Runners finish league series

There were several outstanding performances by Biggleswade AC runners at the last Three Counties Cross-Country League race of the season. The one-lap course was mostly downhill on the way out at East Haddon in Northants on Sunday. Unfortunately this made

There were several outstanding performances by Biggleswade AC runners at the last Three Counties Cross-Country League race of the season.

The one-lap course was mostly downhill on the way out at East Haddon in Northants on Sunday.

Unfortunately this made the return half of the race a tough uphill test of strength and stamina!

Continuing his superb season as most improved runner for Biggleswade was Rob Morgan who was first man home.

Not far behind were Mac McKenzie and Vince Plosky once again battling right to the finish line.

Derek Litchfield had an exceptional run to finish in 91st position which was more than 20 places higher than the previous race.

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Making the change to spikes from running shoes over the hills and mud really paid off for Ian Skerratt who finished in a scoring position for the first time.

There were strong performances from Chris Addams, Arthur Mitchell and Mark Stead who have been improving throughout the season.

And a courageous run from Gavin Elliott scored for the team despite carrying an injury.

There were just five places separating Damien Pitts, Neil Gregory and Ken Prior at the finish. This was a superb achievement by Prior as just a day earlier he ran at Wing in the Chiltern Cross-Country League.

The ladies' team were brought home once again by Natalie Darlow in a fantastic 15th position.

Returning from long-term injury and looking an exciting prospect for the coming year was Zoe Dawson, and scoring valuable points for the team in her fastest time over this course was Penny Fletcher.

The team must be commended for raising their overall position from the previous races to seventh place.

Men's results: Rob Morgan (38th), Mac McKenzie (40th), Vince Plosky (41st), Gavin Elliott (50th), Derek Litchfield (91st), Ian Skerratt (93rd), Damien Pitts (102nd), Neil Gregory (105th), Ken Prior (108th), Chris Addams (133rd), Arthur Mitchell (134th), Mark Stead (177th).

Ladies results: Natalie Darlow (15th), Zoe Dawson (23rd), Penny Fletcher (50th), Anne Lincoln (82nd).

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