Bearbrook runners in fine fettle at MK

Bearbrook Running Club's ladies team
Bearbrook Running Club's ladies team

Both Bearbrook’s ladies and the men’s teams did well in the third round of the Chiltern League Cross Country Championships.

The ladies came fourth and the men worked hard to come second at the latest meet held at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes.

Those who thought Milton Keynes was flat were in for a shock, as the course was undulating and described as tough, although the weather was just right.

Victoria Broadbent was first Bearbrook lady home (22.42) coming third overall. Lyn Garricks came 30th (29.45) with Sandy Hodges just behind in 31st (29.52). Deborah Martin was hot on their heels in 35th (30.57) while Jo Horton was 39th (31.31)and Gail Walshe 41st (32.21). Lisa Ripley (46th, 33.04) and Patricia Banert (48th, 34.44) completed the ladies’ team.

First Bearbrook man home was Owen Byrne in 20th who zipped round the course in 28.42. Next Bearbrook man was Mark Westall 25th (32.20). Wes Trigg followed 32nd (32.41), Graham Smith came 41st (33.25), Michael Fryer was 44th (33.45), Richard Barcock 55th (34.49) and Ian Higginson 56th on the same time, forming the scoring part of the team. At the midway point in this season’s series the team is doing well and looking forward to remaining fixtures.