Shrewsbury XC – snow and river crossings
Tough going but fantastic team effort from all!
What a XC! Snow coming down on route to Shrewsbury meant cold, slushy wet fields, a brilliant deep river crossing (cold), another deep ‘field’ crossing (cold too!), lots more muddy tracks and fields and a wall to jump – it was hard but exciting. I was really proud of everyone yesterday – a) for making the trek there, b) for putting their all into what really was a tough, tough day and c) for still smiling at the end of it. You guys are awesome!
So huge well done to Miranda Grant and Andrea Rowlands who brought the ladies home in 3rd and 4th place, followed by Helen Blair, Becki Law, Ellie Salisbury, Alison Donnelly and Viv Edwards. The same goes for the 4 fantastic Eryri men who kept the Masters team going strong – Matthew Fortes(18th overall), Arwel Lewis, Russell Owen and Eurwyn Edwards. Really, really well done. Full results will be available on the NWXC website.
Big thanks to Arwel and Matthew for getting us there and back safely on the bus and to Shrewsbury AC/Bernie Jones and co for putting on such a great day despite the weather. The cakes, sandwiches, tea and coffee in a lovely warm sports hall after were much appreciated!
Next, last and all important league fixture + prize giving is on SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY IN OSWESTRY WITH AN EARLIER START TIME OF 1PM FOR THE FIRST RACE AND 1.45PM FOR THE SECOND RACE. More details to follow but please let me know if you would like a space on the free bus.
Thanks Russ for the photos, sorry we didn’t get everyone, too cold!