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North of the Thames & Liddiard Trophy, Kingsbury, 24 October 2015

Hillingdon AC’s senior men just missed out on picking up team medals at the North of the Thames and Liddiard Trophy race at Kingsbury, finishing fourth in the eight to score competition for the Liddiard Trophy and fourth by just two points in the North of the Thames six to score competition.

In cool autumnal conditions, well suited to cross country racing, Hillingdon AC had 19 men competing with Martin Bateman first scorer for the club in 10th place. Behind Martin, the scoring six was completed by Ed Campbell (16th), Simon Connell (21st), Dan Thompson (33rd), Paul Leppard (39th) and Dave Newman (64th) with the scoring eight completed by the addition of Simon Claridge (77th) and Brett Hutchinson (80th).

The team races for both the NOTT six to score competition and the Liddiard were won by Highgate Harriers with Serpentine in second and London Heathside in third and although Hillingdon AC did secure third place in the NOTT four to score competition and third place in the NOTT eight to score competition, there were no medals awarded for these categories!

Furthermore, Hillingdon AC finished second in the 12 to score Middlesex Cup competition behind Serpentine.

Eva Kingsbury

One of our favourite Hilingdon ladies, Eva Mack, reigning Queen of Kingsbury, rocked up to defend her title this year reports Donna Nash. Despite running the course faster than last year by 6 seconds at 18:04, (we all know every second counts!), Eva came home first for HAC and 3rd overall picking up medals for both the NOTT and Liddiard competitions. Eva finished up with SILVER as the second lady over the finish line was a very young lady at only 16 and had run in the seniors as there were no other entrants for the U17s.
Pauline Fischer put in a sterling performance, clearly picking up where she left of last season, beating the incredible Lesley Conway by 13 seconds. The ladies arrived home 35th and 37th respectively, separated by Alison from Serpentine whose card is now marked!!
Completing the team for Hillingdon this time was Sue Dyke who beat 10 other ladies to come in 45th out of 55. Well done Sue – we are so glad to see you back in the cross country team.

Full results may be found here.