Pensby women on Cloud 9

I imagine I’m not the first SM officer to make that terrible joke….but a big well done to Ruth, Ursula and Julie who in combination were the first women’s team at the Cloud 9 hill race. Ursula was 4th women overall, with Julie and Ruth both first in their vet categories. There were six Pensbys out in total, and the results saw shifts at the top of both the men’s and women’s fell leagues, with Nigel and Ruth leapfrogging their rivals.

Well done as well to Dan and Andy who ran the 50 mile Chester Ultra. Andy is an old hand at these super long distance events, but this was Dan’s first ultra, so a particularly big well done to him!

Finally, last weekend saw the final two events of the Cross Country League – the Nationals at Harewood House Leeds, and the local Birchwood race. Good turn outs a both, but particularly at the Nationals where 13 Pensbys took part. Rob Beech was victorious in the men’s league, taking part in all but the very final event, while Lucy Partridge continues her strong form, taking the women’s league and running all but two events. It was a really close on though, with Lucy pipping Alex Roydon by a single point right at the very last. A really competitive league throughout. Great work all season by Rob Chalmers who organised the best attended XC league in years!

Great running all!