Welsh Castles Stormed
A formidable battalion of club soldiers took on the Welsh Castles Relay on the weekend of 12/13 June. They battles mountains and vales to finish 6th open team and 7th overall (a vets team finished 4th). This was a place improvement on last year and over an hour faster!
Among the highpoints of another memorable weekend athletically and socially, the team had two impressive stage winners. Simon Mills became King of the Mountains over his tough mountain leg and Paul Green also won his mountain stage over the Brecon Beacons. Not long after his 2:19 London Marathon and a week after he qualified (again!) for the European Uphill Mountain race in Slovenia (July) at Latrigg in the Lake District. (He earlier also finished fourth at the inter-county Fell Championships in Wales), Gaz Raven finished a classy second over his tough 13-mile mountain stage. So good were our mountaineers that, add their accumulative times of all six mountain stages, and they finished a tremendous third to Serpentine AC and Thames Hare & Hounds
Other impressive performances were Steffan North in his 12.8 long stage that was won last year by Matt Bond. He led most of the way only to be pipped to the post.
There are also reports of excellent runs by the 'girls' especially Jo Street and Jenny Flanagan.
A full report, photos and video on the weekend will appear soon so watch this space (Fechin Mc Cormick)
Posted 02/01/2012 22:13