Metropolitan League 6k (women): 11 February 2012

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Liz Wynn 23:45 SL Serpentine 6:22
2 2 Carla Denneny 24:18 SL Serpentine 6:31
3 3 Laura Denison 24:23 FV35 Serpentine 6:32
4 4 Helen Gaunt 25:07 SL Serpentine 6:44
5 5 Wendy Mathie 25:27 SL Serpentine 6:49
6 6 Amy Cope-Balchin 25:34 SL Serpentine 6:51
7 7 Laura Renshaw 25:45 SL Serpentine 6:54
8 8 Ilona Bagi 26:23 SL Serpentine 7:05
9 9 Lisa Pettit 26:41 FV40 Serpentine 7:09
10 10 Jennifer Bradley 26:46 SL Serpentine 7:11
11 11 Joanna Elferink 27:32 SL Serpentine 7:23
12 12 Caroline Ringrow 27:46 SL Serpentine 7:27
13 13 Beatrice Bonello 27:47 FV35 Serpentine 7:27
14 14 Melissa Brand 27:57 SL Serpentine 7:30
15 15 Richella Doyle 29:25 FV35 Serpentine 7:53
16 16 Valerie Metcalf 29:26 FV45 Serpentine 7:54
17 17 Cheryl Sacks 29:50 FV40 Serpentine 8:00
18 18 Sigrid Stangl 30:00 SL Serpentine 8:03
19 19 Stephanie Vaatz 31:23 FV35 Serpentine 8:25
20 20 Nathalie Vendette 32:03 SL Serpentine 8:36
21 21 Carole Wisdom 32:14 FV50 Serpentine 8:39
22 22 Teresa Griffith 32:51 FV50 Serpentine 8:49

Race conditions

Cold and sunny with some snow underfoot.

Report

Women's Division One Team Result

1 Highgate Harriers 224
2 London Heathside 190
3 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 189
4 Serpentine RC 179
5 Metropolitan Police 100
6 St Albans Striders 99
7 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 91
8 Serpentine RC 'B' 89
9 Mornington Chasers 70
10 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 44

Women's Division One League Positions

1 Highgate Harriers 1195
2 Serpentine RC 1117
3 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 1052
4 London Heathside 958
5 Serpentine RC 'B' 555
6 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 505
7 St Albans Striders 487
8 Metropolitan Police 386
9 Mornington Chasers 361
10 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 184

Women's Division Two Team Result

1 Enfield & Haringey 150
2 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 112
3 Thames Valley Harriers 110
4 Hillingdon 62
5 Highgate Harriers 'B' 52
6 Mornington Chasers 'B' 37
7 London Heathside 'B' 27
8 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 11

Women's Division Two League Positions

1 Enfield & Haringey 748
2 Thames Valley Harriers 682
3 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 670
4 London Heathside 'B' 516
5 Hillingdon 402
6 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 401
7 Highgate Harriers 'B' 340
8 Garden City Runners 234
9 Mornington Chasers 'B' 215
10 London Frontrunners 149

Women's Division Three Team Result

1 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 49
2 Serpentine RC 'C' 48
3 Enfield & Haringey 'B' 18
4 Barnet & District 17
5 Thames Valley Harriers 'B' 11

Women's Division Three League Positions

1 Serpentine RC 'C' 432
2 Enfield & Haringey 'B' 150
3 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 141
4 Herts Phoenix 112
5 Metropolitan Police 'B' 88
6 Barnet & District 86
7 Newham & Essex Beagles 81
8 Hillingdon 'B' 31
9 Metropolitan Police 'C' 18
10 Thames Valley Harriers 'B' 11
11 St Albans Striders 'B' 8
12 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 'B' 3

Veteran Women's Division One Team Result

1 Highgate Harriers 121
2 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 100
3 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 92
4 Serpentine RC 68
5 Mornington Chasers 62
6 St Albans Striders 61
7 London Heathside 59
8 Metropolitan Police 48
9 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 35
10 Serpentine RC 'B' 20

Veteran Women's Division One League Positions

1 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 511
2 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 485
3 London Heathside 481
4 Serpentine RC 467
5 Highgate Harriers 455
6 St Albans Striders 271
7 Mornington Chasers 268
8 Serpentine RC 'B' 206
9 Metropolitan Police 184
10 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 85

Veteran Women's Division Two Team Result

1 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 47
2 Mornington Chasers 'B' 29
3 Highgate Harriers 'B' 14
4 Hillingdon 12

Veteran Women's Division Two League Positions

1 London Heathside 'B' 128
2 Mornington Chasers 'B' 119
3 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 113
4 Garden City Runners 96
5 London Frontrunners 91
6 Hillingdon 84
7 Highgate Harriers 'B' 27
8 Metropolitan Police 'B' 20
9 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 19
10 St Mary's Richmond 0

Veteran Women's Division Three Team Result

1 Thames Valley Harriers 5
2 Barnet & District 4
3 Serpentine RC 'C' 1

Veteran Women's Division Three League Positions

1 Serpentine RC 'C' 106
2 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 50
3 Barnet & District 27
4 Thames Valley Harriers 22
5 Herts Phoenix 18
6 Newham & Essex Beagles 14
7 Enfield & Haringey 12
8 Hillingdon 'B' 9
9 St Albans Striders 'B' 6
10 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 'B' 2


Saturday 11th February marked the fifth and final MET League race of the 2011/2012 season. With the league title in our sights; this was our last chance to obtain the points we needed to defend the trophy and take home the win. The day dawned sunny and cold with some patchy snow on the ground, once again we seemed to avoid the mud-fest of the majority of last season's races. Mid-week optimism about defending the title was slightly marked by the fact that many of our usual scorers were unable to race through injury/sickness or general absence; but it was great to see the decent numbers of Serpie Ladies that arrived ready to race on the day.

A fast start saw a small group form with at least an 100 metre gap on the rest of the field. The lead changed several times but the race was eventually won by Victoria Webster (Shaftesbury Barnet) who crossed the line 9 seconds ahead of Hayley Munn (Enfield and Haringey), Esther Evans (Highgate Harriers) a further 6 seconds adrift, took third.

Team stalwart and all round Serpie legend; Liz Wynn, was the first scoring lady in 16th followed by new face, Carla Denney (24th), Laura Dennison (25th) and Helen Windsor (34th). Lisa Petit (57th) looked to have a great run; several of us spectators commented on how strong she looked! There was also a rumour of an internal battle going on between Val Metcalf, Steph Vaatz and Cheryl Sacks. It looks like Val took the glory this time finishing 10 places a head of her fellow competitors!

Despite an awesome effort by the ladies on the day; we didn't quite reach our goal of defending the title..but do not loose faith, we will be back, stronger than ever, and we will win this league again. It has been such a honour to captain the Serpentine Women this Cross Country season. Thanks to all for affording Becky Glover and I the opportunity! Also a massive thank you to all the runners, supporters and organisers that have made this season's MET League possible. Every one of you had an essential role; we could not do it without you.

Huge well done to the Serpentine Senior Men's team who won this match and finished second in the 2011/2012 league!
The MET League may have finished but the cross country season is not over yet! The National Cross Country Championships take place at Parliament Hill, on Saturday 25th February. Last year the Serpentine Women's team came home with a bronze medal, it would be more than great to see if we could defend that position in 2012! Stayed tuned for race details and if you have any questions about representing the Serpentine Women; please contact myself (sylvielloyd@gmail.com) or Becky Glover (beckyjglover@hotmail.com).

Result queries

If you have any queries about these results please email results@serpentine.org.uk