Surrey League XC Mens Match 3 - Chobham Common

Race Date: Saturday, 11/01/2020
Race Distance: Other

A great turn out once again from the Mens Team at Chobham Common today. A good course - measured around 4.7 miles, two laps round mainly stony paths through scrubland. It seemed hillier than perhaps anticipated but mud and puddles were limited. We finished 6/9, a fine result for the team that ran, and several of the scorers brought home their best points yet this season (David, Kevin, Gareth, James, Jim). It leaves us in 8/9 in Div 2 with the final race at Lloyd Park promising to be another nail biter as we fight it out with West4 and Striders for the safe spot of 7th place. Only 5 points behind Striders, who are in 7th, at present this is achievable. We welcomed Stephen Shanly and Tim Naughton to the team for their debut, and Fred Jimack ran as a bonafide first claim for the first time also. Great to see Neil back in the scoring, and Nick bring home his first points for the team in a League race. Current Div 2 Standings Ranelagh - 607 Fulham - 769 Woking - 1273 Stragglers - 1475 Croydon - 1487 Reigate - 1551 Striders - 1687 WW - 1692 W4 - 1744