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South Of England Cross Country Championships, Stanmer Park, 24 January 2015

A total of 18 Hillingdon AC members braved the testing conditions at the South of England Cross Country Championships at Stanmer Park near Brighton on 24 January.

On a brutally hilly course and racing over five miles, Hannah Wells 88th and Zoe Dobbs 232nd represented Hillingdon AC in the Senior Women’s race, Dominic Speight was the club’s sole representative in the five mile Under 20 Men’s race finishing 102nd, while there were 15 Senior Men from the club competing over the demanding nine mile course.

James Laing was first finisher for the club in the men’s race in 93rd position with the scoring six completed by Dan Thompson 123rd, Ed Campbell 160th, Martin Bateman 209th, Simon Connell 261st and Philip Warburton 375th. The Senior Men’s team finished 22nd out of the 55 clubs that finished six or more scorers.

Hillingdon AC’s representation was completed by Paul Leppard 455th, Gary Horn 501st, Andrew Malyan 610th, Dave Smith 632nd, Stevan Dokic 697th, Trevor Steeples 784th, Bob Burton 798th, Jeremy Collis 804th, and John Luscombe 831st. There were 855 finishers.

In addition, the athletes were well supported in their efforts by amongst others Harry Wild, Norma Cressy, Roy Cnudde, Gerry Archer, John Bignell, Martin Searle, Alan Wells, Richard Mann and Rob Thompson.

Congratulations to everyone that competed – cross country running doesn’t get tougher than this!

Full results may be found here.

Photos of the race may be found here (use the race number from the race results to search for photos of different athletes).