Running the river of mud

15:23 15 February 2013

4 Trigs 5

4 Trigs 5

Archant

Liam Roberts raced in both the BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) cross-country championships in Leeds and a Birmingham Cross-Country League Division 1 fixture. He raced in the men’s B-race at BUCS, which was held as the final race of the day after close to 1000 competitors had already used the course.

By this point, the multi-lap, 7.5km course resembled a river of mud coursing its way around some playing fields. Liam struggled with the conditions underfoot and finished 63rd in 30:21.

At the Birmingham League the conditions were slightly better with half of the (approximately) 10km course being firm underfoot and the other half being somewhat less so. Liam fared much better here to come 27th in 34:56, his highest position by 10 places and a good move forward as he continues to regain fitness.

Lesley Adams ran the Stourbridge ladies 7k and got a prize for her age category W55. As it’s the only prize she has ever won Lesley was really pleased, especially as she beat her 2008 time by three minutes.

On Sunday Luke Reed took part in the Exeter Half Marathon. On arrival to the event, the organisers apologised that some of the course was flooded, so they had to change the route, making it more like 12 miles.

As it turned out the course change actually made it longer, 13.3 miles!

Reed went on to run a very solid race, averaging 6.17min per mile finishing in 1.23.40. 8th place out of 217 finishers. Richard Easton also had a superb race, finishing 12th and getting a PB in 1.26.14.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:46
Horse Racing generic picture

Taunton race goers have got three meetings to look forward to this month.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:46
Horse Racing generic picture

This coming weekend (March 8), will see the re-arranged East Cornwall Point-to-Point fixture take place at the popular track of Great Trethew, Menheniot, writes Donna Harris.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:45
Roller derby action

South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) B took to the indoor hall for the first time when they faced Plymouth City Roller Girls B in Barnstaple.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:43

Honiton weight lifter Chris Morgan has successfully defended his British Deadlift Championship titles.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:43
Thousands of runners leave the start line for this year's Grizzly. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref mhsp 7460-11-14AW. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on Photo Orders

The Grizzly athletic weekend started on Saturday with the Junior Grizfest runs that were exceptionally well attended, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:43

Sidmouth RC’s Justin Ashby was the victor in the Grizzly Cub Run taking 1:06:13, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read Sport

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition today E-edition



Honiton's trusted business finder