Saturday’s race was ‘hectic’, to quote Chris McGurk (CXXIV). After following the lead Thames athlete for 3 miles Will Mycroft and Andrew Penney led out the front Oxford runners, only to miss a turn and add an extra loop. Despite catching the leaders up again Andrew, Oli Langford and Will then got lost again in the last mile in the Butts – jogging in 15 minutes later. So much for the team performance. White flag markers probably weren’t the best for a snowy course.
Nevertheless, on the women’s side there were some great runs with less navigational issues – Naomi Webber coming in 1st and Alison Walsh 3rd.
‘Results’: THH Mob Match 2013 Results
Varsity is over for another year – in both races on Saturday we came away losing the team titles, but this was complemented with some outstanding individual efforts. Cambridge came out and attacked both races with everyone running fast times in heavy conditions. The club has progressed fantastically over the last 8 weeks, but now needs to refocus on what will be a flat and fast course in Leeds in 8 weeks from now.
Mens’ Blues, Varsity 2012
Seconds to Fourths looked on paper to be a closely fought contest, and this certainly proved to be the case yesterday. It was an honest and gutsy effort from all who ran at Wandlebury – everyone represented the club with real passion and left everything out there on the course. I couldn’t have asked for anything more as captain, even if the results didn’t go the way we had wanted.