A Weekend Double

Race report by David Phillips.

Well what a way to start the year with a double. 2 doubles so read on!

On Sat it was the combined Warks and Worcs XC Champs at Warley Woods near Smethwick, B’ham. It was the 3rd consecutive year there with races for boys and girls from under 13 to 20 and ladies and men from there on upwards. Masseys had teams for both sexes so well done everyone and the men came 3rd in the Senior Men’s race so brilliant stuff there.

The weird thing was the men’s race shown as 10k was only 5.4 miles. It didn’t bother me as I also got a record for being the 2 Counties Sweeper for the 4th consecutive year. Anyone beat that?

So a good hilly 4 lapper for the men then to the pub on the way home and an afternoon well spent.

On Sun it was Centurion Runners’ 5 miler in their Winter Series at Chelmsley Wood with a good turnout but only one Red and White there. The usual 2 and a ½ flat laps round the lake makes this an enjoyable event as you are never far from the finish. Again I made sure everyone finished but this time I had a double first. 1st Massey Runner and for the 2nd time a Sweeper in 2 days. Anyone beat that?

So a good start to the year and all the usual races have been booked so not many free Sundays.

Massey times:

Dave Phillips Warks XC 69.10 and Centurion 64.13