We hear from Peter Simpson reports back on a muddy XC champs:
‘The combined county XC champs of Buckinghamshire & Bedfordshire were held on 3 January 2015 at Hughenden Country Park, near High Wycombe. Relying on my fitness from work and cycling to/from the job, my running expectations were just to finish. The men’s race for runners up to age 59 was 11K (4 laps) including 8 stream crossings. It was raining on the day and in the preceding few days so the course was quite wet and muddy. For men 60+ the distance was 8K.
I managed to finish in my slowest time (event held at different venues) of 69.44, Bucks County position 60/61 (men aged 20-59, 7/8 V50). Overall in the Bucks & Beds event position 107/110.’