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British Masters Cross Country Champs

Mike Neighbour
A few AFD Vets travelled to the BMAF XC Champs at Bath University on Sunday 13th
6th March.
 The flat, parkland course suited the track specialists as there was scant
 mud to squelch through and little in the way of testing hills although the
long drag on each lap caught up with some by lap 3.  Ruth Jones was our sole
AFD runner in the first race and after a steady start finished strongly for
a fine 5th place in the V35-39 category and 24th overall.  The mens race,
held over 5 miles, resulted in an individual bronze for Austin Soane in the
V60-64 age group finishing 53rd overall and a V45-54 team bronze for Scott
Smith-Bannister 4th, Tad Dicker 7th and Chris Try gaining his first major
medal  in 16th.  Overall Scott was 8th, Tad 13th and Chris 42nd.
 
A number of others competed in the BMAF indoor track Championships on Sunday
too.  All competed in the 3000m and all medalled:

Darren Symes 1st V45-49/ 9.23.76 SB

Paul Gaylor     3rd V45-49/ 9.46.26 PB

 Nick Jacobs     3rd V40-44/ 939.17 PB

 A great weekends racing from the AFD Vet's squad.