County Relays


On a drizzly evening, 17 teams turned out, including 5 from Croft, to compete around the top orchard at Westhope. The senior men fielded 2 teams, finishing 1st and 3rd; Dan made a great start, so that the A team was first from start to finish, but that required a storming run from Nigel Mason ( 2nd fastest of the night ) and determined run by Dave R to hold off the ever closing Matt James, who really had the bit between his teeth (and his Tshirt round his neck). Dave A had a really good leg for the B team. The women’s over 45 team (Nicky, Karen and Rachel) fought really hard all the way, and were rewarded with winners’ medals. The men’s over 40 team was completed with the late addition of Frank (over 50), but nevertheless held on to their lead, established by Nigel M on the first leg, and maintained by Dave P on leg 2 and a gritty run from Frank on the anchor leg. The over 50 men’s team never looked like catching Couriers – Guy finished 38 seconds behind Steve Herington on leg 1 and although both Gary and Neil ran well, we were unable to make up the ground. A very enjoyable, and successful, evening which has revived the relay event.

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