Sunday 11th March at Nesscliffe
Having come so close to reaching the final last year, I could see the determination on our faces to try and qualify this year.
It was an encouraging response from members to run, we had 32 entries which was our biggest for a few years and even more than the final in 2016!
We were up against our usual rivals - Walton Chasers (who beat us by 2 points last year) Wrekin and EYRI.
But we found out that Chasers hadn't sent a full team as they were already in the final as hosts, so it was just us against Wrekin and ERYRI.
There was some excellent performances, these were our points:
|Martin Pigott||Short Brown||97|
|Rich Pigott||Short Brown||96|
|Diane Mitson||Blue women||99|
|Catherine Bushnell||Blue women||98|
|Clare Baron||Blue women||96|
|Elizabeth Bales||Green women||97|
|Morlich Barnett||Green women||96|
|Dave Bales||Green men||97|
|Henry Morgan||Green men||96|
|Gerry Riley||Green men||93|
|William Barnett||Green junior||100|
|Ceri Taylor||Green junior||98|
|Paul Graetz||Short green||100|
|Marian Denham||Short green||98|
|Judy Douglas||Short green||97|
|Barbara Farr||Short green||95|
|Austin Farr||Short green||94|
|Peter Yoxall||Short green||92|
|Jean Rostron||Short green||88|
Unfortunately our other runners were disqualified - Rob Moody, Andrew Rowe, Jim Cooke, Neil Woodley, Geoff Hollins, Denise Broom
I would like to give a special mention to our 3 juniors William, Ceri and Alex, who performed exceptionally in the tough terrain.
With our 13 counting scores, made up of a maximum of 2 from each course, we got 1278 points to claim victory!
Put the date in your diary, now we can look forward to the final on Sunday 21st October at Abraham's Valley, hosted by Walton Chasers.