Lowestoft Road Runners were out in force at race 5 of the Suffolk Winter League Cross Country Series which took place at Fritton Lake on Sunday 10 March. Considered their ‘home’ event 41 members donned the blue and yellow to run a 2 lap course of just over 4 miles, battling their way through the elements. The course was a mixture of mud leaves and rain leaving the route boggy in places (but that’s what cross country is all about!). First home was Robert Chenery in 4th, closely followed by Carl Prewer in 9th and Tom Galley in 12th. For the ladies Louise Bernasconi was first home for the team in 88th overall followed by Katy Oldman (93rd) and Vicki Grice (108th). As well as those familiar to racing off-road there were also a few members giving cross country a go for the first time which was great to see and certainly bolstered the teams numbers and points.
The club has picked up some great results during the season so far with some excellent individual results with both Robert Cheverton and Tracy Prewer sitting in 1st, Carl Prewer and Colleen Mukuya in 2nd and Louise Bernasconi in 3rd for their respective age categories. In the team standings, the Ladies A Team are currently 2nd overall and the Male and Combined A Teams in 4th.
Other results from Fritton were as follows; Robert Chenery (4th), Carl Prewer (9th), Tom Galley (12th), Simon Cook (16th), John Jervis (20th), Martin Farr (30th), Robert Cheverton (36th), Leigh Butcher (37th), Neil Bye (59th), Scott Bruce (82nd), Karle Howard (83rd), Louise Bernasconi (88th), Shaun Lark (89th), Katy Oldman (93rd) Harrison Page (99th), Vicki Grice (108th), Tracy Prewer (114th), Ian Marshall (125th), Aaron Shrimpton (131st), Rachel Plant (132nd), Bernard Mukuya (151st), Flo Ashdown (154th), James Crisp (155th), Becky Lawler (160th), Cat Fletcher (166th), Shaun Kay (169th), Philip Ayers (172nd), Karen Evans (188th), Hung Lai (189th), Elayne Hilton (192nd), Caroline Peek (200th), Mark Elflett (203rd), Jo Bisset-Smith (206th), Steph Strowger (219th), Marie Ayers (221st), Jo Pallant (262nd), Debbie Secret (270th), Debbie Lovegrove (285th), Tracy Shrimpton (286th), Su Wilson (287th) and Darryl Ainslie (303rd).
Contributed by Vicki Grice