XC overview – 7th/8th December

European XC championships

Izzy Fry produced a fantastic race performance representing GB in the U20 Women’s European Cross Country Championship in Lisbon, Portugal to finish in 6th position.

Izzy was the 1st finisher of the 6 Great Britain athletes in a field comprising of around 100 of the best cross country runners across Europe and as a result earned a team Gold medal!

Congratulations Izzy, everyone at Newbury AC are so proud!

South of England masters XC championship

Congratulations to Jessica Franklin who was crowned South of England V40 Masters Cross Country Champion on Saturday over the women’s 6km course at Horspath, Oxford.

The Men had 8 athletes racing the 10km course:

  • Andrew Ind was 5th V45
  • Phil Marshall was 11th V40
  • Martin Walker was 18th V45
  • Irwin Fairclough was 9th V60
  • Nige Popplewell was 21st V50
  • Wayne Lillis was 22nd V50
  • Andrew Russell was 31st V40
  • Geoff Anderson was 11th V65

Tadley XC

Six Newbury AC runners took on the Tadley Xmas XC race on Sunday with good success. Rachel Allen, Laura Buchanan and Steve Ferriday won the team prize, with Rachel 2nd female and Laura 3rd female overall. Philippa Cass returned to racing to pick up the first V35 women trophy and was joined by Julie Kaesser who was 3rd V45 and Chris Hobson.

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