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BUCS XC 2017

posted 7 Feb 2017, 15:12 by Cross Country Club - Saints Sport   [ updated 7 Feb 2017, 15:13 ]

Annually one of the biggest, if not the biggest race in our calendar, BUCS XC 2017 did not disappoint.  Held this year in Sheffield, it was the shortest drive we've had in 3 years down there; being a cool 6 hours! After finding our way to our castle-esque hostel in Eyam to get a good pre race sleep, we set off. 21 runners, face-paint and 'Soreen' loaves in hand ready to take on the competition at Graves Park.

The mens long course was 10.36km, the short being 8.18km and women's 7.38km, the course consisted of a mixture of short and long laps, the latter including an incredibly muddy incline and decline, which ended in a jump over a small hay-filled bog. Consisting of several long inclines and a totally beaten up course (imagine what would happen if you were run over by 1528 spikes), it wasn't everyone's favourite, despite the random hay bale jump. However overall the race was a great experience.

On our way back to the hostel we stopped off at the scenic town of Bakewell, where we bought some traditional authentic bakewell puddings to share after pizza-heavy dinners. The night ended with a few pints and some smashing card games at a local pub, before heading home the next day via a quick run in Hassop.


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206th Isaac Bonisteel 39:40
216th Stephen McDougall 40:07
253rd Andrew Taylor 41:56
291st Charlie Hillman 44:27

263rd Corrin Blake 33:16
357th Louisa Bryant 35:23
378th Annabel Personeni 35:46
399th Molly Pace 36:12
432nd Emily Waas 37:06
600th Sarah MacNeill 45:26

257th Chris Russell 32:51
258th Sam Mason 32:52
313rd Evan Bohan 34:25
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402nd Calum MacGregor 36:24
457th Anton Weatherhead 38:19
502nd Corey Smith 40:02
503rd Kai Garson-Shumway 40:03

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Charlie Hillman
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