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Met League Uxbridge- Senior Men’s report

A much improved turnout at the third Met League fixture of the season at Uxbridge saw the A team finish second on the day in Division One behind Highgate Harriers, scoring 823 points to Highgate’s 1246 reports Paul Leppard. This was the club’s best performance in the Met League for many years and just shows what we are capable of when our younger and faster athletes turn out to compete with the A team boosted by Met League season’s debuts from Ben Goddard (66th), Joe Carton (80th), Andy Moore (88th), Paul Corney (97th) and Ed Campbell (121st).

At the front of the race Abdishakur Abdulle finished third, Kadar Abdullahi fourth, Rob Thompson tenth, James Laing 22nd and Aramias Zeration 42nd. However, Abdishakur was not allocated any league points after running in the wrong race number (if Abdi had been counted in the team competition we would have scored in the region of 910 points). The league administrator has been warning that they would exclude athletes who run with the wrong number and unfortunately for us, it was at this fixture that they decided to implement this new rule.

As a result of the A team’s improved performance, the B and C teams also had their best placings in the Met League this year with the B team finishing fifth and the C team finishing 11th in Division 3.

In total , Hillingdon AC had 45 athletes competing in the men’s race which may be the most we have ever had competing in one fixture. Thank you to all that raced, marshaled or volunteered to help on the day.

Full results of the Met League may be found here: http://www.trentparkrc.org/