English National XC Championship (women): 25 February 2012

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Sandra McDougall 30:01 SL Serpentine 6:02
2 2 Sylvie Lloyd 30:06 SL Serpentine 6:03
3 3 Anna Ferguson 33:06 SL Serpentine 6:39
4 4 Victoria Crawford 33:07 SL Serpentine 6:40
5 5 Helen Gaunt 33:15 SL Serpentine 6:41
6 6 Rebecca Phillips 33:43 SL Serpentine 6:47
7 7 Teresa Gaillard De Laubenque 34:45 FV35 Serpentine 6:59
8 8 Laura Denison 35:11 FV35 Serpentine 7:05
9 9 Sarah Knox 35:26 FV40 Serpentine 7:08
10 10 Wendy Mathie 35:45 SL Serpentine 7:11
11 11 Grace Sim 35:55 SL Serpentine 7:13
12 12 Lisa Pettit 37:40 FV40 Serpentine 7:35
13 13 Melissa Brand 37:42 SL Serpentine 7:35
14 14 Poppy Lenton 38:38 FV35 Serpentine 7:46
15 15 Ilona Bagi 38:44 SL Serpentine 7:47
16 16 Joanna Conn 38:46 FV40 Serpentine 7:48
17 17 Beatrice Bonello 39:43 FV35 Serpentine 7:59
18 18 Caroline Morgan 40:22 SL Serpentine 8:07
19 19 Cheryl Sacks 41:18 FV40 Serpentine 8:18
20 20 Valerie Metcalf 41:36 FV45 Serpentine 8:22
21 21 Sigrid Stangl 42:18 SL Serpentine 8:30
22 22 Stephanie Vaatz 44:27 FV35 Serpentine 8:56
23 23 Susan Kennedy 50:51 FV50 Serpentine 10:14

Report

In the 4 to score team result we were 8th:
301 Serpentine RC ( 25 27 124 125 )

Saturday, 25th February was the final cross country race of the season - the National Cross Country Championships, held this year at Parliament Hill. Like many of the cross country races this season, it was a beautiful sunny day, a huge contrast to last years terrible conditions.

Our first female runner home was Sandy Wilson feeling strong and finishing in 25th, just ahead of Sylvie Lloyd in 27th. Anna Ferguson continued to make a great come back from her foot operation and came in 124th and only 1 second behind her was Vic Crawford in 125th, these 4 made up our scoring team who finished a very creditable 8th.

Helen Winsor was next to finish in 131st, followed by Becky Glover in 148th enjoying the mud a bit too much! Teresa Gaillard De Laubenque came in 190th and in 209th was this years Serpentine Ladies Cross Country Champion Laura Denison who really has shown huge improvements throughout the season. Sarah Knox finished in 216th, followed by Wendy Vandoolaeghe in 229th who some how managed to run despite having a broken coccyx (hope it gets better soon!). Next over the line in 236th was Grace Kimble and having another good run was Lisa Pettit in 325th, with Melissa Brand only a couple of seconds behind in 326th. Poppy Lenton finished in 366th, in 371st was Ilona Bagi, 375th was Jo Conn followed by Beatrice Bonello in 415th. Caroline Ringrow baker of the amazing little serpiebread men came in 440th. Cheryl Sacks came in 464th and Valerie Metcalf in 471st both of whom have done every cross country race this season - well done! Sigrid Stangl came in 486th followed by Stephanie Vaatz in 541st finishing off with Susan Kennedy in 621st.

A big thank you to Jen Bradley and her team of helpers who as well as doing a great job marshalling, provided plenty of much needed cheering and support on the way round. Also a lot of hard work has been put in throughout the season and for the Nationals by Malcolm French, Steph Vaatz, Bev Thomas and Sally Hodge, thank you all! It was great to see so many other supporters out too - peoples parents, family and partners, and so many people at the end of season social.

So the cross country season is now over, but there are plenty of other team events to look forward to, in particular the 6 Stage Road Relays, we hope you see as many of you sign up as possible for this great team event. If you would like to get involved, please sign up using this link http://www.serpentine.org.uk/pages/race_aaa_champs.html (you must be logged in to view this page and click on the relevant link on the right hand side – 6 stage for women)

Race helpers

Malcolm French, Jen Bradley, Carla Dennery, Alison Nolan, Marta Bagnati, Natalie Kolodziej, Lars Olsen, Darren Over

Result queries

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