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Women’s Met League Round Up

Firstly – huge thanks and congratulations to Gemma Barry who has consistently impressed over the whole competition and finished a creditable 5th lady out of all of the Met League’s 5 fixtures and 200 ladies reports Donna Nash. Gemma was rewarded by Start Fitness, the league sponsors with a £200 gift, very well deserved.
Overall, the A team managed to retain our place in Division 1 finishing 6th.
Next season we will have 2 teams in the senior D3 as the C team finished 15th whilst the B team move down from D2.
Similarly the vets will have 2 teams in D2 as the B team move up from D3 and the A team move down from D1. The Vets B team performance was pretty amazing as we only had a full team at 4 of the 5 fixtures and still finished 2nd!
The challenge this season was always to stay up in D1 and we totally achieved that with stunning and solid performances from Stacey Ward (who managed 2 fixtures before retiring with injury but made a great contribution to our overall points total with a 4th and 3rd finish), Gemma Barry (already mentioned!), Hannah Wells and Ciara Williams who have a little healthy rivalry developing – Ciara managed to finish ahead of Hannah at 3 of the 5 fixtures but Hannah’s performance at the last 2 were stronger; Kate Shockley who has had a great season and the incredible Zoe Dobbs who scored for both seniors and vets. All of these ladies made up the A team in all of their appearances.
Others who also helped to make up the A team on occasion included Natalie Wickings from Hillingdon Triathletes and Claudia Cherubini who both made their debuts for us this season; and Lynn Hyde who made it into the A team at the last fixture.
Our fabulous vet A’s Zoe, Melanie Spencer, Lynn and Karen O’Rourke are all quality runners and didn’t deserve demotion, proving how tough the competition is in this division. B Team of Lesley, Pauline, Lucy and Heather deserve their promotion and well done.
As for the final race – we had a fab fifteen including 2 making their debut, Claudia Cherubini and Ingrid Hansen. Regulars sorely missed included Mel and Kate(holiday), Lesley Conway and Lyndsey Browne both suffering with nasty colds.
Everyone fought the course valiantly and the most impressive finish has to be that by Lucy Duncan who managed her signature sprint at the end!
Thank you to each and every one who has taken part in the Met League this season. It has been a season to be proud of and we have set ourselves up nicely for next season.


Full results can be found here