[Now updated with women's race report]
The saying “when it rains, it pours” has never rung truer than for WGEL’s men’s cross country squad, who faced driving rain and a depleted A team as they took on the second race in the Start Fitness Met League series at Stevenage on Saturday.
With injury, illness and globetrotting adventures ruling out front-end talent such as Tom Phillips, Darren Southcott, Donatas Tumaitis and Angus Holford to name just a few, it was up to the rest of the squad to step up and deliver the goods.
Note: team standings are still being finalised by the league. An updated report will be published once the final team results are known.
As with the first fixture at Claybury, new signing Joe Townsend was first across the line in 18th. Matching his position from the first race is a sterling effort, given Stevenage once again featured its traditional influx of high quality guest runners from Cambridge University to add to the already excellent field.