After the snow, ice and freezing conditions last weekend, much kinder conditions greeted our athletes at this popular event, held at Stubbers, which involves nearly two hundred runners in each of the four races.
In the Year 8 race over 3.5K, the race developed into a two-horse tussle with our own Jimmy Geller battling it out with Will Steadman, the Chelmsford runner, over the hills in the first part of the course. During the second part of the course around the lake, Steadman gradually got away with Jimmy closing him down towards the end with a frantic sprint that left our lad just three seconds behind. With the first sixteen selected to run for Essex at Horsham next month, Jimmy bagged yet another county vest. Nathan Wright was never too far back with a fine 7th spot. Next home, gaining his first county vest, was Ben Savidge who ran strongly throughout and he totally deserved the selection. New member Chris Richardson was 43rd and Archie Sherrin 52nd.