Clearly the Club Championship was dominated by Veteran athletes this year in the Mens and Ladies. Thirty four men and thirty four ladies took part.
The Ladies champion was Nicola Carter, who had the title sewn up by mid summer with the improving Sima in second place just seeing off Dawn, who was within three points of her and Andrea Price was fourth. These four Ladies were the only ones to do enough qualifying races. Pamela, Clare and Judith,all won one race on the age grading system, Guy Fawkes 10, York 10k and club Time Trial respectively.
The mens title was taken by Ian Mitchell, again by mid-summer. Excellent late season form from Conrad saw him take second place by one point from consistent performer Martin in third. James finished just outside the medals in fourth place, seeing off the challenge of Dan and Andy. Frequent racer Julian was seventh. Only these runners completed six events or more. Well done to Bill Kirkpatrick, who in his one Championship event – the Abbey Dash – jumped into 24th position.
Next year in the mens, Simon, Guy and Keith could easily challenge for the title, presuming they can get the races in and remain injury free.
Finally WELL DONE to all.
My best recall of the season, watching the fantastic effort put in by every Strider into regaining the Mob Match Shield at Burton Leonard.