Metropolitan League 8k (men): 11 February 2012

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Andy Greenleaf 28:12 SM Serpentine 5:40
2 2 Hugh Torry 29:21 SM Serpentine 5:54
3 3 Richard Phillips 29:23 V35 Serpentine 5:55
4 4 Huw Lobb 29:42 V35 Serpentine 5:58
5 5 Hendrik Zietsman 29:53 V40 Serpentine 6:01
6 6 Dave Morgan 30:25 SM Serpentine 6:07
7 7 Andrew Reeves 31:19 V40 Serpentine 6:18
8 8 Martin Gaunt 31:30 SM Serpentine 6:20
9 9 Andrew Orr 31:49 SM Serpentine 6:24
10 10 Andy Robbins 31:57 V35 Serpentine 6:26
11 11 Rory Maguire 31:58 SM Serpentine 6:26
12 12 Callum Martin 31:59 V45 Serpentine 6:26
13 13 Wesley Harrison 32:11 SM Serpentine 6:28
14 14 Ebrima Noble 32:34 V40 Serpentine 6:33
15 15 Kevin Darcy 32:43 SM Serpentine 6:35
16 16 Barney Southin 32:49 V35 Serpentine 6:36
17 17 Jamie Hogg 33:02 V35 Serpentine 6:39
18 18 Andrew Taylor 33:25 SM Serpentine 6:43
19 19 Nicola Barberis Negra 33:43 SM Serpentine 6:47
20 20 Roger Reid 34:05 V40 Serpentine 6:51
21 21 Roger Coyle 34:15 V35 Serpentine 6:53
22 22 Trent Stallard 34:16 SM Serpentine 6:54
23 23 Ben Cope 34:42 SM Serpentine 6:59
24 24 Gavin Edmonds 34:58 V35 Serpentine 7:02
25 25 Alessandro Poggi 35:02 SM Serpentine 7:03
26 26 Samuel Palin 35:04 SM Serpentine 7:03
27 27 Dan Lewington 35:12 SM Serpentine 7:05
28 28 Raoul Mansukhani 35:45 V40 Serpentine 7:11
29 29 Alastair Locke 35:57 SM Serpentine 7:14
30 30 Dan Brooks 36:07 V35 Serpentine 7:16
31 31 Tim Renshaw 36:33 SM Serpentine 7:21
32 32 Alastair Maher 36:48 SM Serpentine 7:24
33 33 Stephane Schneider 37:11 SM Serpentine 7:29
34 34 Paul Fromme 37:43 V40 Serpentine 7:35
35 35 Alistair McColl 38:04 SM Serpentine 7:39
36 36 Alex Malzer 38:27 V40 Serpentine 7:44
37 37 Richard Sleath 38:48 SM Serpentine 7:48
38 38 Lars Menken 39:21 V35 Serpentine 7:55
39 39 Kieran Dignan 40:12 SM Serpentine 8:05
40 40 Alex Pearson 43:24 V35 Serpentine 8:44
41 41 Richard Long 43:28 V60 Serpentine 8:45
42 42 Martin Garrett 45:08 V55 Serpentine 9:05

Race conditions

Cold and sunny with some snow underfoot.

Report

Men's Division One Team Result

1 Serpentine RC 991
2 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 963
3 London Heathside 804
4 Highgate Harriers 771
5 Hillingdon 595
6 Serpentine RC 'B' 536
7 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 324
8 Metropolitan Police 309
9 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 251
10 Mornington Chasers 127

Men's Division One League Positions

1 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 5614
2 Serpentine RC 5275
3 Highgate Harriers 4205
4 London Heathside 3724
5 Hillingdon 3257
6 Serpentine RC 'B' 2738
7 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 2369
8 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 2247
9 Metropolitan Police 1662
10 Mornington Chasers 1050

Men's Division Two Team Result

1 Thames Valley Harriers 670
2 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 593
3 London Heathside 'B' 409
4 Herts Phoenix 348
5 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 338
6 Newham & Essex Beagles 316
7 Garden City Runners 252
8 London Frontrunners 160
9 Enfield & Haringey 82
10 Metropolitan Police 'B' 3

Men's Division Two League Positions

1 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 3756
2 Thames Valley Harriers 3634
3 Newham & Essex Beagles 3183
4 London Heathside 'B' 2952
5 Herts Phoenix 2333
6 London Frontrunners 2246
7 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 2140
8 Garden City Runners 2012
9 Enfield & Haringey 1159
10 Metropolitan Police 'B' 139

Men's Division Three Team Result

1 St Albans Striders 567
2 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 501
3 Serpentine RC 'C' 444
4 Thames Valley Harriers 'B' 423
5 St Albans Striders 'B' 288
6 Hillingdon 'B' 178
7 Barnet & District 126
8 Herts Phoenix 'B' 44
9 Highgate Harriers 'B' 26
10 Garden City Runners 'B' 17

Men's Division Three League Positions

1 St Albans Striders 4293
2 Serpentine RC 'C' 4045
3 Hillingdon 'B' 2891
4 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 2641
5 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'C' 2383
6 Barnet & District 1806
7 St Albans Striders 'B' 1715
8 Thames Valley Harriers 'B' 1461
9 London Frontrunners 'B' 1406
10 Highgate Harriers 'B' 1172
11 Harlow RC 986
12 St Mary's Richmond 840
13 Garden City Runners 'B' 552
14 Mornington Chasers 'B' 539
15 Herts Phoenix 'B' 502
16 Newham & Essex Beagles 'B' 335
17 Barnet & District 'B' 79
18 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 'B' 71
19 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 'B' 38

Veteran Men's Division One Team Result

1 London Heathside 266
2 Serpentine RC 253
3 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 171
4 London Heathside 'B' 159
5 Thames Valley Harriers 132
6 Hillingdon 119
7 Garden City Runners 116
8 Metropolitan Police 105
9 Highgate Harriers 104
10 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 6

Veteran Men's Division One League Positions

1 London Heathside 1408
2 Serpentine RC 1316
3 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 932
4 Hillingdon 924
5 Highgate Harriers 897
6 London Heathside 'B' 862
7 Garden City Runners 691
8 Thames Valley Harriers 630
9 Metropolitan Police 628
10 Woodford Green with Essex Ladies 'B' 156

Veteran Men's Division Two Team Result

1 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 171
2 St Albans Striders 169
3 Herts Phoenix 139
4 London Frontrunners 90
5 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 89
6 Barnet & District 67
7 Serpentine RC 'B' 62
8 Hillingdon 'B' 49
9 Mornington Chasers 40
10 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 27

Veteran Men's Division Two League Positions

1 Herts Phoenix 847
2 St Albans Striders 821
3 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 776
4 London Frontrunners 672
5 Serpentine RC 'B' 511
6 Hillingdon 'B' 480
7 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 446
7 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 446
9 Mornington Chasers 420
10 Barnet & District 388

Veteran Men's Division Three Team Result

1 Herts Phoenix 'B' 86
2 London Heathside 'C' 82
3 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 57
3 Garden City Runners 'B' 57
5 St Albans Striders 'B' 40
6 Thames Valley Harriers 'B' 27
7 Hillingdon 'C' 21
8 Metropolitan Police 'B' 9
9 Enfield & Haringey 6

Veteran Men's Division Three League Positions

1 London Heathside 'C' 788
2 Herts Phoenix 'B' 538
3 Garden City Runners 'B' 431
4 Hillingdon 'C' 387
5 Harlow RC 288
6 London Frontrunners 'B' 272
7 Ealing, Southall & Middlesex 'B' 192
8 St Mary's Richmond 184
9 Metropolitan Police 'B' 173
10 Enfield & Haringey 164
11 St Albans Striders 'B' 162
12 Newham & Essex Beagles 95
13 Thames Valley Harriers 'B' 90
14 Barnet & District 'B' 86
15 Highgate Harriers 'B' 57
16 Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers 'B' 22
17 Victoria Park & Tower Hamlets 'B' 13

On 11 February 2012, Serpentine cross country team travelled to Horsenden Hill, Perivale, Ealing for the final fixture of this season's Metropolitan League. Snow had fallen a couple of days previously and we therefore all watched forecasts anxiously, hoping that the fixture wouldn't be cancelled. In the event, the thaw had already started by Saturday afternoon and with clear blue skies and plenty of sunshine the day felt surprisingly mild.



With Nick Torry away altitude training in Kenya, Andy Greenleaf was our first finisher, in second place, close behind the winner, Sean Dixon from Highgate Harriers. Andy had lead much of the race but should still be pleased with the result. Hugh Torry and Richard Phillips ran together most of the way, Hugh coming in 14th while Rich, hopefully now with injuries behind him, finishing in 16th with Huw Lobb only a little way back in 18th. Hendrik Zietsman was once again the lead veteran in 22nd, while Dave Morgan after setting off very ambitously held on to 29th.



Andrew Reeves in 41st is clearly coming back to fitness just as the road relays come round, once again just beating Martin Gaunt in 45th who had his mind on the Sidcup 9.8 mile race the following day. Andy Orr, one of the seasons stalwarts, came 54th, in front of Andy Robbins in 58th, whose form continues bit by bit to improve after a time away from serious training with injuries. Rory Maguire, pleased for once to be able to be on the startline on time, came 60th, while Calum Martin despite back injuries, ran hard to finish 62nd and close our A team. On the day our A team won the fixture, a pleasing end to the season. Congratulations are due to Woodford Green and Essex Ladies team who once again are league champions. We hope and believe that with all our best men available as often as they can be we will be better than ever in this league next season.



Wesley Harrison who would probably have preferred more snow rather than less finished 65th, Ebrima Noble in 76th was a little way back from the standard we have come to expect of him this season. Kevin Darcy in 80th must be aiming for the A team next year, Barney Southin in 83rd had his highest finish of the season, Jamie Hogg in 88th was pleased to be back after missing the Southerns with a cold. Andrew Taylor just squeezed into the top 100 in 96th, Nic Barberis-Negra (whose watch I managed to steal for several weeks) was just outside in 103rd. Roger Reid came 111th, Roger Coyle came 114th and Trent Stallard came 116th. Ben Cope in 131st just got the better of Gavin Edmonds in 134th who closed out our B team, who were sixth on the day and finish sixth in the league, pleasingly just ahead of the Woodford B team. We should definitely be proud of the achievement of our B team this season.



Alessandro Poggi, in his first race on the country for a while, lead the C team home in 135, just ahead of Sam Palin in 137th and Dan Lewington in 141st. Raoul Mansukhani, another stalwart of the team, came 148th, Alistair Locke came 152nd and Dan Brooks came 156th. Tim Renshaw in 165th and Alistair Maher in 170th closed out our 8-to-score C team, who were third in the third division on the day, but finish the season in second place in the division and fully deserve their promotion to the second division where they should be competitive next season.



Stephane Schneider was 173rd, Paul Fromme was 179th, Alistair McColl was 186th, Alex Malzer was 195th, Richard Sleath was 203rd, Lars Menken, was 212th, many of these finishing in their highest position in this league all season. Kieran Dignan was 222nd, Alex Pearson was 240th (are you still doing secret training, Alex?), Richard Long was 241st and Martin Garrett was 253rd.



Many thanks to the host club, Ealing Southall and Middlesex, Malcolm French our team manager who is always the first to arrive and the last to leave these races, all the many helpers and bakers and officials, the Serpentine women's team who supported us and also came second in the women's league and the Ballot Box pub where we've been for a number of years: we think they have finally now got used to us.


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