 28/47, 24 Rob Fox 29/07, 31 Carl Aveyard 29/38, 38 Richard Mckenna 29/55, 46 Hassan Mohammed 30/10, 55 Kevin Francis 30/29, 92 Matt Wooden 32/03, 211 Mike Thomas 37/26, 216 Pete Savill 37/37.
Next fixture will take place on Saturday 27th October at Stafford Common.
Chris Wakeman had a successful day at the Rodbaston 10K Race, a 10K cross country course at Rodbaston Hall, Penkridge, where he finished 18th and 1st Veteran Over 60 in a time of 46/33.
Photo. Men's Team from Winsford. Back Left to Right: Matt Hall, Carl Aveyard, Rob Fox, Hassan Mohammed, Mike Thomas, Pete Savill, Matt Wooden. Front Left to Right: James Hickinbottom, Steve Waters, Richard Mckenna, Kevin Francis.
In the Gallery. Women's Team from Winsford: Left to Right: Grace Hough, Naomi Cook.