Metropolitan League final standings after Ally Pally
The male vets team retained their trophy as winners of vets division one, while the senior men were second overall in senior division one. The women's team came third in women's senior division one.
Almost 70 Serpies turned out for the final meeting of the Metropolitan Cross Country League at Alexandra Palace in north London. It was a cold damp day and whilst the going was firmer underfoot than in recent races at this venue it was still distinctly muddy by the end of the men's race.
First Serpie to race was Jonah Kramer in the junior men's (U15/U17) race where he finished an excellent 6th in the U15 athletes.
In the women's race, Sarah Pemberton was first across the line in 6th place and the team finished third behind Highgate and London Heathside, which is where they finished in the league. The B team finished bottom of division one so will be demoted to division two next season unfortunately, where they will join our C team who finished 7th in division two.
The men's race was - as usual - very quick up front. Glenn Hughes led the Serpie team finishing 9th. The team finished 2nd behind Highgate Harriers which is where they finished in the league as well, overhauling Woodford Green who were pushed down into 3rd place. The B team finished 9th in division one so will, like the women, be demoted to division two next season where they will join our C team who finished 7th in division two.
The highlight of the day, at least for the more mature men, was that our vets team retained their trophy as leaders of division one vets. Andrew Reeves took the trophy home so if you're one of the men who finished 6th vet or better in any race this season ask him for a viewing :-)
Well done to everyone who ran this season.
Submitted: 13 February 2017