Rotherwas – 4th race in winter league

Race Reports Winter league

A bright, dry day for the Hereford Tri club’s three lap, 2.2 mile, course around the fields beside the Wye. Being so low lying, and virtually without any variation in elevation, it provides some muddy sections, particularly over the second half of the course. Despite the lack of hills, both Croft A teams (male and female) strengthened their positions, with the men moving 56 points ahead of nearest rivals, Hereford Couriers, and the women (171) gaining a bit on second placed Couriers (164).

Matt again had a battle with Ludlow’s Ollie Perratt, but had to settle for second place after the two of them had opened up a gap on the rest of the pack. Gareth also had a good run, a short way behind in 5th, with Eric 7th and Mark 11th, thus ensuring 1st team place on the day. It was good to see Scott running for Croft again, and he managed to edge ahead of Jasper – our two rising young stars. We had another second place, in the women’s race, with Alice showing speed, and strength in the mud. Charlotte, back again after injury, showed she’d fully recovered, finishing in a fine 3rd place, with Kelly in 4th.

Interestingly (to me at any rate !) Jasper (21st) nearly matched his age (20), while dad Ashley (70th) also narrowly missed out in equalling his age (71).

1 thought on “Rotherwas – 4th race in winter league

  1. Close! They were our ages at the beginning of the Winter XC league, but Jasper is now 21 & I’m 72, both since November,

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