L&D xc entries


Hi all – If anyone would like to participate in the above XC race then please contact Adair, email h99adair@aol.com with Name and DOB and Category only.

I have been asked to send the entries off ASAP so please let me know by Friday 28th January if you wish to run. Any other questions just ask


Cheshire xc championships

Well done to everybody who took part in the Cheshire Championships XC at the weekend.

It was a muddy course, designed by Julian from Spectrum, with zig-zag funnels through puddles and some disappearing and reappearing logs to jump over and many small hills to climb, on the multi-lap course at Birchwood Forest Park.

It was four laps for the senior ladies and five for the men. Full result, although provisional for now can be found here


So it is with great delight I can inform you that our ladies vets secured 2nd place overall! (Jane, Janet and Rachel). Be sure to congratulate them.

Brilliant running from Janet Robertson saw her secure first place V40 and Jackie Keasley following strongly behind was 3rd V50. Well done.

Ladies positions as follows:

14th JANE ASHBROOK              41:56

20th JANET ROBERTSON         43:53

25th RACHEL ARNOLD              46:31

32nd JACKIE KEASLEY                49:37

Mens positions as follows:

26th ADAIR BROUGHTON       45:37

72nd STEVE RILEY                        51:28

106th PHIL GILLARD                    57:49

115th ANDY SMITH                      1:00:12

Thanks also to Ian Landucci for turning up but suffered an injury mid race and to Joe for his usual and brilliant support on course.

Edit: Mick Charman, formerly of this parish, was there with camera. Pictures starting to appear here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mickcharman/sets/72157625786681228/. More to come…

Cheshire XC champs cancelled

Sad news of two victims of the snow – the Cheshire Champs on Jan 9th are off. We’re pretty sure that Sunday’s xc at Runcorn Town Park (10th) has also fallen by the wayside. More news of replacement dates when we have it. For anyone not too worried by the snow, I’d urge you to strap on some decent shoes and have a go – be sensible, but it shouldn’t cancel your running altogether (see the night run post!)