Gloucestershire Cross Country League event on Peachfield Common – 31 October 2015

94 runners took part in the Gloucestershire Cross Country League event held on Peachfield Common and hosted by Malvern Joggers on Saturday, 31 October 2015.  There were slightly different courses and distances for the various age categories for both boys and girls ranging from Under 11’s, Under 13’s, Under 15’s and Under 17’s, followed by the Senior/Veteran Women and finally the Senior/Veteran Men.  The weather conditions were perfect, both for running and marshaling and there were some excellent performances on a very challenging, hilly course.

Malvern Jogger Juniors were represented by Grace Nolan (LU11 – 8:25), Alice Russell (LU13 – 18:51), Joshua Toon (MU13 – 18:56) and Nathaniel Toon (MU13 – 19:04).

In the Senior race, Malvern Jogger ladies were represented by Julie Caseley (35:37) doing 2 laps of the full course.  The Senior men had to run 3 laps of the full course and were led home by Neil Watts (43:55), followed by Ben Toon (45:54) and Ian Walwyn (49:12).  Steve Roode had to retire on his first lap due to injury.

There was a good turnout of MJs as marshals, well nourished by Annie’s cakes.  Julie

julie smiling at the top

Wally with a smile 2nd time around

Ben in good form 2nd time around