Posted: 05/12/2016 at 13:30
Stop kidding us Skinny: You and Lit will be holding hands across the finish line and you know it.
Great performances all. Excellent progresses/returns to form.
Div 3 xc was a completely flat, fairly dry, three lapper down in Gloucester. I started sensibly and just held a consistent pace. At about 4 miles I was running with a clubmate and a King Heath runner (KHR). Kings Heath were in first place to our second after the first fixture, so he was the one to beat. I tried a few tentative surges over the next mile but he stuck with me. Then at about 5 miles my clubmate upped the pace but KHR stayed with my. I was feeling reasobly comfortable so I decided to let my clubmate go and bag the points and I eased off a little and just sat on KHR's shoulder until the final corner when I hit the gas and beat him comfortable.
Incredible race-craft!! I was please with that.
Unfortunately, we were still beaten by KH overall, and also Black Pear Joggers, who were particularly unimpressive in the first fixture, but beat us by about 40 points this time.
So we're still in second with BPJ in third. I think us three will go up but final positions will probably depend on how many runners BPJ field for the remaining fixtures.