Hampshire XC League, Stubbington 10k, Dirty Devil Duathlon

 

BAC Senior Mens' Team Prospect Park, Reading - Rob McTaggart, Josh King, Graham Robinson, Dave Long, Jon Sharkey and Steve Way
BAC Senior Mens’ Team Prospect Park, Reading – Rob McTaggart, Josh King, Graham Robinson, Dave Long, Jon Sharkey and Steve Way

Here are the BAC results for the Hampshire Cross Country League fixture at Prospect Park, Reading on Saturday 16 January 2016. This was the fourth of five fixtures for the 2015/16 season.
Individual results:
Senior/Veteran Men – 7. Dave Long 28.47; 10. Josh King 29.20; 14. Rob McTaggart 29.46; 18. Steve Way 30.05; 21. Graham Robinson 30.44; 29. Jon Sharkey 31.38; 110. Simon Hearn 37.19; 118. Steve Cox 38.24; 122. Simon Hunt; 149. Andy Gillespie.
Senior/Veteran Women – 15. Heidi Tregenza 21.38; 24. Nikki Sandell 22.18; 68. Louise Price 26.12; 74. Caroline Rowley.
U17 Men – 20. Brandon Meredith 21.14.
U17 Women – 5. Bridget Dence 15.31.
U13 Girls – 63. Anya Sandell 15.06.
Team results:
Senior Men (Division 1) – 3rd (of 10) on the day; aggregate 7th (of 10) for the season so far.
Veteran Men (Division 2) – 3rd (of 6) on the day; aggregate 4th (of 6) for the season so far.
Senior Women – 7th (of 16) on the day; aggregate 5th (of 12) for the season so far.
Veteran Women – 4th (of 8) on the day; aggregate 2nd (of 6) for the season so far.
Individual aggregate placings for the season so far:
Dave Long (8th Senior Man); Heidi Tregenza (7th Senior Woman); Nikki Sandell (5th Veteran Woman).
Well done to the Senior Men, who are now two places clear of the relegation zone, as a result of excellent results at Prospect Park and the previous fixture at Bournemouth, Dave Long, Rob McTaggart and Graham Robinson having competed in both.  A strong performance at the final fixture (Dibden Inclosure, 13 February) will ensure survival in Division 1 and could pull us further up the table. At long last BAC is on course for scoring Veteran Men, and Senior and Veteran Women teams for the first time for years! It would be good to see more youngsters at Dibden Inclosure, but well done to Brandon Meredith, Bridget Dence and Anya Sandell for flying the BAC flag at Reading. Bridget had a particularly good run to finish 5th after limited training this winter. Spare a thought for Jon Sharkey, who ran superbly to finish 29th, but still wasn’t in the scoring team, and for Caroline Rowley, who ran despite suffering from a cold, thus ensuring the Veteran Women maintained their 2nd aggregate position!

BAC Veteran Ladies at Prospect Park, Reading - Nikki Sandell, Louise Price and Caroline Rowley
BAC Veteran Ladies at Prospect Park, Reading – Nikki Sandell, Louise Price and Caroline Rowley

The next day, Sunday 17 January, Sanjai Sharma was amongst the 1600 or so competing in the Stubbington 10kSanjai ran a PB of 37.13 to finish an impressive 63rd.  This has propelled Sanjai to the top of the 10k Championship table.

Ross Smith (110) on his way to winning the Dirty Devil Duathlon
Ross Smith (110) on his way to winning the Dirty Devil Duathlon

On 16 January, Ross Smith continued his habit of winning duathlons in the BustinSkin Dirty Devil Duathlon, an event consisting of 5k run, 20k mountain bike and 5k run, all off road in the Bovington area.  Ross was the first of 115 finishers in a total time of 1.14.19.

BAC Veteran Ladies at Prospect Park, Reading - Nikki Sandell, Louise Price and Caroline Rowley
BAC Veteran Ladies at Prospect Park, Reading – Nikki Sandell, Louise Price and Caroline Rowley
BAC Senior Mens' Team Prospect Park, Reading - Rob McTaggart, Josh King, Graham Robinson, Dave Long, Jon Sharkey and Steve Way
BAC Senior Mens’ Team Prospect Park, Reading – Rob McTaggart, Josh King, Graham Robinson, Dave Long, Jon Sharkey and Steve Way