OD RUNNERS HELP ENGLAND VICTORY

 England has won Interland 2011 in Germany this weekend thanks to terrific contributions from 6 club members. The 6 way event, between Germany, France, the Netherlands and two Belgian teams, was held at Lubbecke near Osnabruck in Germany on steeply forested terrain. 

Congratulations to silver medallist Sophie Kirk W20 on the 7k 275m climb course in a time of 1.04.21mins coming 2nd to Englandโ€™s Lucy Butt. Bronze medals were awarded to 3 club runners: Aimee Morse W14, representing England for the first time, who clocked 39.03mins on the 3.2k 115 m climb course, Lesley Ross W40 6.8k 275m in 1.05.06mins and Sheila Carey W60 tying on 3rd place in 40.29mins on the 3.2k course with 115m climb. Robert Gardner M20 came 4th on the 8.7k 335m climb course in 1.03.35mins and Matt Elkington M16 was 7th on the 6.8k 275 climb course in 54.37mins.  

At the Welsh Championships this weekend in Swansea there were great performances by the winners of their courses: Anne Straube W35 in 61.27mins, Liz Phillips W45 in 68.39mins, Hilary Simpson W70 in 54.30mins and Trevor Simpson M70 in 50.38mins. 

Stephen Elkington was 2nd in 50.02mins and Tom Ross 3rd in 51.46mins on the M14 course. Harrison McCartney M14 competed on the M16 course coming in 2nd in 51.07mins. On the W16 course Tamsin Alcock was 2nd in 72.26mins and Elizabeth Davies 3rd 77.20mins. Elizabeth Furness was 3rd on the W55 course in 65.13mins. 

Julie Emmerson W16 won the Blue course in 59.53mins, Patrick Roddy M18 2nd in 61.00mins and Daniel Roth M40 was 3rd in 65.04mins. Helen Elkington W18 was 3rd on the Green course in 52.03mins and mother Mel W50 was 3rd on the Short Green course in 48.47mins. 

Several club members travelled to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire and ran round the country park and amongst some good results Ella-Rose McCartney W12 scored well coming 3rd in 24.08mins on the 2.7k Orange course.

7th March 2011

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