Our enthusiastic coach arrived just after 1pm ready to get on the start line, the ladies exited the coach first as their race started at 1:30pm
Changing and toilet facilities were basic but good, marshals were a plenty and the atmosphere was buzzing, time for a quick warm up and head to the start line.
The going was very muddy but not wet, the terrain was mainly grass with just a few paths to cross over, the first small lap was easy as it was all on grass, the 2nd and 3rd laps were longer and took a steep slope next to the running track, I found this very hard to manage as I just kept running down the slope rather than across it. I finished last but am just glad I finished as I haven’t taken part in a XC race in over a year and only attended 1 XC training session this season.
The men’s race was very exciting, they took on the same course as the ladies but had 3 of the longer laps instead of 2, lots of MFRC men taking part and they all looked strong as they ran past.
A fantastic race and brilliant venue
Race Report:- Elaine
Massey Ferguson Individual Placings